• The Golden One

  • An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense, Book 14
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (957 ratings)

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The Golden One

By: Elizabeth Peters
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
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A new year, 1917, is dawning, and the Great War that ravages the world shows no sign of abating. Answering the siren call of Egypt once more, Amelia Peabody and her family arrive at their home in Luxor to learn of a new royal tomb ransacked by thieves. Soon an even more disturbing outrage concerns the intrepid clan of archaeologists: the freshly and savagely slain corpse of a thief defiling the ancient burial site.

Yet this is nothing compared with the lethal fate that threatens Ramses. Besieged by the British and defended by formidable Turkish and German forces, the fortified seaport of Gaza guards the gateway to the Holy Land. Answering a call he cannot refuse from British military intelligence, Ramses must journey to this ancient, fabled city to undertake a mission as personal as it is perilous. Death will surely be his lot if he is caught or exposed. Meanwhile, Ramses' wife, Nefret, guards a secret of her own....

Once again the incomparable and best-selling author carries us to a breathtaking realm of ancient wonders and crumbling splendor - from the hectic bustle of the Cairo markets to remote, sand-swept corners of the Egyptian desert where the gods of antiquity sleep. Returning visitors to the world of Amelia Peabody will be enthralled by the latest mesmerizing adventure from the award-winning grandmaster, and newcomers will succumb to her wiles as they are caught up in the tantalizing spell of the remarkable Elizabeth Peters and The Golden One.

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Unabridged! Yay!

As an appreciative reader of the Amelia Peabody series I was thrilled to see this book in it's unabridged form. The performance by Barbara Rosenblat is unequaled in my listening experience. And the story is fun, humorous and interesting as are almost all in this series.
Please continue to petition Audible to skip the abridged versions of this series or any other for that matter!

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Another great story

Another wonderful story about the Emerson family. Barbara Rosenblatt handles all of the voices as she always does - with skill and continuity. I did notice a couple of times where she got her voices mixed up, but they were minor and lasted only a moment.

The Emersons have three major issues, that are, of course, intertwined. Helping a former enemy, bringing another to justice, facing another minor enemy, and helping with a major find. Add to this Ramses' involvement in WWI, and the plot twists as always.

The plot does get a little confusing as right as you are invested in one set of problems, the Emersons leave all that behind to refocus on an entirely different set of problems. Be willing to jump with them - it all comes out all right in the end.

I've read and listened to this book many times, and will continue to do so.

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A manuscript lost (to me)

I have been a fan of the late Elizabeth Peters for years. I have also marveled at Ms. Rosenblat's flair for bring the words and characters to life. I thought that I had read & listened to all of her wonderful books. Then I discovered The Golden One...got it 2 days ago and just finished it today...What a pleasure to hear another chapter of the saga that I had missed, it helped connect the dots plus learning that Edward Washington was in the story was a nice surprise. I miss Elizabeth Peter's aka Barbara. WONDERFUL!!

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Fabulous!

I love this Author and Narrator! They have provided me with hours and weeks of entertainment! Well worth the listen!

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Another excellent listen!

This was a fun listen - some drama but a bit of relief from the previous book. The narration was as awesome as usual. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

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Real treat

You are within 5minutes completely in the story and that doesn't change until the last words are spoken.
Looking forward to the next book

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My favorite in the series

I listen to this entire series over and over and this book is my favorite.

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The Golden One

Another fabulous addition to this addictive series

The characters are growing but Peabody and Emerson are their usual entertaining self. Love Ramses stepping up!

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Did Anything Really Happen?

Took me so long to get through this book because I had to keep going back & relistening. Just didn’t keep my attention. Nothing really happened. Very boring. The narrator is great in terms of her ability to do voices. But she also makes smacking mouth noises. I take breaks between these books because the mouth smacking gets so annoying by the end of a book.

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Suspense Around Every Corner

Great character development and intricacies of conversation. Almost every action in this story provides a clue. The narration by Barbara Rosenblatt is wonderful with a distinct variety of voices.