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  • The Ape Who Guards the Balance

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 10
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Samantha Eggar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The prospects for the 1907 archaeological season in Egypt seem fairly dull to Amelia Peabody. Her adored husband, Professor Radcliff Emerson, has been ignominiously demoted to examining only the most boring tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but they are determined to make the most of a bad situation. This year, however, the legendary land of the pharaohs will yield more than priceless artifacts, for the desert guards even deeper mysteries that are wrapped in greed - and sealed in murder.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as Barbara Rosenblatt!

  • By julie a warren on 21-10-09

Disappointing

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-11

I love the Amelia Peabody books and listening to them on audio book but listening to this one was a trial. It has been abridged clumsily and the narration is tedious. All of Elizabeth Peters' words are required and Barbara Rosenblat brings them to life. Accept no substitutes!

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