The Riviera Beach Library is currently closed.

The Ape Who Guards the Balance
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Series:
Published:
Phoenix Books, Inc. 1998
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Abridged
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

ALL HAIL THE JUBILANT RETURN OF THE REDOUBTABLE AMELIA PEABODY! The prospects for the archaeological season in Egypt seem fairly dull to Ameila Peabody. Her adored husband, Professor Radcliff Emerson, has been ignominiously demoted to examining only the most boring tombs in the Valley of the Kings, mere leftovers really, but they are determined to make the most of a bad situation. This year, however, the legendary land of the pharaohs will yield more than priceless artifacts, for the desert guards even deeper mysteries that are wrapped in greed and sealed in murder. The purchase of a mint condition papyrus of the famed Book of the Dead, a collection of magical spells and prayer designed to ward off the perils of the underworld, soon has Amelia calling on all of her remarkable skills of detection and deduction to untangle a web woven of criminals and cults, stolen treasures, and fallen women-all the while under the unblinking eye of Sethos, the charismatic yet elusive Master Criminal.

Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
OverDrive Listen
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Street Date:
09/1998
Language:
English
ISBN:
1597778346
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Peters. (1998). The Ape Who Guards the Balance. Abridged Phoenix Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Peters. 1998. The Ape Who Guards the Balance. Phoenix Books, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Peters, The Ape Who Guards the Balance. Phoenix Books, Inc, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Elizabeth Peters. The Ape Who Guards the Balance. Abridged Phoenix Books, Inc, 1998.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Anne Arundel County Public Library11
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
604b872c-fd2c-c71f-3c85-bf1da1c123a1
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 06:58:40
Date Updated:
Mar 16, 2023 06:35:27
Last Metadata Check:
Feb 25, 2024 06:05:29
Last Metadata Change:
May 14, 2023 05:48:09
Last Availability Check:
Feb 25, 2024 06:05:31
Last Availability Change:
Jan 31, 2024 21:12:04
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Feb 28, 2024 04:05:52

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1314-1/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1314-1/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1314-1/FA8/462/CA/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1314-1/FA8/462/CA/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 1597778346
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 1597778346
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 1597778346
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Elizabeth Peters
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Ape Who Guards the Balance
seriesId
514308
dateAdded
2014-05-06T19:29:00Z
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=130983
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
Ape Who Guards the Balance
crossRefId
130983
series
Amelia Peabody
id
FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450
starRating
3.9

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • duration: 06:35:32
      • fileName: ApeWhoGuardsTheBalance-2086
      • partCount: 6
      • fileSize: 190179180
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 1597778346
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 4/17/2007
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1314-1/130983-TheApeWhoGuardsTheBalance.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • duration: 06:35:32
      • fileName: ApeWhoGuardsTheBalance-2086
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 189860463
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 1597778346
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 4/17/2007
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1314-1/130983-TheApeWhoGuardsTheBalance.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Peters, Elizabeth
      • bioText:

        ELIZABETH PETERS earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. An Agatha Award-winning author, Ms. Peters was named Grandmaster in the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986. In 1990 she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Hood College. A frequent lecture at museums and libraries, she lives in an historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland.

      • name: Elizabeth Peters
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Eggar, Samantha
      • name: Samantha Eggar
edition
Abridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The Ape Who Guards the Balance
fullDescription

ALL HAIL THE JUBILANT RETURN OF THE REDOUBTABLE AMELIA PEABODY! The prospects for the archaeological season in Egypt seem fairly dull to Ameila Peabody. Her adored husband, Professor Radcliff Emerson, has been ignominiously demoted to examining only the most boring tombs in the Valley of the Kings, mere leftovers really, but they are determined to make the most of a bad situation. This year, however, the legendary land of the pharaohs will yield more than priceless artifacts, for the desert guards even deeper mysteries that are wrapped in greed and sealed in murder. The purchase of a mint condition papyrus of the famed Book of the Dead, a collection of magical spells and prayer designed to ward off the perils of the underworld, soon has Amelia calling on all of her remarkable skills of detection and deduction to untangle a web woven of criminals and cults, stolen treasures, and fallen women-all the while under the unblinking eye of Sethos, the charismatic yet elusive Master Criminal.

