I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction
This entire series is fantastic. The narrator and the author have given us a treat. The history and the great characters and the details of daily life are all here. Hope there's more coming!
Retired "Okie" librarian & happy to have found Audible for good stories & staying in touch with new authors & books.
An interesting & well written historical mystery set in Roman Britain times in a village near St. Albans. Clean, educational, & interesting I give it a definite GP rating with 4+ stars! I will be reading another Ruth Downie mystery. The title means something along the lines of "buyer beware". It is interesting how Downie ties this concept into the plot. Roso is my favorite character as he shows the reader the perks & responsibilities of being a male Roman citizen and officer. Simon Vance is an excellent narrator.
I like historical mysteries and this one was set a little further back in history than I normally like but Ruth Downie has written a fantastic series of the Roman empire.
The narrator does a great job with the voices, for the most part, but I don't like the way he does the main woman character.
The characters are well developed and real; even the secondary characters are complete and very human with good sides and flaws.
I listened to this book because it was on sale. It was a good deal! I like historical mystery fiction like brother cadfael and the master shardlake series. This fits right in with that style. I will look forward to listening to other books in the series as time permits.