A thrilling new Roman novel charting the gruelling rise of gladitorial recruit Pavo by the best-selling author of The Legion and Praetorian Ancient Rome provides the setting for the gripping story of the champion gladiator Pavo, trained to kill, and a pawn in the games of the powerful and ambitious.
Pavo's journey begins when he encounters the Roman soldier Macro, who has been charged with his training. Bonds of friendship develop between the two men, both aware that their fates depend not only on Pavo's skills in the arena but also on the whims of powerful and ruthless senators. Can Pavo survive to fulfil his most cherished goal - revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of a champion gladiator?
©2013 Simon Scarrow (P)2013 Headline Digital
Sub plots that make no sense - characters devoid of personality - You actually find yourself rooting for the bad guys - Whiny self absorbed 2 dimensional hero then suddenly he finds the heroism to save the world. Vomit.
Anything but this
I want my money back
"Nonstop action from start to finish....."
Arena rates among my favourite...
The very end when Marina gets his comeuppance.
A truly brilliant actor. It was like listening to several actors in one room.
It made me care for what happened to the main characters Pavo and Marco.
This audio book did not get very good rating. So I listen to a 5 minute sample of it. I thought that it sounded quite exciting. A very well wrote book that races along at breakneck speed. David Thorpe's acting brought the whole thing to life. When I listen to the sample of the book I thought to myself no way can it keep up that pace but it did!! It was a nice surprise..
"Bit of a let down"
I have read all of Simon Scarrows works and always keep an eye out for a new read / listen from him. This was not his normal work and i felt someone else had written it all and asked Scarrow to have a look before publishing.I found this book to be very far fetched, i know its a fiction novel but the main character was a superman and totally unbelievable. I did not enjoy it at all and i will look twice before purchasing another from Scarrow and any other co author.
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