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Arms of Nemesis Audiobook

Arms of Nemesis: A Novel of Ancient Rome

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Publisher's Summary

South of Rome on the Gulf of Puteoli stands the splendid villa of Marcus Crassus, Rome's wealthiest citizen. When the estate overseer is murdered, Crassus concludes that the deed was done by two missing slaves, who have probably run off to join the Spartacan Slave Revolt. Unless they are found within three days, Crassus vows to massacre his remaining 99 slaves.

To Gordianus the Finder falls the fateful task of resolving this riddle from Hades. In a house filled with secrets, the truth is slow to emerge. And as the hour of the massacre approaches, Gordianus realizes that the labyrinthine path he has chosen may just lead to his own destruction.

©1992 Steven Saylor; (P)1996 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"A compulsively entertaining whodunit." (New York Times Book Review)
"Entertaining...Saylor's sense of style and elegantly witty writing make the most of this genre transference." (Boston Guide)

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    Linda Fresno, CA, United States 01-04-12
    Linda Fresno, CA, United States 01-04-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Awful narrator!"
    Would you listen to Arms of Nemesis again? Why?

    No. Harrison is horrible. Had I noticed who was reading before I spent the credits I never would have downloaded this book.


    What didn’t you like about Scott Harrison’s performance?

    Dead, dead, dead voice. He has one tone and its boring.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    George 08-19-10
    George 08-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "I'm Hooked!"

    I love the characters. Steven Saylor places me in Rome each time I listen. I wish I could find the entire series here!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amateur curmudgeon 08-09-16

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    "Crassus crassus rich as Croesus"
    If you could sum up Arms of Nemesis in three words, what would they be?

    Murder and mayhem at the foot of Vesubius


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked Olympia's apprentice, forget her name.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed listening to it during my commute

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bdg 01-09-15
    bdg 01-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good crime book"

    This series is really nice. Good crime books with the twist of glimpses into the life in ancient Rome. Very interesting.
    Good voice but not amazing (for my taste).

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