Roma Sub Rosa (Chronological)
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  • 1
    The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World | Steven Saylor

    The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World

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    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Stephen Plunkett
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    USA Today hails Steven Saylor as a “modern master of historical fiction.” Rich in intrigue and period detail, his novels set in ancient Rome have garnered acclaim the world over. A prequel to his epic Roma Sub Rosa series, The Seven Wonders follows series star Gordianus the Finder as an 18-year-old traveling the Mediterranean to witness the wonders of that fabled age. At each stop, the young investigator finds a beguiling mystery that pushes his powers of deduction to the limit.

    Interesting History, Not much of a story

    I really wanted to love this book and was hoping it would propel me into the rest of Steven Saylors work b/c this is my first experience with his writ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2012 by Mark (PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States)
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  • 3
    Roman Blood: A Mystery of Ancient Rome | Steven Saylor

    Roman Blood: A Mystery of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Scott Harrison
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    In Rome, 80 B.C., on a warm spring morning, Gordianus the Finder receives a summons to the house of a then-unknown young advocate and orator, Cicero. Ambitious and brilliant, the 26-year-old Cicero is about to argue his first important case. His client is a wealthy farmer, one Sextus Roscius of the town of Ameria, who stands accused of the most unforgivable act in Ancient Rome: the murder of his father.

    Good story, bad reader

    I purchased 'Roman Blood' when it first came out in hardback, as well as almost all Saylor's other books. I wanted to re-experience his stories in aud..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 15 2010 by Richard (Lithia, FL)
  • 4
    The House of the Vestals: The Investigations of Gordianus the Finder, Book 6 | Steven Saylor

    The House of the Vestals: The Investigations of Gordianus the Finder, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    It is ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble. Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus lays bare some of his most intriguing and compelling adventures.

    Ralph Cosham should not be narrating.......

    I'm hooked on Steven saylor ,love his books and the sub Rosa series are by far my favorite , this narrator did not do the book it's justice , he sound..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 06 2015 by Xana DosSantos ()
  • 5
    A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder: Roma Sub Rosa, Book 11 | Steven Saylor

    A Gladiator Dies Only Once: The Further Investigations of Gordianus the Finder: Roma Sub Rosa, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    In A Gladiator Dies Only Once, the second collection of his award-winning stories featuring Gordianus, Saylor more than meets his own high standards. Set between the events of his novelsRomanBlood and Catilina’s Riddle, these nine stories of previously untold adventures from the early career of Gordianus - when his adopted son, Eco, was still a mute boy and his wife, Bethesda, was but his slave - will delight Saylor’s many fans while illuminating details of the ancient world like no other writer can.

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  • 6
    Arms of Nemesis: A Novel of Ancient Rome | Steven Saylor

    Arms of Nemesis: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Scott Harrison
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    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.

    Awful narrator!

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

    Reviewed on January 04 2012 by Linda (Fresno, CA, United States)
  • 7
    Catilina’s Riddle: A Novel of Ancient Rome | Steven Saylor

    Catilina’s Riddle: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Scott Harrison
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    The year is 63 BC, and Gordianus the Finder unexpectedly achieves the dream of every Roman: owning a farm in the Etruscan countryside. Vowing to leave behind the corruption of Rome, he abandons the city, taking his family with him. This bucolic life, however, is disrupted by the machinations and murderous plots of two politicians.

    Caustic voice of narrator

    I have read or listened to almost all of Steven Saylor's books with great relish. The author has an excellent grasp of Roman culture and his character..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 17 2013 by Shirlene (Chico, CA, United States)
  • 8
    The Venus Throw: A Novel of Ancient Rome, Book 6 | Steven Saylor

    The Venus Throw: A Novel of Ancient Rome, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Scott Harrison
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    Rome, 56 BC. The great general Pompey has conquered the East; Julius Caesar is defeating the Gauls; only Egypt, with its strategic granaries and vast treasuries of gold, still eludes the grasp of Rome. The city itself is becoming ever more corrupt, as the last generation of the Roman Republic indulges in political backstabbing, endless lawsuits, scandalous love affairs, and the occasional murder.

