Children Of The Storm

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth Peters

Narrated By: Barbara Rosenblat

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2004

Duration: 6 hours 20 minutes

Summary:

The Great War has ended at last. Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, no longer fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. Delightful new additions to the growing Emerson family and new wonders waiting to be discovered beneath the shifting Egyptian sands mark a time of new beginnings in Luxor.
However, the theft of valuable antiquities from the home of a friend -- including a magnificent gold bracelet adorned with the image of the goddess Hathor -- causes great concern. Ramses's encounter with a woman costumed in the veil and gold crown of Hathor herself only deepens the mystery.
With those in her circle suddenly plagued by a series of 'accidents,' Amelia attempts to connect these troubling threads into a pattern. But her investigation is setting her on a collision course with an adversary more formidable than any she has ever encountered.
Performed by Barbara Rosenblat.

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  • Florinda

    I don't know why I am a fan of the Emerson family -- one must suspend disbelief to buy into how they get out of scrapes. Of course "the Master Criminal" is Peters' deus ex machina to get the Emersons out of their messes. Still, they are so damn likable, the narrative moves along, the setting is Egypt amidst the tombs, archeology, mystery, occult, romance, British cotton Khaki when the Sun never set on the Empire - what's not to like? Vicarious living at its best.

  • DLCT

    If you're a Peters fan, you know what I mean when I say this is a classic Amelia Peabody Emerson adventure. Never dull, never predictable, never without a touch of humor. Not for serious Egyptologists not history professors, but a fun romp nonetheless.