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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: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amelia Peabody Mysteries Release Date:
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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 Tutankhamun 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A flamboyant sleuth…[A] jewel of a series.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A ripping yarn.”

    Seattle Times

  • “It won’t matter if the reader hasn’t previously met Amelia and Emerson, their family, friends, neighbors, and employees. They’re on the spot when Tut’s tomb is found, and it’s grand adventure.” 

    Toronto Sun

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

    BarnesandNoble.com, 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)

  • “It’s a continuing pleasure for mystery fans to be drawn into the Emersons’ unusual extended circle.”

    Booklist

  • “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.”  

    AudioFile

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Audie Award Finalist in 2007
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award in 2006
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carrieuoregon | 2/15/2014

    " One of my favorite Amelia Peabody mysteries. So fun to see the King Tut discovery though their eyes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna Mcnab | 2/14/2014

    " Another good adventure starring Emerson and Peabody. As well as the mystery involved and the enjoyment of spending time with the Emerson family and friends, this book keeps your interest high by the discovery of King Tut's tomb and all the wonderful objects found therein. Read it and enjoy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MiriLou | 2/8/2014

    " This covers the time King Tut's tomb was found. Not too bad, but not my favorite of hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/6/2014

    " I'm finally done with the series (at least what is out so far) and I am very happy with the way it went. She did a good job finishing with this book, so that there are no loose ends in case she doesn't write any more. "

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