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The Last Camel Died at Noon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6 | [Elizabeth Peters]

The Last Camel Died at Noon: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 6

Amelia and Emerson leave the calm of Victorian England in search of an estranged father's son and a lost kingdom buried deep in Sudan.
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Amelia and Emerson leave the calm of Victorian England in search of an estranged father's son and a lost kingdom buried deep in Sudan.

©1991 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Philip Merstham, Surrey, United Kingdom 24/04/2011
    Philip Merstham, Surrey, United Kingdom 24/04/2011 Member Since 2009
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    "Enthralling escape into a bygone age!"

    I find E Peters writing entertaining, fascinating and most enjoyable. Admittedly it could be described as dated but that is only right and proper as the story is set at the beginning of the last century! I enjoyed the ingenious plot as it pulled me gently through the benign to the horrifying consequences. Thank you for an excellent listen.

    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 Last Camel Died at Noon"

    What to say..... another great story from Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody series. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Susan Ledder
    Lincoln, NE USA
    14/02/10
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    "Amelia Peabody series is great!"

    Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody, along with her husband - Emerson, is an archaelogist and expert on Egyptian pyramids. Each year they spend time working on digs but danger, murder and young lovers "dog" each season. This book in the series is by far the most superb with masterful development of the characters, plot and sub-plots. The tension before all is resolved will please any mystery reader, particularly those that enjoy historical fiction.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • C. Telfair
    Shepherdstown, WV, United States
    17/06/12
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    "You Can't Beat Amelia"

    This is one of my favorites in a great series. It has the signature humor, fine characterization, and action that make every Amelia Peabody worth listening to. I've read them all, but Barbara Rosenblat's narration really makes these books soar. An important new character is added in this one, so don't miss it!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    24/05/09
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    "Barbara Rosenblat's narration is here!"

    Thank God!

    I missed this book when I was on my Elizabeth Peters wave, because of the change in narrators. Then today I was browsing for similar books and saw this! Now that Barbara Rosenblat's narration is available, I bought it right away.

    Amelia Peabody books are such a pleasure when read by Barbara. The books are great on their own, but this narrator was made for them and enhances the experience exponentially. They are so uplifting when read by Barbara Rosenblat. And they are worth every cent - I have re-read each of them 2 or 3 times.

    Thank you Audible for making this available! Yay!

    ...off to listen to it now...

    25 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy J
    Tornado Alley OK
    22/03/13
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    "The Perfect Combination does it again"

    There is little I can say about this book that I have not already said repeatedly about Books 1-5 of this series. The stories of Elizabeth Peters and the narration of Barbara Rosenblat are the perfect combination for wonderful audible listening. Peters writes the Peabody series with dry wit and humor, and Rosenblat delivers that wit and humor precisely as intended by the author.

    This book involves the Emerson family in traveling across the desert to find "the Lost City" and rescue a young girl from the ancient culture of the City and take her back to civilization. In a nod to the novels of H. Ryder Haggard, Peters has stuffed this story with great adventure and derring-do, and Rosenblat makes it all exciting while being humorous. As with the rest of the series, there are many LOL moments. And I am always amazed at the talent of Barbara Rosenblat, who delivers British, American (from the South),Scots, Egyptian, French, German and other assorted Arabic accents and voices, with a voice of a timbre which allows her to make adult males, females, and children all believable.

    Carry on, Peabody!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Gaileen
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    17/06/09
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    "Super Performance"

    Barbara is truly gifted. She advances this moderately interesting plot to the level of a delightfully engaging tale.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara
    Houston, Texas, United States
    07/12/12
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    "Cultural benefits from the heart of M/P/M"

    This book was published during 1991 at the end of the Persian Gulf War when American jingoism was at its highest. While the rest of America was glued to their television sets to see this media exploited war, Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz) was busily and gently (if I may be so bold as to grant her mantic powers) practicing her own form of syncretism.

    That is to say she anticipated and tried to extenuate the Xenophobia that would result from the first bombing of the WTC. In her wisdom she sees people, ALL people as either good or bad but not because of their race, condition of life or nationality, but because of their actions.

    Acquiring her Doctorate in Egyptology at the tender age of 23, I cannot help but believe that she embraces all cultures, foreign and domestic and would be a strident advocate for peace and civil rights.

    This book was as usual a great read, however I thought that the enjoyment of this book is enhanced, not diminished because of its cultural value. A salutary piece of work.

    Kudos to the effective delivery which enhances the experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gordon
    Arlington, TX, United States
    05/05/12
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    "Best since Crocodile on the Sandbank"

    Elizabeth Peters continues the Amelia Peabody series with disputably the best book since Crocodile on the Sandbank. Set in the Sudan, the book has the usual number of twists and dastardly villains. We are provided a small glimpse of a very loquacious Ramses as he approaches adolescence. I do like how Peters continues to develop the relationship between her characters as they grow together and age. Barbara Rosenblat’s narration is, as ever, simply amazing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leslie
    Greenwood, IN, United States
    03/11/11
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    "Amelia Peabody Rocks!"

    This is the best Amelia story yet. The plot twists and turns as much as the path Amelia and Emerson take. The reader can't tell who they should trust!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    Gainesville, VA, United States
    28/06/14
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    "First 5 hours, 3 stars, last 10, 5 stars"

    This is undoubtedly one of the longest Elizabeth Peters novels, and the first section of it drags on for quite a long time. Once you get past this, though, it becomes one of the most interesting and exciting installments. The spear scene is one of my favorites in the series. In the future, I may skip the first third of the book, but I'm certain I'll relisten to the later chapters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lori Howe
    Ma.
    20/12/13
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    "Fantastic Read"
    Would you listen to The Last Camel Died at Noon again? Why?

    I adore Amelia Peabody and Barbara Rosenblat is a wonderful narrator. She brings each character to life. I love the way she does each voice differently and lovingly. I can never put it down, I can see everything unfold..
    It's wonderful....


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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