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M

history fan, curious to a fault

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, United States | Member Since 2013

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  • SPQR I: The King's Gambit

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (253)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (186)

    John Maddox Roberts takes listeners back to a Rome filled with violence and evil. Vicious gangs ruled the streets of Crassus and Pompey, routinely preying on plebeian and patrician alike. So the garroting of a lowly ex-slave and the disembowelment of a foreign merchant in the dangerous Subura district seemed of little consequence to the Roman hierarchy.

    Michael says: "Pleasant suprise"
    "Great mystery set in the time of ceaser"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to SPQR I the most enjoyable?

    A tale of intrigue and conspiracy set during the fall of the roman republic. Great characters and historical figures. You are able to keep up with the various titles and hierarchies our lead comes into contact with while gaining an insight into the roman world at the time. Very well narrated and enjoyable overall.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this over two days.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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