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Post by Anna Elliott » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 1:03 am

The Amelia Peabody series is one of my absolute favorites! Have you listened to the audio books read by the amazing Barbara Rosenblat? They are incredibly good. He Shall Thunder in the Sky is especially great.

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Post by diamondlil » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 10:13 pm

I've listened to a couple and Barbara Rosenblat is just excellent! She also narrates the Vicky Bliss series as well.
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Post by Anna Elliott » Fri April 3rd, 2009, 11:04 pm

I love Barbara's readings of the Vicky Bliss books, too. It's crazy how attractive she makes Sir John sound--you can totally forget it's, you know, a woman doing the voice!

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Post by Sheramy » Sun April 5th, 2009, 3:59 pm

I've been reading Elizabeth Peters for years and years! Love her books. I wasn't wild about the latest Vicky Bliss though (Laughter of Dead Kings), I have to say. Night Train to Memphis was much better.

Re: Amelia Peabody series...can anybody else totally picture Hugh Jackman as Emerson??!!
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Post by diamondlil » Sun April 5th, 2009, 8:38 pm

Actually looks wise I can. I don't know that I can picture him being surly enough though, but he's a good actor so I am sure he could.
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Post by Ellie » Mon April 6th, 2009, 1:04 am

I'm pretty sure Hugh Jackman could do just about anything, I'd love to see him as Emerson.

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Post by Nefret » Mon April 6th, 2009, 3:12 am

[quote=""Ellie""]I'm pretty sure Hugh Jackman could do just about anything, I'd love to see him as Emerson.[/quote]

Works for me. But who would play Ramses and David?

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Post by Madeleine » Mon April 6th, 2009, 10:29 am

Ooh yes definitely Jackman, he's pretty surly as Wolverine remember!

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Post by ellenjane » Tue June 2nd, 2009, 2:15 pm

[quote=""Anna Elliott""]The Amelia Peabody series is one of my absolute favorites! Have you listened to the audio books read by the amazing Barbara Rosenblat? They are incredibly good. He Shall Thunder in the Sky is especially great.[/quote]

I generally listen to the audiobooks - I find Barbara Roseblat's Amelia particularly helpful in motivating me to do housework and other things I'd rather not. :D

I was using up my two monthly credits at Audible, and saw the description for "Falcon at the Portal," and thought that it looked like a lot happened, so I should probably read that one in hard copy. So I checked it out from the library and got the audio download of "He Shall Thunder in the Sky." Well, I finished "Falcon" and wanted to know what happened next so badly that I ran out and bought myself the paperback (library was closed). I just couldn't wait to listen to the audiobook. Whew! I'm glad I did - I don't think I would have followed everything as well if I'd listened to it. I think I can return to normal now that all has been revealed and resolved, though!

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Post by SusannaG » Thu June 25th, 2009, 11:05 pm

I think the Amelia Peabodies are great fun - I have just discovered them this year.

I also liked The Murders of Richard III, which was written in 1974 and is not a historical, actually. It's about mayhem among the Ricardians, though.
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