Imperium
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  • 1
    Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome | Robert Harris

    Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1807)
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    (1083)
    Story
    (1088)

    When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel his master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history.

    Great Naration, Great Book

    This book got me started on my Ancient Rome kick! It made me so interested in ancient Rome, and the political environment during the era of Caesar, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2007 by Karen (San Diego, CA, USA)
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    Imperium | Robert Harris

    Imperium

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.

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  • 2
    Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome | Robert Harris

    Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (974)
    Performance
    (561)
    Story
    (557)

    On the eve of Marcus Cicero's inauguration as consul of Rome, the grisly death of a boy sends ripples of fear through a city already wracked by civil unrest, crime, and debauchery of every kind. Felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, the young slave appears to have been offered as a human sacrifice, forbidden as an abomination in the Roman Republic. For Cicero, the ill forebodings of this hideous murder only increase his frustrations and the dangers he already faces as Rome's leader.

    Enjoyable Read

    Having listened to Imperium, I hoped for a similar tone and pace and was not disappointed. The political intrigue was brilliantly described, and the p..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 29 2010 by David (Austin, TX, USA)
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    Lustrum | Robert Harris

    Lustrum

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    (7)
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    (6)
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    (6)

    Rome, 63 BC. 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, Clodius 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.

    Interesting for History Lovers

    Interesting, serious, historical

    Reviewed on December 17 2015 by D. Landau (Toronto, Canada)
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    Dictator: A Novel | Robert Harris

    Dictator: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (346)
    Performance
    (317)
    Story
    (316)

    At the age of 48, Cicero - the greatest orator of his time - is in exile, separated from his wife and children, tormented by his sense of failure, his great power sacrificed on the altar of his principles. And yet, in the words of one of his most famous aphorisms, "While there is life, there is hope." By promising to support Caesar - his political enemy - he is granted return to Rome. There, he fights his way back to prominence....

    Rerecord with Simon Jones

    Long awaited end of spectacular trilogy. A good ending, would have been better with Simon Jones reading. David did a noble job trying to stay true to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 26 2016 by Andre J. ()
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    Dictator | Robert Harris

    Dictator

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    There was a time when Cicero held Caesar’s life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure, and Cicero’s life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and, for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome.

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