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Download Lion in the Valley: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,622 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Susan O’Malley Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2003 ISBN:
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The 1895-96 season promises to be an exceptional one for Amelia Peabody, her dashing Egyptologist husband Emerson, and their wild and precocious eight-year-old son, Ramses. The much-coveted burial chamber of the Black Pyramid in Dahshur is theirs for the digging. But there is a great evil in the wind that roils the hot sands sweeping through the bustling streets and marketplaces of Cairo. The brazen moonlight abduction of Ramses - and an expedition subsequently cursed by misfortune and death - have alerted Amelia to the likely presence of her arch nemesis, the Master Criminal, notorious looter of the living and the dead. But it is far more than ill-gotten riches that motivate the evil genius this time around. For now the most valuable and elusive prize of all is nearly in his grasp: the meddling lady archaeologist who has sworn to deliver him to justice...Amelia Peabody! Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/7/2014

    " Love this book! It's hilarious! Amelia & family are busy again with archaology, murderers and mystery. Plus, we finally meet Sethos... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Waring-Crane | 2/4/2014

    " The family has enjoyed this series in audio format over the years and once again the miles flew by on our trip west as the plot spun out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lissa | 1/23/2014

    " Love this series - working my way through them again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 1/17/2014

    " This is the best in the series--each book continues the story of Amelia Peabody Emerson, her husband, Emerson and her son Ramses as they dig around and in the pyramids in Egypt. The banter between Peabody and Emerson keeps me laughing and now Ramses at age 8, is another source of banter and angst for Amelia. The Master Criminal is close at hand and causing no end of trouble for the trio. Read this series, you will love it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/12/2014

    " This one was a little bland for me but I do enjoy the competition between Amelia and Emerson, so I'll keep reading the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/12/2014

    " I really like these books about Amelia Peabody and her family of Egyptologists. They're crazy and, therefore, lots of fun to read about, and the crimes they solve are rather funny too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lissa | 1/10/2014

    " Amelia peabody starts out slowely, but as the characters progress, they become more interesting and amusing. You have to learn to read Amelia's "reports" with the understanding of her prejudices and attitudes, but her adventures are full of fun and swashbuckle "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/8/2014

    " Another good one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Alden | 1/1/2014

    " Halfway through the first chapter I realized I'd read this book a number of years ago, but I was enjoying it so much I just kept on reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/15/2013

    " The Master Criminal has a name, or at least a nom de plume. And of course that name is Sethos. Some things are so obvious in retrospect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 stitchnsnitch | 11/26/2013

    " This is another great read by Elizabeth Peters. My favorite part of this book was Ramses' discussion with Emerson about amoebas. LOL! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 11/3/2013

    " One of my all-time favorites! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette Johnson | 8/15/2013

    " Tacky - if possible - in a good way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britt, Book Habitue | 5/26/2013

    " Ramses could give a mother a heart attack.... but it's funny when it's someone else's (fictional) kid. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy (amyb2332) | 4/15/2013

    " I really like these books. They are so funny! And I love Ramses. I think he is my favorite character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgia | 4/13/2013

    " I just read this for the book club I am in. I am looking forward to our discussion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/19/2013

    " Loved it!! Elizabeth Peters is one talented lady. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine | 10/26/2012

    " Another great addition to the Amelia Peabody series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 girl writing | 8/22/2012

    " Ramses as a child continues to make me laugh. A good mystery with the Master Criminal approaching ever closer. What a cozy mystery series to read as it's getting cold and dark outside. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pegi Dorothy | 4/30/2012

    " I liked this book the best so far of the Amelia Peabody series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/9/2012

    " This was a step backwards chronologically in my adventures with Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson. It was really fun to go back 10 years. Ramses is hilarious as an 8 year old, unbelievable, really, and Peabody is quite the same. I'll have to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathrine | 12/26/2011

    " I keep re-reading the Amelia Peabody novels, amazing entertainment and fantastic escapist literature with a knowledgable Egyptology aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristensilvermoore | 6/12/2011

    " Another highly enjoyable book in this series! This novel is rather silly, but I just liked it so much anyway! I guess I just always think "Master Criminals" in mysteries are quite dated and absurd, but it just works here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/26/2011

    " Favorite quote: "Most magnificient of women, I adore you with all my heart and soul! I brought you here not to harm you, but to shower upon you the ardent devotion of a soul hopelessly caught in your spell." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 3/19/2011

    " I'm not so sure if this is quite as good as the others I've read or if it's because I haven't had a much time to be able to sit and read for any length of time recntly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Incandragon | 3/12/2011

    " #4 in the series. The Master Criminal is active, and Emelia (with husband and son) aren't out of his sights just because they're digging on the Black Pyramid. A great book to read when you're heading to (or in) Egypt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/6/2011

    " I've read this at least three times - it is one of my favorites in the Amelia Peabody series. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathrine | 1/25/2011

    " I keep re-reading the Amelia Peabody novels, amazing entertainment and fantastic escapist literature with a knowledgable Egyptology aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/29/2010

    " Re-read. Always nice to have a series like this to fall back on on "those days". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deenbat | 12/10/2010

    " Well, it took me a long time to get through this one, although the I enjoyed the end, so perhaps the problem was a lack of focus on my part, rather than anything to do with the story itself. However, I think I'll take a break before i move on to the next one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/28/2010

    " Amelia Peabody is delightful, as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 10/17/2010

    " This one grew on me. It started out slowly, and the style was difficult at first, however I really enjoyed it. A great mystery and lots of humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 9/8/2010

    " Lord, I do like Ramses...I think the children that are the most active and curious to raise turn into the most interesting adults. It'll be fun to see how Ramses turns out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 9/2/2010

    " Another good one in the series. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Peters

Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013) was born and brought up in Illinois. She earned her PhD in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute and went on to become a New York Times bestselling author whose novels were often set against historical backdrops. Peters was named Grand Master at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986 and Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar Awards in 1998. She also wrote books under the names Barbara Mertz and Barbara Michaels.

About the Narrator

Susan O’Malley (a.k.a. Bernadette Dunne) is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.