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4.00012820512821 out of 54.00012820512821 out of 54.00012820512821 out of 54.00012820512821 out of 54.00012820512821 out of 5 4.00 (5,226 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 Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date: October 1992 ISBN: 9781436126526
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Aboard a boat traveling up the Nile, their delightful (but catastrophically precocious) son, Ramses, back in England, Amelia Peabody and her handsome husband, Emerson, just might have a second honeymoon while they search for Nefertiti’s tomb. On the other hand, they might be heading toward murder. Or worse.

A beautifully exotic slave woman, an enigmatic Siamese cat, and a den of conspirators unite to snatch away Amelia’s happiness unless she reveals a secret she cannot ethically, morally, or in any other way disclose. So now, as the Emerson-Peabodys arrive at the remote desert site of Amarna, they will confront danger behind the sand dunes, a nefarious kidnapping plot, and a villain in disguise among their retinue.

Amelia is tantalizingly close to the most fabulous discovery since King Tut’s tomb, but as hard as she digs, what she uncovers is a shocking present-day peril: the loss of treasures far more precious than any antiquity, her husband’s love. Or both their lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Peters’  romantic thriller, in which the indomitable Victorian archaeologist Amelia Peabody searches for Nefertiti’ s tomb, offers surefire entertainment.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “High adventure, narrated in Amelia’s witty, inimitably resplendent style. Peabody fans will rejoice.” 

    Library Journal

  • An Agatha Award Nominee for Best Novel in 1992

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 janet | 10/8/2016

    " Listening my way through this series I found this one of the cleverer stories--lots of twists and turns that kept me listening closely. I enjoy all of Elizabeth Peters mysteries, but the Amelia Peabody books are her best. "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 janrt | 10/8/2016

    " Continuing my journey through this series, I think this is one of the better stories. There are a lot of clever twists and turns that kept me listening closely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marita | 2/18/2014

    " Typical Peabody. I might have read this before. Fun as ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Fauble | 2/7/2014

    " I remembered liking this particular book in the series, but fortunately I didn't remember all of the twists and turns that make it so much fun. A very fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/30/2014

    " I have read the Amelia Peabody series before and find it always entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 1/21/2014

    " Solving this Egyptian puzzle takes a little more dedication than usual from Amelia. First, her beloved husband Emerson is kidnapped. Then, when she rescues him, he has no memory of the last 13 years--or of Amelia! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 1/19/2014

    " #7 for Amelia. This time around Amelia battles enemies from without and within (maybe Sethos makes an appearance), in addition to fighting for Emerson's love...the title is an allusion to an Ancient Egyptian tale (a great collection of Egyptian stories can be found in R. B. Parkinson's The Tale of Sinuhe and Other Ancient Egyptian Poems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/17/2014

    " Unfortunately this book depends heavily on the reader's knowledge of many of the earlier books, which I don't have. I have only read one of the earlier books in this series. The plot was good, but the story was harder to follow and enjoy, when having no idea to what Amelia was referring! "

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

    " This is my favorite of all the Amelia Peabody mysteries. I really enjoy these books, because I have been to all the places in Egypt that she sets her stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 12/20/2013

    " Just when I needed an uplift and humor, found the audio of this book in the library and just had to listen. As always, a thoroughly enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine Wilson | 11/20/2013

    " This is one of my favourite Amelia Peabody books. An exciting plot and excellently written characters make it a great read. The highlight of the book for me was Ramses letters from home - fabulous entertainment and highly reccomended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolien | 10/5/2013

    " Wonderful book 5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 9/19/2013

    " It had been so long since the last time I read this that I had forgotten some of the plot-twists. Ramses' letters were an added treat! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 8/14/2013

    " First A. Peabody I ever read. I was hooked immediately! I guess if you have to start in the middle, this one was a good one to start with. Enough background that you don't get lost, although I don't think I got the full effect of all the minor characters, probably. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaye | 5/31/2013

    " Not my favorite of the series. Emerson has amnesia from an attack by the master criminal. So for most of the book Amelia is trying to keep an eye on Emerson and also trap who ever is after them. Still the same fun characters but just was a little convoluted and confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 4/10/2013

    " Everything I love about Amelia Peabody Emerson! Great fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 12/18/2012

    " set in the early 20th century or very late 19th century. amusing. also writes under the name barbara michaels. main character is strong willed woman who became an ardent archaeologist and keeps stumbling onto murders and mayhem and intrigue along with her husband and son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 12/7/2012

    " This is the best one so far. Fast paced and interesting. Emmerson suffered amnesia and the subsequent relationship between him and amelia was a lot of fun this time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicia | 9/30/2012

    " While the premise was kind of goofy, the execution was good and the ending satisfying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/13/2012

    " Of all the Ancient Egyptian stories, the Snake the Crocodile and the Dog is my most favorite because it is fragmented and it is up to the reader to determine the fate of the young man (who was told he'd die by either a snake, a crocodile or a dog). This story is the foundation for this tome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karleen | 5/7/2012

    " Just love these books!! Easy to read, funny, a mystery, and about ancient Egypt! Can't beat that combination. I think these books would make an excellent tv movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 12/29/2011

    " Really enjoyed Amelia's angst in this one. Oh that Master of Criminals is a wily one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl S. | 12/17/2011

    " Kept me guessing all the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/4/2011

    " I remembered liking this particular book in the series, but fortunately I didn't remember all of the twists and turns that make it so much fun. A very fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stormy | 4/25/2011

    " More fun reading for my 10 minutes before bed. I do like Amelia Peabody! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 3/13/2011

    " It takes a little time to get used to the author's style if you have never read her before (which I hadn't). I didn't think I was going to like it at first but she grew on me. I would definitely be willing to read more books in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/11/2011

    " The just love Elizabeth Preters writing, she is so witty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaon | 2/4/2011

    " The wrap up lasts as long as one of Ramses letters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 1/11/2011

    " The Master Criminal sets his sights on Amelia by kidnapping her husband. Through injuries received during the kidnap, her husband Emerson suffers amnesia. Will she be able to help him recover his memory and his love for her? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 11/23/2010

    " Enjoy this series, Amelia cracks me up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 11/17/2010

    " I think I have been overdosing on Peabody mysteries! This was a great read, though. It had quite a few unexpected twists! Am I really supposed to believe that Sethos is dead now? We'll see...! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kt | 10/17/2010

    " One of my favorites so far in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 9/20/2010

    " Time to start with Amelia Peabody #1. I think I've read enough of these now to know I want to read the whole series from the beginning. And that's saying a lot, coming from me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/27/2010

    " I really went back and forth on this one... 2 stars or 3... It read like a bad soap opera! Right down to the amnesia, mistaken identity, and a sort of evil twin. But it made me laugh... the humor reminded me of the first book that I really liked. And so, 3 stars it is. "

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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-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.