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First off I first got the other edition of this book. I loved the charactors and the story, but with picking up the second book read by Barbara I was much more in love with the series. I HAD to get this reading, and I plead with you to pick up this book. You will love it!!! Very much a good old pulp story with a treasure hunt and all. A Nancy Drew for adults!!!
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Barbara Mertz -- writing here under the pen name "Elizabeth Peters" -- commands awe and appreciation, whatever you may think of her novels. She has been publishing books -- and not just novels -- for half a century, now, after having earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology at the age of 23. Smart? You bet! And her intelligence comes through, even in her silly, fun Vicky Bliss series. I have enjoyed all of her novels that I have listened to so far, many of them several times. Most people probably know her best for her Amelia Peabody series; and I think that Ms Mertz, herself, likes those novels the best of her vast œuvre. However, I have a special fondness for the Vicky Bliss series, perhaps because of its unabashed silliness and fun humor. And Barbara Rosenblat -- whom, I understand, is good friends with Barbara Mertz (Elizabeth Peters) -- may have been born to perform the novels of Elizabeth Peters ... or was Barbara Mertz born to write material for Barbara Rosenblat to perform? Either way, who could resist the pairing of these two geniuses? A consummate actor in any setting, Barbara Rosenblat shines here. She has the perfect German accent required in "Borrower of the Night," and the limitless range of voices needed to distinguish the characters from one another. She even does an excellent job with the mens' voices. But, for me, her performance of the minor character, Miss Burton, puts the frosting on this cake. Buy this audiobook, just for the fun of it.
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