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SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion Audiobook

SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion

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Publisher's Summary

Caius Julius Caesar, now Dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons. As if this weren’t already an unpopular move, Caesar has brought in astronomers and astrologers from abroad, including Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and Persians. Decius is appointed to oversee this project, which he knows rankles the Roman public: "To be told by a pack of Chaldeans and Egyptians how to conduct their duties towards the gods was intolerable." Not long after the new calendar project begins, two of the foreigners are murdered.

Decius begins his investigations and, as the body count increases, it seems that an Indian fortune-teller popular with patrician Roman ladies is also involved.

This latest in the acclaimed series is sure to please historical mystery fans.

©2010 John Maddox Roberts (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Readers looking for a crafty and entertaining journey to the past won’t be disappointed." (Publishers Weekly on SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius)

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    mcmouse 05-16-16
    mcmouse 05-16-16 Member Since 2008

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    "please sir, i want some more"
    Would you listen to SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion again? Why?

    actually, I listen to all of them quite frequently. Along with S Holmes & N Wolf, they've gotten to be old friends.


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

    it's a bit long for one sitting, but would willingly put the disks into my player until I get where I'm going.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm hoping that there will be more, I've found a short story in an anthology and wishing that there are more of them and eventually they will find their way into a collection that I will be able to add to my library.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda 08-01-15
    Linda 08-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"

    As with the rest of the series. Ready for Spqr XIV. Makes you feel like you're there.

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    Shannon S. Indianapolis, IN 07-10-15
    Shannon S. Indianapolis, IN 07-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So sad it's the last book in the series"

    This is a great series. I wish there were more books in it. In this book we have Caesar and Cleopatra and Marc Anthony as well as our old favorites and a lot of other interesting characters

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    4/22/16
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    ""Always a good thing to keep up your sword work""
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I never wanted it to stop.


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    The last in this excellent series - great investigative stories mixed into the vivid reconstruction of ancient Rome and Roman society, daily life and ideas. The eBooks are not available on Amazon.co.UK but the narration of John Lee makes listening to the often amusing tales a real delight. This one is no exception, set in Rome itself as the calendar is updated and Caesar is gathering detractors as the Republic totters to it's end.
    I am going to miss the imaginative memoires of Decius Caecillius Metellus the Younger

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