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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,239 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Peters Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date:
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In New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters's eagerly anticipated Amelia Peabody adventure, the Emerson clan is a hairsbreadth away from unearthing the legendary site they've been searching for. But a sinister plot and a dark family secret stand in the way of their ultimate ambition -- and threaten to change things forever. . . .

Convinced that the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon lies somewhere in the Valley of the Kings, Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson and his wife, Amelia Peabody, seem to have hit a wall. Emerson has tried desperately to persuade Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter to relinquish their digging rights. But Emerson's trickery has backfired, and his insistent interest in the site has made his rivals all the more determined to keep the Emerson clan away.

The family returns to Luxor and watches from the sidelines as Carter and Carnarvon "discover" King Tut's tomb. But before their own excavation can get underway, Emerson and his son, Ramses, find themselves lured into a trap by a strange group of villains demanding "Where is he?" The Emersons embark on a quest to uncover who "he" is and why "he" must be found, only to discover the answer is uncomfortably close to home. Now Amelia must find a way to protect her family -- and perhaps even her would-be nemesis -- from the forces that will stop at nothing to succeed in the nefarious plot that threatens the peace of the entire region.

Filled with heart-stopping suspense, and Amelia Peabody's trademark wit and wisdom, Tomb of the Golden Bird is the latest thrilling installment from the beloved "Grand Dame of historical mystery" (Washington Post).

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A ripping yarn.”

    Seattle Times

  • “[A] grand adventure.”

    Toronto Sun

  • “Another exciting Peabody tale of death in the desert.” 

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Absorbing…Peters delivers an irresistible mix of archaeology, action, humor, and a mystery that only the redoubtable Amelia can solve.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Rosenblat audio enterprise seems to gain panache with each outing, since Amelia Peabody and her extended family of Egyptologists are tailor-made to display Rosenblat’s talent for drama and dazzling gift for accents…[She] is droll, sly, witty, and in complete control.”  


  • “As usual...Peters has great fun dressing her characters up in Victorian finery and outpost-of-the-empire attitudes.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award in 2006
  • An Audie Award Finalist in 2007
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine | 2/20/2014

    " I liked how the Emerson's story was intermingled with the actual story of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeni | 2/11/2014

    " I've read all of the AP books, I love them and the feisty Amelia.....the books are a bit predictable, but I do love her characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steven | 2/8/2014

    " Elizabeth Peters is a pseudonym for Barbara Mertz, who holds a PhD. in Egyptology from University of Chicago. So her fictional stories of a woman Egyptologist are bound to have some degree of contextual authenticity. Unfortunately, although I made it through this mystery, I found that it never really engaged me. The "mystery" itself and the characters just didn't really seem very interesting. This book is the last in the series (following the internal chronology)--I may give her another chance by selecting one of the earliest in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela Helm | 2/6/2014

    " A good regular mystery, and I really like the main character. "

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