From the best-selling author of Centurion, The Gladiator and Praetorian, a new military adventure for battle-hardened centurions Macro and Cato, fighting for the Empire in Britannia. For nearly 10 years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium.
Tasked with leading a newly formed cavalry cohort into the heartland of Wales, they must destroy the growing resistance. But with Caratacus hatching increasingly ambitious plans and disorder threatening from within Macro and Cato's own ranks, this final test will push the soldiers to their limits. And if they do not emerge as victors, the Emperor Claudius's rule may be at stake, and the very foundations of the Roman Empire could be shattered irrevocably.
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"Macro & Cato at their Best!"
AS far as historical novels go this is the best I have listened to.
I love the depth within Cato's character. He is ruthless but shows some empathy to the people he is often forced to kill
The battle scenes are really brought to life with the speed change in the narrators voice
Having read a lot of Simon Scarrow's work I was already a fan , but listening to the story rather than reading gave it a third dimension.
"It's been a long "Bromance"!"
This is a long series of stories. We've trudged across the Empire with Cato and Macro. I felt that the previous couple of books were a bit formulaic, and I was unsure whether to continue with this one. Glad I did. I think I mainly buy these books for the action. There's plenty of top quality blood and guts in this episode.
"Cato & macro in trouble again"
Great story performance
The young man who had been impaled by the side of road
Having not read the book I cannot comment, I do intend to add it to my Kindle library for my holiday
The action packed story line you feel you could be over looking the scenes
As I said not read the book but the way Jonathan Keeble changes the the pitch on his voice and accents add to the overall enjoyment of the book
No paticular part as I enjoyed the whole book
Keep up the good partnership between author and reader
"Macro & Cato are in trouble again"
It is the edge of the seat drama that Mr Scarrow does very well with these characters, seamlessly inserting them into historical events like Sharpe and Harper
It is typical of this type of drama, no author kills off their central characters, despite the peril that they are placed in
He is excellent at adding the requisite atmosphere to the novel, I certainly would recommend this production because of this. I look forward to future recordings of his.
It was but unfortunately work kept getting in the way
I'm a huge fan of this author and am looking to his next publication
"Cato & Macro ride again!"
Another very bloody Cato and Macro novel, set in a part of Britain where Roman rule is tenuous, and the "Roman" troops are themselves from fairly barbaric tribes.
The two think they have jumped out of the frying pan that their service to the Imperial secretary and freedman, Narcissus, has tied them in for the last few years. Back to military service they find that the frying pan sat on a rather dangerous fire.
"You know what the weather's like in this ...island"
Marching, mud and madness
Not one but two - the friends and our heroes, Cato and Macro. I had read all of the earlier books in Simon Scarrow's marvellous Eagles series and was concerned that Jonathan Keeble's interpretation of them would fall contrary to my mental pictures. Instead, his reading enhanced my appreciation of Scarrow's characters and perfectly fitted, with vocal change of pace, the speed of the narrative. Superb.
Yes, and I did.
The two friends, Cato and Macro, back in the army in Britannia and hoping to live the simple life, facing only Rome's enemies and unchallenged by political conspiracy. Fortunately for us, not a chance.A good book in a brilliant series.
"Another good Macro and Cato book"
Jonathan Keeble is good as always.
The books based in Britain are the best in the series.
"Cato and Macro Visit Getafix AGAIN"
I would have Simon Scarrow get a new plot. Just about the only fort that Cato and Macro have not defended is Fort Apache.
Not on this series.
He always does a good job in that respect, even if some the charcters do come out sounding like Dick Dastardly.
No. If you have any of the earlier 'sieges' in the series, save yourself the trouble and expense by just replacing the cover art with the one from this book and listening to it again.
In general Jonathan Keeble is a good narrator but he tends to overly rely on shouting quickly to indicate action, and all bad guys are given BAD guys' voices. As soon as the characters speak for the first time you know if they are going to be a white hat good guy or a black hat bad guy.
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