seriesId
514308
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        December 1, 1971
        In April of this year, Peters, who has been writing mysteries for 30 years, was honored as a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. This captivating novel, her 10th Amelia Peabody tale (following Seeing a Large Cat, 1997), validates her peers' high regard. Prospects for the 1907 excavation season in Egypt seem lackluster for the Emersons, since Professor Emerson, Amelia's beloved husband, can't abide the fools who administrate such activities--and makes no secret of that fact. But the family, including their adult son, Ramses, and his foster siblings, Nefret and David, departs for Egypt nevertheless after incidents in London point to the resurfacing of their old nemesis, known as the Master Criminal. The younger generation buys an ancient papyrus from an antiquities dealer and sets in motion a sinister chain of events. Two horrendous murders draw all of the Emersons further into the fray, and at times it seems as if the Master Criminal and his minions will at last best Amelia. But by drawing on the skills of all, the Emerson contingent once again brings villains to justice. The plot is complicated and involving, but the maturing of Ramses, Nefret and David offers particular pleasure and gives the book depth and poignance. Rich in characterization, incident and humor, this latest adventure of Amelia Peabody is a grand, galloping adventure with a heart as big as the Great Pyramid itself. Author tour.

      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: Egyptologist Amelia Peabody takes on women's rights and women's education in this novel, while crime in Egypt continues. From the first suffragette protest near Berkeley Square to the brothels of Cairo, Rosenblat is superb as Amelia, husband Emerson, and son Ramses, as well as the Egyptians, American tourists, and English nobs. She has particular dash as Nefret this time 'round. The book has a complicated plot involving mysterious murders by mechanical crocodiles, missing treasure, and beautiful, tantilizing women. Relationships within the family are also developed, so it is probably best read in sequence. Ramses takes a major step toward becoming a romantic hero in this story. The kids in this series--Nefret, Ramses, David, and Lia --are definitely growing up. B.H.B. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine
popularity
314
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BaQAAAOQCAAA1L/products/fa8462ca-a03f-459d-a265-81d023a9a450/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
fa8462ca-a03f-459d-a265-81d023a9a450
starRating
3.9
readingOrder
10
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1314-1/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1314-1/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1314-1/FA8/462/CA/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1314-1/FA8/462/CA/{FA8462CA-A03F-459D-A265-81D023A9A450}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Mystery
      • value: Historical Fiction
publishDateText
09/1998
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 1597778346
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription

ALL HAIL THE JUBILANT RETURN OF THE REDOUBTABLE AMELIA PEABODY! The prospects for the archaeological season in Egypt seem fairly dull to Ameila Peabody. Her adored husband, Professor Radcliff Emerson, has been ignominiously demoted to examining only the most boring tombs in the Valley of the Kings, mere leftovers really, but they are determined to make the most of a bad situation. This year, however, the legendary land of the pharaohs will yield more than priceless artifacts, for the desert guards even deeper mysteries that are wrapped in greed and sealed in murder. The purchase of a mint condition papyrus of the famed Book of the Dead, a collection of magical spells and prayer designed to ward off the perils of the underworld, soon has Amelia calling on all of her remarkable skills of detection and deduction to untangle a web woven of criminals and cults, stolen treasures, and fallen women-all the while under the unblinking eye of Sethos...

sortTitle
Ape Who Guards the Balance
crossRefId
130983
series
Amelia Peabody
awards
      • source: Mystery Writers of America
      • value: Grand Master Award
      • source: Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine
      • value: Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award Nominee - Best Book
      • source: Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine
      • value: Romantic Times Career Achievement Award Winner
publisher
Phoenix Books, Inc.
bisacCodes
      • code: FIC022060
      • description: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical