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I highly recommend Anton Lesser as Falco. The books are excellent and he sounds just the way I picture Falco.The BBC broadcasts of these books were the first things I bought when I joined Audible.com and I go back to them constantly for the pure enjoy of relistening to them all.
I think I like the book, but since I haven't read the whole thing, how can I tell? I always feel cheated with abridgments. OK, I miss Christian Rodska's reading too. The story seems pretty good, but I don't know what's missing that would probably make it even better. In other Falco books I can't imagine not having the whole story there. I think you'll enjoy what's here, but find a way to get the whole story.
Anton Lesser is an extremey plausible Falco and the other cast members add to a very satisfying dramatisation of the novel. Easier to follow than some of these adaptations, the parallels with modern living are made lightly and the story races along.
"Domestic Strife and Murder in Ancient Rome"
Lindsey Davis is a superb writer who has developed three-dimensional characters in all of her novels.
The narration is in keeping with the original books and helps to bring Ancient Rome to life. Even if you do not normally enjoy historical whodunnits, this is worth a listen because Davis mixes drama and humour in equal measure.
"A fantastic dramatisation of a great read"
This audio dramatisation of Venus in Copper is first class; the characters are richly portrayed, the plot twists preserved and the humour, love and complexity of the relationship between Helena and Falco touchingly acted.
You don't have to start at this beginning of the series to appreciate the story either; characters and situations are introduced in a way that makes it accessible without having to be familiar with the previous stories.
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