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The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2 | [Elizabeth Peters]

The Curse of the Pharaohs: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 2

The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.
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Publisher's Summary

The sun rides high over the British Empire and the light still sparkles brightly in Amelia Peabody's eye as she returns for her second adventure in archaeology and romantic mystery as recounted in her lively journal, The Curse of the Pharaohs.

It was Sir Henry's intention to ensure that no tomb had been overlooked in the previous expedition. Scarcely had the men been at work for three days when their spades uncovered the first of a series of steps cut into the rock.

The Times gave the story a full column, on page three. The next dispatch to come to Luxor, however, rated front-page headlines. Sir Henry Baskerville was dead. He was found next morning stiff and stark in his bed. On his face was a look of ghastly horror. On his high brow, inscribed in what appeared to be dried blood, was a crudely drawn uraeus serpent, the symbol of the divine pharaoh.

Instead of digging up the treasures of a lost age, it appeared that Amelia and her friend Radcliffe were excavating a deadly curse.

©1981 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1990 Recorded Books LLC

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"Peters really knows how to spin romance and adventure into a mystery." (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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    Mrs Hungerford, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    Mrs Hungerford, United Kingdom 23/12/2012 Member Since 2012
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    "parousel at the ready!"

    I love this book! In fact, I love the whole series of books. Amelia Peabody is everything you could want in a character; funny, witty and with a hard edge that is at the same time endearing and loveable. What is so great is that she seems so real, I find myself really relating to how she feels sometimes being a bit of a tom boy myself. All of the characters are great and the story keeps you hooked from start to finish! Fantastic adventure series that I would recommend to anyone. In fact, we called our son Walter which we chose because we like this series so much :-)

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl sandy, beds, United Kingdom 05/09/2010
    Cheryl sandy, beds, United Kingdom 05/09/2010 Member Since 2009
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    "curse of the pharoahs"

    Very enjoyable travelogue/historical mystery. Miss peabody unravels various clues whilst having to wait for her husband to regain his memory of being married to her.The last eleven years of their lives together.This all adds to the suspense and tests amelias patience to the limit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Penelope Callander, United Kingdom 05/08/2013
    Penelope Callander, United Kingdom 05/08/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "The Curse of the Pharaohs"

    Having been hooked, I couldn't wait to listen to the next book in the series. Another good and story read by a great narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L Pencader, United Kingdom 09/09/2012
    L Pencader, United Kingdom 09/09/2012
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    "Nostalgic adventures"

    This is the second in a series of Amelia Peabody stories, mostly set in 19th Century Egypt. They are charming and well-written nostalgia. This one involves a possible mummy's curse, several deaths, and danger for our intrepid heroine and her husband. Barbara Rosenblat does an excellent job with the voices of all characters, particularly with the upper-class English accents, only occasionally slipping-up with a modern American pronunciation. Easy-listening and entertaining, recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. B. Smith Scotland 12/06/2014
    S. B. Smith Scotland 12/06/2014 Member Since 2012

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    "Amelia comes to Life"
    What made the experience of listening to The Curse of the Pharaohs the most enjoyable?

    The narrator Barbara Rosenblat makes you feel like your listening to Amelia and her high handed way of dealing with everyone and everything that gets in her way, but it still comes over as a bit of fun


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Barbara's performance was brilliant. It sounded so like the way I have always imagined Amelia and her family would carry one with little or no regard to others as she sweeps everyone aside that doesn't agree with her, but it is very funny


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michelle
    Teaneck, NJ, USA
    13/02/07
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    "So much fun!"

    I read the first Amelia Peabody mystery, but never seemed to get into the second so I decided to listen instead. I don't know if I will ever actually read the rest after listening to this narrator. She does some amazing voices and kept me extremely amused by giving such life to our heroine, Amelia. She kept the story moving along and never once was I bored!

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Leanna
    Tooele, UT, United States
    20/04/11
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    "Wonderful!"

    Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson are married and settled into a quiet, English life. Yes; they are happy and yes; they are bored. In this installment, Amelia and Emerson ditch their baby with Evelyn and Walter and travel to finish a cursed dig. Amelia still endlessly expounds on her eccentric opinions, and Emerson is as vociferous as ever. The Curse of The Pharaohs is entertaining and an excellent addition to this series. As always, Barbara Rosenblat is wonderful with a variety of accents. You may notice that there are two narrators for this series: Barbara Rosenblat and Susan O'Malley. This is due to the fact that Blackstone Audio, Inc. and Recorded Books have both produced some of the installments. You do not have to switch narrators to enjoy each volume in this series if you stick with Recorded Books and Barbara Rosenblat. Some of the audiobooks for this series also have abridged additions. So, be careful.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Lorraine
    North Palm Beach, FL, USA
    13/01/07
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    "Brilliant!"

    Barbara Rosenblatt is the perfect Amelia. She's also the perfect Emerson, Evelyn and all the other characters. Her range as a narrator is astounding and she rivals Jim Dale (in the Harry Potter series) for her ability to completely inhabit a character. Warning: Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series is addictive. I wish Audible would make all the books available with Ms. Rosenblatt.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Leanna
    Seattle, WA United States
    20/04/11
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    "Wonderful!"

    Amelia Peabody and Radcliffe Emerson are married and settled into a quiet, English life. Yes; they are happy and yes; they are bored. In this installment, Amelia and Emerson ditch their baby with Evelyn and Walter and travel to finish a cursed dig. Amelia still endlessly expounds on her eccentric opinions, and Emerson is as vociferous as ever. The Curse of The Pharaohs is entertaining and an excellent addition to this series. As always, Barbara Rosenblat is wonderful with a variety of accents. You may notice that there are two narrators for this series: Barbara Rosenblat and Susan O'Malley. This is due to the fact that Blackstone Audio, Inc. and Recorded Books have both produced some of the installments. You do not have to switch narrators to enjoy each volume in this series if you stick with Recorded Books and Barbara Rosenblat. Some of the audiobooks for this series also have abridged additions. So, be careful.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Techtao
    New Jersey
    22/12/08
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    "Great Reading"

    I fundamentally enjoyed the reading of this book. I laughed out loud more than once.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Wende
    Orlando, FL, USA
    30/03/05
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    "Barbara Rosenblat rules!!"

    I adore Ms Rosenblat's narration and characterizations. I made the error of purchasing the first Amelia Peabody book narrated by Ms O'Malley and boy is there a difference. Ms Rosenblat's narration is hands down the best!!

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Vacaville, CA, USA
    19/12/07
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    "Loved It!"

    Elizabeth Peters + Barbara Rosenblatt = Perfection!

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • N
    Greer, SC, USA
    26/01/09
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    "Great story and narrator"

    This narrator brings the story to life and will have you chuckling the whole way through at her highly proper attitude to ridiculous events. I love Elizabeth Peters' series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon in Surrey
    Vancouver, Canada
    04/06/06
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    "Old Time Adventure"

    A delightful adventure set at the turn of the century with mischief, murder, sabotage & deception added to a little historical fiction. Perfect entertainment for a Sunday afternoon in the rain!!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Coffee Lover
    Huntsville, AL
    07/12/13
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    "My favorite series of all time!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Curse of the Pharaohs the most enjoyable?

    Barbara Rosenblat is my favorite narrator. Her ability to portray each character so flawlessly and believably is uncanny. I have listened to each of the books so many times that I have lost count. They are my old friends and companions, to be cherished over and over again. I had read all of these books in hard copy long before Audible came along but found that the narrated versions brought a dimension to the stories that I love.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I have listened to all of the stories so many times that I am no longer on the edge of my seat with suspense but I can promise that there is literally never a dull moment for Amelia and Emerson.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    Amelia Peabody Emerson, without question, is the shining light though all of the characters are engaging. I adore both Emerson and Ramsey, especially when Ramsey was a small boy.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have not read this series, I envy you. Do yourself a favor and begin the joyous ride. LIsten to each in sequence and always, always, only the ones narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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