The Deeds of the Disturber : Amelia Peabody

  • by Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by Susan O'Malley
  • Series: Amelia Peabody
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When the body of a night watchman is found sprawled in the shadow of a rare 19th-Dynasty mummy case, panic ensues. For no one doubts that the guard's untimely demise is the work of an ancient Egyptian curse. No one, that is, except that tart-tongued Victorian Egyptologist, Amelia Peabody, whose remarkable talent for criminal investigation has frustrated villains from London to Cairo.Now fresh from her daring exploits in exotic Egypt, Amelia, her sexy archaeologist husband, Emerson, and their catastrophically precocious son, Ramses, have returned to their native England just in time to get wrapped up in the intrigue. It's a mystery worthy of Amelia's superior sleuthing, but can she elude the vile clutches of the real perpetrator long enough to uncover his identity...or is she destined to wind up as his next victim?


What the Critics Say

"A postitive treat! Even more hysterically funny than her last." (Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Kept this Amelia Peabody fan happy!

Each book gets better. You are more invested in the characters with every book. If you haven't read the rest of the series WAIT. Start at the beginning with Crocodile in the Sandbank. You'll appreciate this one more if you do. Loved it!
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- Trish "pcohen88"

Disturber of

This is a reasonably well written thriller set in foggy old London. A married couple, both eminent Egyptologists, return home from an expedition in Egypt to become involved in a mystery concerning a specific 19th dynasty mummy in the Egyptian exhibits at the British Museum.

The story is fast paced and scientifically accurate in most aspects, though the usual amount of "writers' latitude" has been employed.

Unfortunately this otherwise enjoyable books is ruined by an absolutely awful reading. Ms O'Malley, who has clearly never taken an elocution lesson in her life, gives no credence to the English location of most of the story. Not only does she not speak English, but her American is poorly enunciated and her pronunciations of most words are inappropriate (for example, every "t" becomes "d" and every "ing" is "in'"). Add to this a voice than can only be described as annoying and you may readily recognise that her performance makes this book almost unlistenable. What a pity!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-27-2002
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.