It’s Rome, 63bc. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic’s greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, and Clodius is an ambitious playboy.
The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel.
©2009 Robert Harris; ©2010 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
This book follows smoothly on from another of Robert Harris' books: Imperium, which is also an excellent work. A wonderful historical story from the point of view of the dedicated slave/secretary of Cicero. Bill Willis is an amazing narrator, bringing extra life to an already enthralling story.
I love listening in the car on the way to work. I like history and stuff.
A little hard to keep up in the car, need to give this great book a read.
Although I have read all Robert Harris's other books this was my first audio book. Once I clicked my brain into the right zone for listening I found it wonderful. It is hard to believe that the reader, Bill Wallis, is one person, given that he seemed to conjur up the perfect voice for every character . When is Robert Harris going to write "Cicero rides again"
Harris uses enough fact to make this an enjoyable story and the narrator does a great job of bringing the character's to life.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, definitely worth a listen.
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