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Give Me Back My Legions!: A Novel of Ancient Rome | [Harry Turtledove]

Give Me Back My Legions!: A Novel of Ancient Rome

Publius Quinctilius Varus, a Roman politician, is summoned by the Emperor, Augustus Caesar. Arminius, a prince of the Cherusci, is playing a deadly game. He serves in the Roman army, gaining Roman citizenship and an officer's rank, and learning the arts of war and policy as practiced by the Romans. An epic battle is brewing, and these two men stand on opposite sides of what will forever be known as the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest---a ferocious, bloody clash that will change the course of history.
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Publius Quinctilius Varus, a Roman politician, is summoned by the Emperor, Augustus Caesar. Given three legions and sent to the Roman frontier east of the Rhine, his mission is to subdue the barbarous German tribes where others have failed and to bring their land fully under Rome's control.

Arminius, a prince of the Cherusci, is playing a deadly game. He serves in the Roman army, gaining Roman citizenship and an officer's rank, and learning the arts of war and policy as practiced by the Romans. What he learns is essential for the survival of Germany, for he must unite his people against Rome before they become enslaved by the Empire and lose their way of life forever.

An epic battle is brewing, and these two men stand on opposite sides of what will forever be known as the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest---a ferocious, bloody clash that will change the course of history.

©2009 Harry Turtledove; (P)2009 Tantor

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    Michael L. Wayshak Boston 10-30-09
    Michael L. Wayshak Boston 10-30-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Correcting a misleading review"

    I loved this story. Based on history and Turtledove's careful inclusion of all the facts that his research can authenticate, Turtledove produces an outstanding, (and exciting) audio book.

    Turtledove is simply too good a writer to be hammered by an illiterate critic.

    If you like this genre of history (Roman Legion) listen to this great rendition.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    David Coupeville, WA, United States 09-04-10
    David Coupeville, WA, United States 09-04-10 Member Since 2010
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    There was one bad review on this book, but i got it anyway cause it was the genera i was looking for, and i could be happier. Great book if you like Roman historical fiction, and its always more entertaining when it is based off a real event.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Johnnie57 01-19-10
    Johnnie57 01-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "A good listen"

    I do have to somewhat agree with one of the previous reviewers that there was repetition, and it did feel at times like the author was "filling the pages". However the story did flow nicely and the narration was incredible and the overall result was that I wanted to keep coming back to hear more. Lets face it this is a great story and Turtledove's take on it is quite plausible. All in all - it was a good listen.

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    J. Hansen Denmark 07-13-09
    J. Hansen Denmark 07-13-09 Member Since 2009

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    "Repetitions, repetitions"

    I don't beleive I've ever read a book, to the end at least, with so many repitetions. Example: the main character befriends the roman, even though he is their enemy. To remind the reader of this every single time he says a friendly thing to a roman we are told that what he really wanted to say was ... Every single time (or so it feels like ). The battle in the climax of the book, is something you in other book will find after a few chapters. The naration might, in a more entertaining book, seem too much, but here feels like a brave attampt to put some life into the characters. I like stories from ancient rome, especialy if there are set in northern Europe, but unless you have the same inclination, I will advice you to pass.

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    the main candidatures walk rather than run nothing smoulders as it should and it repeats,nothing to write home about.

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