    Keeps getting better

    I continued the Rosa sub Rosa series a little guarded after disappointment in Saylor's first book. This chapter of Gordiamous' life however was by fa..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 05 2016 by LoTech Junkie (Atlanta Metro Area)
  • 9
    A Murder on the Appian Way: A Mystery of Ancient Rome | Steven Saylor

    A Murder on the Appian Way: A Mystery of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Scott Harrison
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    Ancient Rome has been in a state of turmoil as the rival gangs of Publius Clodius, a high-born, populist politician, and his arch-enemy, Titus Milo, have fought to control the consular elections. When Clodius is murdered on the famed Appian Way and Milo is accused of the crime, the city explodes with riots and arson, and even the near sacrosanct Senate House is burned to the ground.

    Great book, bad reader

    I love Steven Saylor's books, I have read them all. So I was delighted to see this audio book in the Audible collection.

    Unfortunately, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 10 2009 by Edward G. Mitchell (Richmond, VT USA)
  • 10
    Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome | Steven Saylor

    Rubicon: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    As Caesar marches on Rome and panic erupts in the city, Gordianus the Finder discovers, in his own home, the body of Pompey’s favorite cousin. Before fleeing the city, Pompey exacts a terrible bargain from the finder of secrets: to unearth the killer or sacrifice his own son-in-law to service in Pompey’s legions - and certain death. Amid the city’s sordid underbelly, Gordianus learns that the murdered man was a dangerous spy. Now, as he follows a trail of intrigue, betrayal, and ferocious battles on land and sea, the Finder is caught between the chaos of war and the terrible truth he must finally reveal.

    May You Live in Interesting Times

    The first five novels in Stephen Saylor’s “Roma Sub Rosa” saga span almost 30 years, from when Gordianus the Finder met Cicero the Advocate (“Roman Bl..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 25 2014 by Carol (Massachusetts)
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    Last Seen in Massilia: Roma Sub Rosa Series, Book 8 | Steven Saylor

    Last Seen in Massilia: Roma Sub Rosa Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    In 49 BC, in the city of Massilia (modern-day Marseille), on the coast of southern Gaul, Gordianus the Finder's beloved son Meto has disappeared - branded as a traitor to Caesar and apparently dead. Consumed with grief, Gordianus arrives in the city amid a raging civil war, hoping to discover what happened to his son. But when he witnesses a young woman fall from a precipice called Sacrifice Rock, he becomes entangled in discovering the truth.

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  • 12
    A Mist of Prophecies | Steven Saylor

    A Mist of Prophecies

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    In the year 48 BC, Rome is in the midst of civil war. As Pompey and Caesar fight for control of the republic, Rome becomes a hotbed of intrigue driven by espionage, greed, and betrayals. A beautiful young seeress staggers across the Roman marketplace and dies in the arms of Gordianus the Finder. Possibly mad and claiming no memory of her past, Cassandra - like her Trojan namesake - was reputed to have the gift of prophecy, a gift many in Rome would pay for handsomely...or kill for

    Not his best

    I love this series but this one I couldn't get into. The story fell flat.

    Reviewed on July 15 2015 by Karen M. Jackson (New Jersey)
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    The Judgment of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome - Roma Sub Rosa, Book 10 | Steven Saylor

    The Judgment of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome - Roma Sub Rosa, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    In 48 BC the Roman generals Caesar and Pompey are engaged ina battle to rule the world. As Pompey plots a reckless stand on the banks ofthe Nile, Gordianus the Finder - who has brought his dying wife, Bethesda, to the Nile seeking a cure from its sacred waters - finds himself suddenly at the heart of a series of treacherous and history-altering events. While Caesar and Cleopatra embark on a legendary romance, Egypt remains ravaged by the brutal contest between the queen and her brother, King Ptolemy.

    Continuity of readers a bit irksome

    I'd prefer to keep one reader throughout the series. The change to this gentleman's Germanic(?) accent was jarring. Otherwise a fine without to by Say..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 28 2015 by Christopher ()
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    The Triumph of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome | Steven Saylor

    The Triumph of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
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    The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion - Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome's legions), and for the first time in many years Julius Caesar has returned to Rome itself. Appointed by the Senate as dictator, the city abounds with rumors asserting that Caesar wishes to be made king - the first such that Rome has had in centuries. And that not all of his opposition has been crushed.

    Finally a reader I can listen to

    I have read all Saylor's "Roma Sub Rosa" books and at first was happy to find them in audio. However, I found myself unable to listen to the..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2010 by Carol (Massachusetts)