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SPQR X: A Point of Law | [John Maddox Roberts]

SPQR X: A Point of Law

Decius Caecilius Metellus is moving up in the world. He's won some money and glory fighting pirates in the Mediterranean and expects a speedy election to the office of praetor. That all changes when a man he's never seen before publicly accuses him of corruption. Decius and his powerful family of Rome's leading politicians scramble to prepare a defense. However, the day of the trial they are greeted with a strange surprise on the steps of the courthouse: the corpse of the man who made the accusation. Now Decius is up against a much more serious charge of murder.
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Decius Caecilius Metellus is moving up in the world. He's won some money and glory fighting pirates in the Mediterranean and expects a speedy election to the office of praetor.

That all changes when a man he's never seen before publicly accuses him of corruption. Decius and his powerful family of Rome's leading politicians scramble to prepare a defense. However, the day of the trial they are greeted with a strange surprise on the steps of the courthouse: the corpse of the man who made the accusation. Now Decius is up against a much more serious charge of murder. It may cost him his chance to run for office, but not if he can help it.

Roberts once again masterfully sets Decius and his adventures against the background of this famed and crumbling Republic, enriching his story with historical detail and the immortal personalities of the day.

©2006 John Maddox Roberts (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    lynn rocky mount, VA, United States 08-15-13
    lynn rocky mount, VA, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "another great book from j m roberts"
    Where does SPQR X: A Point of Law rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in the tops i love the whole SPQR series


    What did you like best about this story?

    the mystery and the way he ties actual events into his books


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    i think he is by far one of the best readers no doubt


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    love the and will get the rest of the series

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon S. Indianapolis, IN 07-07-15
    Shannon S. Indianapolis, IN 07-07-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I love SPQR"

    This is a great book w great performance. Funny bits as well. If you didn't like I try 3-13. I think John Lee did a much better job than Simon Vance did on the first two, plus the stories get even better.

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    "A surprising delight"
    Would you listen to SPQR X: A Point of Law again? Why?

    No - why not move on?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Flavia


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A good narration that flows along smoothly


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Life in Rome


    Any additional comments?

    Not as adventurous as his previous, but no less enjoyable.

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