Warrior of Rome
Books in series8
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(4.0 based on 310 ratings)
  • 1

    Fire in the East: Warrior of Rome, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    A.D. 255. The Roman imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power, a man whose very name means war: a man called Ballista. So unfolds an epic drama - a story of empire, heroes, treachery, courage, and most of all, of brutal, bloody warfare.

    Jean says: "Book started a bit slow"
    Book started a bit slow

    Harry Sidebottom is a fellow in ancient history at Oxford. His expertise shines though this book of historical fiction. The book is set for the most..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 08 2014 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
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    Fire in the East - Warrior of Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (30)

    The far-flung and isolated citadel of Arete faces out across the wasteland, awaiting the inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences of this lonely city; one man to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power; a man whose name itself means war, a man called Ballista.

    John says: "Maps and appendix please"
    Maps and appendix please

    This book apparently contains a helpful appendix supplementing the characters, history, with maps. This is not the only audio book that would be enh..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2009 by John (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)
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    The Caspian Gates

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
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    (11)
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    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    AD262 - the Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Furthermore, Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the North. The barbaric Goth tribes sail towards Ephesus, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them.

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  • 2

    King of Kings: Warrior of Rome, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    In A.D. 256, the specter of treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire. The sparks of Christian fervor have spread through the empire like wildfire, and the imperium is alive with the machinations of dangerous and powerful men. All the while, Sassanid forces press forward relentlessly along the eastern frontier. The battle-bloodied General Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete only to find that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive.

    Bonnie says: "Historical novel buff's dream"
    Historical novel buff's dream

    I was out of state and on vacation, my friend knew I love historical novels. He didn't have book one but this one can stand alone. I pretty much liste..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2013 by Bonnie (Bellmore, NY, United States)
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    King of Kings

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire and sparks of Christian fervour have spread through the empire like wildfire. The battle-bloodied general Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete only to find that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive.

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    The Wolves of the North

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
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    AD 263 - the Roman Empire is in turmoil, with violent uprising threatening the balance of power. Ballista undertakes his most treacherous journey yet in a covert attempt to turn the barbarians against each other. He must face the Heruli - the Wolves of the North - the most brutal tribe of them all. But is it possible that the greatest threat may come from within Ballista’s own familia?

    Euan Thomson says: "More of the same"
    More of the same

    I have enjoyed all of the Warrior Of Rome books and alway7s look forward to the next one. This was simply "the next one".

    Reviewed on March 04 2013 by Euan Thomson (Wellington New Zealand)
  • 3

    Lion of the Sun: Warrior of Rome, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly like the desert sun as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, king of kings. Ballista looks on helplessly but vows under his breath to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery.

    Bonnie says: "War is UGLY"
    War is UGLY

    Never read the print version and most likely wouldn't

    Reviewed on January 17 2013 by Bonnie (Bellmore, NY, United States)
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    Lion of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    AD 260 - Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, the Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. Ballista looks on helplessly, but vows to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery. First he must decide what price he will pay for his own freedom. Only the fearless and those whom the gods will spare from hell can now save the empire from a catastrophic ending. Ballista, the Warrior of Rome, faces his greatest challenge yet.

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