I have read or listened to almost all of Steven Saylor's books with great relish. The author has an excellent grasp of Roman culture and his character development of Gordianus the investigator has been interesting to watch evolve. However the voice of Mr Scott Harrison sounds more like someone who should be reading contemporary dectective novels set in Miami or New York rather than ancient Rome. After less than 2 hours I simply turned the audio recording off. I will read the books from the public library rather than buy any historical novel narrated by Mr. Harrison.
Murder on the Appian Way. Features Gordianus the investigator.
I'm sure this narrator is very effective when reading contemporary detective or spy novels. His vowels are very clipped and sharp. His reading pace seldom varies and one's gets the feeling he is racing to be done with the book. Consequently the emphasis on specific scenes is mismanaged
Find a different narrator please.
Definitely a 4 of 5 star
This story reminds me of Game of Thrones with multiple characters, various locales and a myriad of races.
I like the development of Lady Clair who had her high ranking world destroyed and has reinvented herself.
Oh yes. I'm disappointed there is a book 5 that has yet to be on the market.
If you are a fan of GofThrones, check this out.
Although Titan is rather old in SYFI it is still an excellent read and will probably not go out of style for another 25 years.
The young woman who showed such bravery in the face of adversity.
Cimbing the great "Root tree" to the top of the world.
Loved it in print 25 years ago. Still a great book.
I have not read the print version.
I personally find all the technical jargon to be over my head and I fast forward over it.
Anything with the Tree Cats is a favorite.
yes but only for short periods as the plot seemed predestined.
Simon Prebble made this underwhelming story a success.
So glad this was not abridged. The friendship between the two centurians welds this story together and provides a good adventure. Although the author does not delve into Roman camp life as much as I would like, the story is still cohesive and the characters believable. All together a good story and fine narrator. I'd like to see more non-abridged works by Simon Scarrow.
Better than any of the abridged books.
More non abridged books by this author.
Wonderful adventure with a feel for the historical time. Excellent fighting scenes. Awsome shield wall.
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