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"Despite having produced 11 previous tales of Egyptological mystery and detection, Peters still writes a deeply satisfying story that combines elements of espionage, mystery and romance. Some big surprises are in store for readers while Peters deftly ties her subplots together, but a few threads are left dangling enticingly at the end, leaving fans to expect another installment in this extraordinary series." (Publishers Weekly
"Filled with intrigue and nail-biting suspense...rich with detail and realism...ripe with tension and peril." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it's Amelia, in wit and daring, by a landslide." (The New York Times Book Review)
"An excellent rendition"
When I heard the sample of Barbara Rosenblat reading this book I could not resist getting it. She sounds exactly as I had imagined Amelia Peabody to sound. If you enjoyed reading the books you will enjoy hearing Barbara read them to you again, particularly if, like me, you listen to them with a friend who also enjoys the books. The shared laughter is twice as good.
This is my most favourite of the Amelia Peabody stories available so far at audible. The writing is brilliant, so witty and intelligent, and the narration is nothing short of amazing. I really liked all the characters' voices - half-way through I was starting to fall in love with Ramasses! I think the reader must be American because of the way she pronounces a couple of words - this makes it even more stunning if it is the case. I just wish all the books were available here.
"The moment we've all been waiting for..."
This is the 12th book in Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series. The books are part archeology, part crime/murder mystery, part family saga and overall extremely funny. I'm sure different people enjoy them for different aspects, personally, I enjoy all of these aspects but as time goes on I think it's the family saga that appeals to me the most. For other fans who feel the same way this is the book they have been waiting for!
If you have listened to (or read) all the books in the series so far then this book is the pay-back for the heart-break of 'Falcon at the Portal'. I think fans will find that in this book Peters manages to answer all the questions, and resolve all the loose ends - and I do mean all of them!
'He Shall Thunder in the Sky' is not a good choice for a first Peabody to listen to - for best effect these books should be experienced in order, starting with 'Crocodile on the Sandbank' - I think it would still be enjoyable but the relevance of some parts would be lost.
All in all I didn't find that there was a single disappointing moment, enjoy!
"Good old Amelia"
I already knew this was a fantastic story and I enjoyed hearing it very much. HOWEVER, although the reader is excellent at the female voices, her version of Ramses REALLY didn't work for me. And why did she give David an accent?
"Funny & charming, beautifully read!"
Narrator Rosenblat's virtuoso performance enlivens Peters' genuinely witty tales of a gung-ho heroine. Set amidst the heat and mystique of turn of the century Egypt, Amelia, Peabody to her Egyptologist husband and Mother to son Ramses, is a derring-do Brit of the first water. Peter's amusing characterisation, not without irony, is underpinned by genuine respect for the people and country. Rosenblat's vocal range, command of accents and intelligently nuanced delivery makes for an audible delight.
"Bette than expected"
These books are always enjoyable, but light reading For me there is a substance missing. In this book we have son Ramses as an adult and it set at a time when Egypt was becoming more involved in the war. It is still an easy 'read' but a little less superficial, even if still not exactly believable. Still a a good yarn
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