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Mistress of Rome Audiobook

Mistress of Rome: Empress of Rome, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress' rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life, but that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart.

As Lepida goes on to wreak havoc in the lives of a new husband and his family, Thea remakes herself as a polished singer for Rome's aristocrats. Unwittingly she attracts another admirer in the charismatic emperor of Rome. But Domitian's games have a darker side, and Thea finds herself fighting for both soul and sanity. Many have tried to destroy the emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of the brilliant and paranoid Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the emperor's mistress.

©2010 Kate Quinn (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"This should make a splash among devotees of ancient Rome." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Harold D. Doublename Bellingham, WA` 03-18-15
    Harold D. Doublename Bellingham, WA` 03-18-15 Member Since 2009
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    "awesome."

    Kate Quinn's books are always great. mistress of Rome satisfies if you're looking for a long, well-written, gritty historical. so many characters you can root for (and some you can hate)...lots of surprise twists... and always excellent writing. the narrator does a fantastic job! sorry for my bad typing, writing on my phone.

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    I could not stop ! One of the best audible l've heard in a while .

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    John 10-07-16
    John 10-07-16

    LOVE reading but illness makes listening easier. Thanks audible, for pulling me back into life!

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    "Fantastic! Hope it's a series."

    Great story that kept moving along with new twists and turns I didn't always see coming. The trick was that some of the plot WAS just as you'd expect, and just when you think you have it figured out, total surprise plot twist. Exceeded expectations because of expected similarities to other books, but the UNexpected kept me engrossed! Loved it.

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    I wish the book was a bit more descriptive but overall a good read. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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    Cassandra 06-21-16
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    the narrator does good with different pitches of her voice. the story had definite plot twists, love, and action. I really enjoyed it.

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    Dixie Diva New York, NY United States 12-16-15
    Dixie Diva New York, NY United States 12-16-15 Member Since 2016

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    "If you loved the series Rome; don't miss this."

    I am usually a little skeptical about titles that have too many high marks. I think I'm the one person that won't like it. I am glad I was wrong. This was great. The cover art evokes a romance novel. Don't worry its not that. It's good historical fiction.

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    mtndiva san francisco 09-20-15
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    "Such a good book"

    The narrator was amazing! Slow to start, I couldn't stop listening by the end. So fascinating and entertaining

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    Leesa Austin USA 07-23-15
    Leesa Austin USA 07-23-15

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    "Great Book"

    This book was a bit sad but it is so well written I cried for the characters, I wanted some of them dead. I was happy when something good finally happened to them. The story itself is well written following few of the main characters. I was very happy that my friend told me to read this.

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    Sophie 07-17-15
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    "Loved this book!"

    I had bought the hard copy of this book and never got the time to finish reading it because I was always busy. I decided to get the audio because I loved the book so much the story just pulled me in and with listening to it I had time to finish it. The story it so addictive and it draws you in to where you don't want to put it down! I think this series would make a great movie or mini series I would love to see the characters come to life! My only dislike is I wish the characters were narrated by different people or at least a male narrator for the male characters like there was in the Lion and the Rose.

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    Jess 03-07-15
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    "Nice title very poor book"

    Very poor written, predictable and boring. Like a soup opera. Don't recommend it at all one of the worse I have read.

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