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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,816 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vicky Bliss Mysteries Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781440782374
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A single crimson rose and a plane ticket to Stockholm neatly mailed in a mysterious package sound like the formula for a romantic weekend. And a note in the bottom of the box fuels Vicky’s already insatiable curiosity-it is written in an archaic language even the capable Dr. Bliss cannot decipher. Is she embarking on a journey of romance or something else?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carly | 2/19/2014

    " Not my favorite of the series but still enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 1/31/2014

    " I really don't think I want to ready any more books in this little series. This book was EXTREMELY slow in moving. I think it was about pg 160 before I really knew what was going on and before anything happened. The author but a lot of details and facts about stuff in it that never really lead to a story. The so called storyline could have been summed up in a very very few pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaye | 1/29/2014

    " Dr. Vicky Bliss takes off to Sweden to meet John Smythe and gets dragged into his latest scheme to get a Swedish recluse to let him dig for buried medieval treasures. Of course he is betrayed by his co-conspirators and with the help of Vicky must try and save the day and their own lives. With Vicky there are history and art lessons but the location on a Swedish Island made the book a little less compelling as were the villainous characters. You know too early who the bad guys are it is just a matter of how to outwit and outlast them. "

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

    " Surprised to say I like Elizabeth Peters' variant style in her Vicky Bliss novels as opposed to her Amelia Peabody ones. Fun, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 12/27/2013

    " #3 in the VB series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/9/2013

    " Still really liking this series. I love that we get to visit different places in each book. I also love that Vicky isn't so smart and superior that she never gets herself into tight situations, and yet she never acts in a way that makes me wonder how she could be so stupid. Pure enjoyment! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilly | 11/18/2013

    " 4.5 stars. Rounded up for humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 10/20/2013

    " I think I say this after every Vicky Bliss novel, but I really wish she was Amelia Peabody! These books are just ok, never amazing like the Amelias..I just find myself not caring that much about the characters. But, they read quickly and keep you mildly entertained. It also took me an entire day after finishing it to actually understand the title, and I still don't get why there's a cat on the cover. *shrugs* "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/18/2013

    " Nice light reading. Love her writing style. Her books just seem timeless. They could be set in any era. This is the 3rd Vicky Bliss, and there are 3 more to go. I hope Vicky and John resolve their issues by the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bree | 8/17/2013

    " Really good plane fare - not too intensive, adventurous and mildly romantic without being too schmaltzy. I wasn't terribly surprised at anything that happened, but I was entertained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Martin | 8/17/2013

    " The vicky bliss books are a very nice light read with the added little romance between the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peyton | 8/15/2013

    " I'm currently listening to the audiobook narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. Love all of the Amelia Peabody books, so I am giving Vicky Bliss a try. Miss the British accent, though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 7/27/2013

    " A reread of an old Peters' mystery. Lots of action, humor and twists and turns and a bit of romance. Involving art history, situated in Sweden. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 6/9/2013

    " Breezy and with a little more bite than the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 3/16/2013

    " Book 3 is just as good as the other 2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aelliana | 1/31/2013

    " Not as fun as Street of the Five Moons, but still nice book. Couldn't really recognise Sweden in the book, but that doesn't matter much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 1/25/2013

    " I might be ready for a re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 11/12/2012

    " A little more Sir John. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 11/6/2012

    " I was very bored in this book. It took me quite a while to get through it. I thought that the end redeemed it somewhat though. Enjoyed the end enough to find out what happens next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 11/2/2012

    " #3 for Vicky Bliss. Envy over Vicky's stats aside, John Smythe is a lovely man (and there is some talk of his being a descendant of Sethos, our favorite man of mystery and disguise). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 9/22/2012

    " I really enjoy Vicki Bliss. This proves that women heroines don't always have to marry the rich man (see my reviews of the Chicklit I have read recently). Vicki is smart, she has the ability to problem solve. She has fun romantic encounters without having to "get married" or "get the man". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 6/17/2012

    " This one was a lot of fun. For some reason, I just can't get into the other series by Elizabeth Peters, but I love Vicky Bliss! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Ethington | 5/23/2012

    " A "Vicky Bliss" mystery--I read this on vacation where I didn't want anything too involved and this certainly fit the bill. It was mildly entertaining but I didn't feel like the characters were very well developed. It was fine but nothing moving or meaningful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 4/4/2012

    " This August a new Vicky Bliss book is coming out! This is exciting because she's only been writing Amelia Peabody books for a while. Read this it's quick and fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morag Gray | 3/17/2012

    " There wasn't much mystery. I didn't get why Vicky attraced men (particularly bad men) the way she does. Character portrayals were two-dimensional at best, and I don't think I'll bother with another one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 12/2/2011

    " I listened to this on CD. It's set in Sweden. I have visited some of the areas mentioned in the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/21/2011

    " The vicky bliss books are a very nice light read with the added little romance between the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 12/23/2010

    " Another fun book in the Vicki Bliss series; however, perhaps not my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bree | 12/21/2009

    " Really good plane fare - not too intensive, adventurous and mildly romantic without being too schmaltzy. I wasn't terribly surprised at anything that happened, but I was entertained. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 12/15/2009

    " I listened to this on CD. It's set in Sweden. I have visited some of the areas mentioned in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 12/9/2009

    " Must find a friend with long lost Swedish (or Norwegian) relatives who will put me up in comfort while I flirt with a world class thief. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nat | 9/27/2009

    " Surprised to say I like Elizabeth Peters' variant style in her Vicky Bliss novels as opposed to her Amelia Peabody ones. Fun, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 9/22/2009

    " I am so addicted to this series. It's amazing that though the books were written years apart, the story's tone and flow remains constant. I am sorry there are only 6 of them!!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peyton | 7/4/2009

    " I'm currently listening to the audiobook narrated by Barbara Rosenblat. Love all of the Amelia Peabody books, so I am giving Vicky Bliss a try. Miss the British accent, though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 6/28/2009

    " A "Vicky Bliss" mystery--I read this on vacation where I didn't want anything too involved and this certainly fit the bill. It was mildly entertaining but I didn't feel like the characters were very well developed. It was fine but nothing moving or meaningful. "

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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

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.