4/13/11

Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters Narrator Barbara Rosenblat

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Crocodile on the Sandbank

Crocodile on the SandbankAmelia Peabody, Book 1
Elizabeth PetersNarrator: Barbara Rosenblat

8 hours 53 minutes
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Narrator, Barbara Rosenblat

Photo, Elizabeth Peters, Author. http://www.narratorreviews.blogspot.com/
The late Elizabeth Peters,

Narrator Review


Barbara Rosenblat is such a wonderful narrator. She always has inflections where they should be, doesn't sing song. She has a strong, clear voice and appreciated by many audio book listeners. She's enhanced and expanded the quality of Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series.  I loved all the books in this series and Ms. Rosenblat can make you believe you are listening to a fully acted out play. 


She's given each character their own voice and personality, from the gentler tones of Evelyn, to the robust and cantankerous Radcliff, to the outstanding Egyptian accents when in Egypt. It is a stunning performance Barbara Rosenblat gives, in every Elizabeth Peters book. Elizabeth Peters has created multi dimensional and realistic personalities in this first in the Amelia Peabody series Crocodile on the Sandbank.


Audio Book review: Crocodile on the Sandbank



Amelia Peabody, a spinster inherits a comfortable living from her father. After his passing Amelia indulges a long time desire to go to Egypt. While there she rescues a fellow English woman that's fainted. As a crowd gathers around the woman Amelia, goes to investigate the ruckus. This is how she meets Evelyn Barton Forbes, a gentle woman, abandoned and misused by her lover Alberto.

Amelia takes Evelyn under her wing and persuades Evelyn, to work as her companion. She sets out to replenish Evelyn's wardrobe, nurtures her back to physical and mental health, and when restoration is accomplished, Amelia rents a boat for a trip up the Nile to meet Radcliff (gotta love that name) and Walter Emerson, brothers who are working an archaeological site.

Walter is smitten with Evelyn, and anxious to marry her, Radcliff is not as eager to engage in a romance. Evelyn, a feminine Victorian lady is the perfect compliment for Amelia's no nonsense personality, Amelia is audacious, intelligent, resourceful and a woman who knows her own mind.

It's not long before curious and suspicious accidents occur and Amelia with her trusty parasol jump right in to solve the mystery. The book is some romance, a lot of adventure, and plenty of fun. I found it to be very educational for archaeology as well as history. Rosenblat is in harmony with each person's role, and how they interact with one another.

It is a terrible loss that on August 8, 2013, Elizabeth Peters passed away. Her love was Egyptology and she wrote, Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs, Two Thousand Years in Rome, Red Land, Black Land, all non-fiction, under  her own name of Barbara Mertz.

Under the name of  Elizabeth Peters, she wrote "The Amelia Peabody" series and she also wrote under Barbara Michaels, with a large number of stand alone novels. She was a very prolific and prestigious author and held in high esteem.  I loved all of her books and like others have listened to them many times. She will be terribly missed and leaving behind a great crater in the world of well written, non-fiction.









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