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Serpent on the Crown

Elizabeth Peters

New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Elizabeth Peters, brings an exotic world of adventure, intrigue, and danger to vivid life, in a tale as powerful as ancient Egypt. The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt's ever-shifting sands. But a widow's strange story -- and even stranger request -- is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder. The woman, a well-known author, has come bearing an ill-gotten treasure -- a golden likeness of a forgotten king -- which she claims is cursed. She insists it has taken the life of her husband and unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more people will die. Amelia and her clan resolve to uncover the secrets of the statue's origins, setting off on a trail that twists and turns in directions they never anticipated -- and, perhaps, toward an old nemesis with unscrupulous new designs. But each step toward the truth seems to reveal another peril, suggesting to the intrepid Amelia that the curse is more than mere superstition. And its next victim might well be a beloved family member ... or Amelia Peabody herself. A novel filled with riveting suspense, pulse-pounding action, and the vibrant life of a fascinating place and time, The Serpent on the Crown is the jewel in the crown of a grand master, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters. Performed by Barbara Rosenblat

New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Elizabeth Peters, brings an exotic world of adventure, intrigue, and danger to vivid life, in a tale as powerful as ancient Egypt. The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt's ever-shifting sands. But a widow's strange story -- and even stranger request -- is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder. The woman, a well-known author, has come bearing an ill-gotten treasure -- a golden likeness of a forgotten king -- which she claims is cursed. She insists it has taken the life of her husband and unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more people will die. Amelia and her clan resolve to uncover the secrets of the statue's origins, setting off on a trail that twists and turns in directions they never anticipated -- and, perhaps, toward an old nemesis with unscrupulous new designs. But each step toward the truth seems to reveal another peril, suggesting to the intrepid Amelia that the curse is more than mere superstition. And its next victim might well be a beloved family member ... or Amelia Peabody herself. A novel filled with riveting suspense, pulse-pounding action, and the vibrant life of a fascinating place and time, The Serpent on the Crown is the jewel in the crown of a grand master, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters. Performed by Barbara Rosenblat
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New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Elizabeth Peters, brings an exotic world of adventure, intrigue, and danger to vivid life, in a tale as powerful as ancient Egypt. The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt's ever-shifting sands. But a widow's strange story -- and even stranger request -- is about to plunge them into a storm of secrets, treachery, and murder. The woman, a well-known author, has come bearing an ill-gotten treasure -- a golden likeness of a forgotten king -- which she claims is cursed. She insists it has taken the life of her husband and unless it is returned to the tomb from which it was stolen, more people will die. Amelia and her clan resolve to uncover the secrets of the statue's origins, setting off on a trail that twists and turns in directions they never anticipated -- and, perhaps, toward an old nemesis with unscrupulous new designs. But each step toward the truth seems to reveal another peril, suggesting to the intrepid Amelia that the curse is more than mere superstition. And its next victim might well be a beloved family member ... or Amelia Peabody herself. A novel filled with riveting suspense, pulse-pounding action, and the vibrant life of a fascinating place and time, The Serpent on the Crown is the jewel in the crown of a grand master, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters. Performed by Barbara Rosenblat

Language:

English

Narrators:

Barbara Rosenblat

Length:

12h 9m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:21


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:15


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:38


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:06


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:48


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:29


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:13


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:31


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:35


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:57


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:35


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:47


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:53


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:30


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:50


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:12


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:39


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:21


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:22


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:38


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:29


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:49


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:49


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:54


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:38


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:45


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:10


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:44


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:47


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:09


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:49


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:10


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:24


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:33


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:49


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:26


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:39


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:28


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

00:27