Emperor
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 819 ratings)
  • 1
    EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged) | Conn Iggulden

    EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (137)
    Story
    (135)

    On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.

    thin characterizations, focus on fights and battle

    Colleen Mcculough's Rome series is way more 3 dimensional. It is at the same time more enjoyable as fiction and more historically accurate. This boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2012 by jessica (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States)
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    The Gates of Rome | Conn Iggulden

    The Gates of Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (81)

    From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the betrayals that almost tore it apart, the Emperor novels tell the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. The Gates of Romeintroduces an ambitious young man facing his first great test. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core.

    Best of Genre

    This audio is one of the best historical fiction books I have ever read or listened to. It has the best of what the historical fiction genre should be..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2012 by Kimberly (Pinole, CA, United States)
  • 2
    EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged) | Conn Iggulden

    EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (205)
    Performance
    (163)
    Story
    (166)

    Abandoned after months of captivity, Julius Caesar gathers recruits that he will forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors. But soon a new crisis threatens: a gladiator named Spartacus.

    Very Bad History

    This is a good story the only problem is that the history is so bad it makes the book annoying. If you know nothing of Roman history the story is ver..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 16 2014 by Louis Oddo (Alexandria, VA United States)
  • 3
    EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged) | Conn Iggulden

    EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Paul Blake
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    Julius Caesar has taken his legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes. But as his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his friendship with Marcus Brutus, brother-in-arms and fellow warrior. Although the conquest of Gaul has made Caesar a hero all over again, his victories on the battlefield cause still more rivalries at home. And ultimately Caesar and Brutus will have to choose whether to cross the Rubicon - together or singly - and to take the fight to Rome itself.

    How To Ruin a Good Story

    The narrator.

    Reviewed on January 09 2013 by Danny (Burnie, Australia)
  • 4
    EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged) | Conn Iggulden

    EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Paul Blake
    Overall
    (137)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
    (112)

    The fourth volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar - an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal.

    Interesting novel series. Bad bad Audible service!

    The book is involving, just as other books in the Emperor Series. The reader's performance is good. However, I do agree with some reviewers that his p..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 19 2013 by Konrad (Laurel, MD, United States)
  • 5
    EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged) | Conn Iggulden

    EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Michael Healy
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody... Rome's great hero has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar's adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar. Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution and avenge his father's death.

    Terrible narrator made me wince

    I'd recommend it to anyone who had read the previous books, or anyone wanting to jump in (as the death of Caesar makes a good starting point). However..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 07 2013 by Fredrik Pettersen (Florida, United States)