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  • Lion in the Valley

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE

  • By Robin Dunster on 31-07-14

Thoroughly enjoyable Egyptology whodunnit romp

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-15

Elizabeth Peters' series of Egyptology/Whodunnit romps, starring the indomitable Amelia Peabody, have long been a favourite of mine... so when browsing for an audible title, was pleased to see many of these now available.
If you like a whodunit, have an interest in (or would like to find out a little about) Egyptology, like mild humour and enjoy a book without swearwords or sex scenes - these are great. Maybe not life-changing literary works, but highly 'enjoyable reads' (or listens). I first came across one of these (7 or 8 in the series?) when I grabbed it at an airport and then I had to read all the prior volumes when I got home and have been hooked ever since, especially as an undemanding holiday read.
In the past, have found some Audible books a let-down, due to poor narration - but Barbara Rosenblat is wonderful, Amelia sounds just as I'd imagined her, plus Barbara is cleverly able to bring to life a whole range range of characters, male and female, young and old, English, Egyptian and others.
And due to Ms Peters eschewing the use foul language ("Good Gad!" is about as bad as it gets!) and graphic sex, you can listen to these 'in public' with out fear of offending anyone - when listening to this while gardening this summer, my 80 year old neighbour called over the fence to ask (a) could I turn the volume up, she was following the story, too and (b) what was it, she was really enjoying it...another convert!