©2004 Lynne Reid Banks; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Banks writes well, bringing the late-third-century Roman Empire to life in a novel that blends history with timeless human emotions." (Booklist)
I love this book! The reader does an excellent job of conveying the story from the original book to an audiobook. The story has just the right amount of drama, adventure and romance.The length is not fatiguing to younger listeners, but not too short for older ones. I would definately reccomed this as a must-listen for anyone.
I really liked this Audio Book. I believe the Narrator's voice was soothing and feminine for the Female characters, yet authoritative and strong for the Male characters. The story was set in ancient Rome during the height of the Arena, in which men and animals alike met as foes. There were stories running concurrently: A love story, the bonding of two brothers, and the lives of slaves and royals. I thought the three stories were blended nicely, giving the listener some insights into ancient Roman life.
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