Amelia's not the type to take no for an answer, and pretty soon the Emerson family (Master Ramses, a prodigious young intellect is joining his parents for the first time) is tracking down a character known only as The Master Criminal. Or is the Master Criminal tracking them?
©1985 Elizabeth Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC
"A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key." (Washington Post Book World)
"Another excellent rendition"
Barbara Rosenblat sounds like she is Amelia Peabody. A really enjoyable listening experience.
"A delightful romp, beautifully read."
This a lovely piece of escapism. The first-person narration is perfectly done by Peters and Barbara Rosenblat reads to perfection. She's stunning and it'd almost recommend this for the reader than for the writer! Every dialogue is beautifully timed and executed. The accents are pitch-perfect and she even gets the odd German pronunciation spot on. I can't vouch for the Arabic pronunciation by it's very convincing indeed.
I've heard a few criticisms of audiobooks as the 'lazy' option to absorbing a book. Perhaps, but with readers as good as Rosenblat, the audiobook becomes a convergence of two performances; the writer's work and the reader's rendition of it. The book is bigger, better and in the best of cases, more satisfying than one's own stab at it.
"the mummy case"
i love all the amelia peabody books and like the other reviewers i enjoyed this one. i don't understand why they have some of the first books and then a gap. come on audible lets have more elizabeth peters peabody series. There are about 18 books in the series.
"Another winner - highly recommended"
In this audio book, Barabara Rosenblat has captured Rameses to perfection. In addition to her other superb voices, she brings the precocious verbose youngster to life and make you chuckle. She also provides the foreign accents for the German Countess, the French archeologist, the American missionaries and the native Egyptian workers. Barbara doesn't just narrate the book she acts it with her voice so that the experience of listening is so much more enjoyable and does justice to the book.
"The Mummy Case"
I love mystery stories, history, romance, humour and a good gripping plot. To find all these elements in one book is rare but Elizabeth Peters has done it and brilliantly. Having read the book first and already formed my own mental images of Amelia, Emmerson and Ramses, Barbara Rosenblat brings them to life with an amazing talent as a narrator, she is as convincing as Amelia as she is as an Egyptian worker. I am totally addicted to this series so come on Audible, how about the rest of this series right from begining!
My very first audible book was an Amelia Peabody novel read by Barbara Rosenblat you never want to switch the tape off. The Mummy Case is as compelling as the rest of the series. The book is spooky in its own way and funny. The way each and every Peabody book is written can bring history to life.
What can one say? Another Amelia Peabody Emerson classic. I could also not imagine anyone else portraying the irrascible "Peabody" other than Barbara Rosenblat; she brings the characters to life. You can imagine what Emerson looks like from Peters' marvellous descriptions and Rosenblat's resonant tones. I've read the whole series of books and I've now got most of them in audio format too. One complaint: why hasn't Barbara Rosenblat narrated the whole series? A triumph and highly recommented.
"Shrill and dull..."
This was rather a rambling, dull novel narrated by someone with a very shrill voice - and I know fiction is about escapism but this was just dreary..
"Brilliant portrayal of Amelia Peabody"
As an avid reader of Elizabeth Peter's Amelia Peabody novels, I looked forward with anticipation to listening to The Mummy Case. I was not dissapointed. The brilliance & understated humour of the original novel was enhanced by the superb reading, and I found myself doing more ironing than usual so I could listen to the book. A great pity more of the Amelia Peabody novels are not availible on audible.
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