Now, however, Festus is dead, and Falco knows he didn't leave a legacy. When Falco refuses to cough up any money, he and Censorinus end up fighting... and later, the centurion turns up dead. Under suspicion of murder, Falco must confront his past and uncover his brother's secrets before he can clear his name and solve the mystery.
Following on from BBC Radio 4's hugely successful dramatisations of The Silver Pigs, Shadows in Bronze, Venus in Copper and The Iron Hand of Mars, this funny and fast-moving fifth story starring Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, and Trevor Peacock is a treat for all Falco fans.
©1993 Lyndsey Davis; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Imagine Brother Cadfael as conceived by the writers of Numbers, then edited by Charles Dickens. In short, lots of good, earthy plot lines that are embellished by a cornucopia of enduring values: forgiveness, integrity, perseverance. And the production is great fun, too, just like an old time radio play with a full cast and clever sound effects. At just over two hours, it doesn't beg the whole evening either.
"Rome brought to life"
Once again we have another brilliant dramatisation of a Falco novel by the BBC. A Who-dun-it with a twist, Ancient Romans talking in modern day language allows for a light witty underlay to the story. I paticularly like the interplay between the characters which helps add to the involvement of the listener. The only criticism I had with the audio is the theme music which can be piercing at times.
"Leaves us wanting more..."
This is the 5th instalment of the excellent dramatisation of Lindsey Davis' much loved Falco series. And much to my distress, the last! Rest assured the others seem to be available as narrated audiobooks but once you've fallen in love with a cast's dramatisation then it's not the same (even if it is truer to the original book).
"Poseidon's Gold" was very enjoyable, with a well-written plot which gives further insight into Falco's family, especially his deceased and, perhaps incorrectly, revered brother, and also his estranged father. It feels more of a return to form after the "Iron Hand of Mars", which I felt lacked interest and seemed quite contrived when compared to the other offerings of the series.
While I will miss Lesser and Madeley, I will probably continue the series in the old fashioned way, by reading the books. I need to know what happens to these improbable yet lovable characters.
We've listened as a family to the first 5 books in the Falco series, all of them available from BBC audio dramatisations. The characterisation, particularly by Antonio Lesser and Anna Madeley is excellent and the books are an enjoyable listen. I would make sure that you listen to them in order as there would be 'spoilers' for the earlier books if you don't. They were so good, we listened to the first, then downloaded the next four and listened to them all in a week whilst on holiday. I'd thoroughly recommend them and so would my teenage children.
this is a great book well dramatised. Enjoy😁👑 it is hugely enjoyable and well paced. I repeatedly listened and it is still enjoyable.
"best falco so far!"
interesting, compelling and enjoyable
I love falco. I like his wisdom, melancholy and ability to know human nature.
The way its read makes falco feel likable. Hearing the voices just makes it come alive. I much prefer listening to Falco than reading about him at moment. This is my favourite so far.
I enjoyed it especially the bonding with his dad to become the "didius" boys.
A book by a brilliant author, well read/acted and well worth every penny spent on it.
Thank you Anton Lesser et al...
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