The Last Camel Died at Noon : Amelia Peabody

  • by Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by Susan O'Malley
  • Series: Amelia Peabody
  • 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The last camel is dead, and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, her dashing husband, Emerson, and precocious son, Ramses, are in dire straits on the sun-scorched desert sands. Months before, back in cool, green England, Viscount Blacktower had approached them to find his son and his son's new bride, who have been missing in war-torn Sudan for over a decade. An enigmatic message scrawled on papyrus and a cryptic map had been delivered to Blacktower, awakening his hope that the couple was still alive.Neither Amelia nor Emerson believes the message is authentic, but the treasure map proves an irresistible temptation. Now, deep in Nubia's vast wasteland, they discover too late how much treachery is afoot (and on camelback)...and survival depends on Amelia's solving a mystery as old as ancient Egypt and as timeless as greed and revenge.

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What the Critics Say

"If Indiana Jones were female, a wife and mother who lived in Victorian times, he would be Amelia Peabody Emerson...Combining a fierce affection for her family with indefatigable independence, stalwart Amelia proves once again an immensely likable heroine." (Publishers Weekly)
"Another interest-holding and humorously told Amelia Peabody Victorian suspense tale." (School Library Journal)
"The plot twists and turns....it's delicious." (Washington Times)

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The Last Camel Died at Noon

Susan O'Malley is no Barbara Rosenblat! I am so disappointed with this narrator - she almost ruins the story. The simple difference between the way O'Malley pronounces "Mama" as if Ramsey is from the Texas, and Rosenblat pronounces it with an uppercrust English accent completely changes the flow of the story... Truely there is no comparison.
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- Rebecca

One of my favorites

I'll freely admit that finding the Amelia Peabody series available through Audible.com was my primary reason for joining. This is one of my favorite series and have enjoyed them all immensely. However, I have made a conscious effort to stick with one reader, not this one. I would not suggest that there is anything wrong with her voice or style. She just did not provide life to the various characters in the same way that Barbara Rosenblatt does. Perhaps this is just what I have become used to, but I will stick with the other reader as much as possible.
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- Debbie "dmahmood"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-26-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.