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Crocodile on the Sandbank

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Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.701
Tarissa

Excited about the whole series!

by Tarissa on Oct 2, 2014

Amelia Peabody is a woman who can stand on her own two feet. She is smart, witty, a bit snappish, sometimes tart, always ready to tackle the situation, and knows exactly what she's about. Amelia Peabody is my new best parasol-wielding friend. I immediately fell in love with the way the author describes everything vividly and with the perfect personality of Amelia Peabody, spinster, lover of history and artifacts, archeologist in training. Amelia has the curiosity of a cat, the logic of Sherlock Holmes, and the delightful tact of Mary Poppins. The knowledge that the author has of Egypt (or the rest of the world, for that matter) is wonderful for the reader, because the scenes jump right out of the book in clarity. Her vocabulary is also one to speak of, and she also picks just the right word choice to give a sentence a special feeling. "Crocodile on the Sandbank" was so thrilling and went beyond my expectations. I can't imagine there is a whole series just like it, waiting for me to read.

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anne c

Not Barbara Rosenblat

by anne c on Jun 1, 2012

The book is wonderful, and the audio recording is acceptable. However, Barbara Rosenblat already made a fantastic recording of this book, using different voices, which truly captured the characters

Evelyn  T

OUTSTANDING

by Evelyn T on May 19, 2011

I found an Elizabeth Peters book in 1997. After reading I went back to book one and read every one in sequence. When I caught up I waited expectantly each year for the next one. I felt as if I was part of the family watching each member grow up and mature. Every time I recommend these books to someone, they have the same reaction. When there are no more books on the Emerson family, I will feel as if I lost contact with my family. You must read each book in sequence. I have traveled to Egypt and the history is absolutely accurate. I wish I had read these books before visiting Egypt in 1985 and then I would have had a greater understanding of the monuments and people. Elizabeth Peters is the romantic and historical equivalent of Clive Cussler.

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DJKB
by DJKB on Jan 27, 2011

Delightful tale set in Egypt of a feisty heroine with a fascination of tombs and mummies and suspenseful adventures that lead to true romance.

JLee
by JLee on Jan 6, 2011

REPLACEMENT FOR ONE I LOANED OUT AND DID NOT GET BACK. FIRST OF HER SERIES, NOW I HAVE THEM ALL AGAIN.

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