Flavia Albia
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  • 1
    The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation | Lindsey Davis

    The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lucy Brown
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    Falco: the new generation - Introducing Flavia Albia.Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome.A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities.

    Are women really that stupid?

    The lead character is dumb. She couldn't think her way out of a paper bag. The climax of the story made no sense. I have read some of this authors ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 13 2014 by Joan (saskatoon, sk, Canada)
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    The Ides of April | Lindsey Davis

    The Ides of April

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lucy Brown
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    Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mother, she learned how to blend in at all levels of society; from her father, she learned the tricks of their mutual professional trade. But her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers alone. Now, working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father’s old ramshackle digs at Fountain Court in the Surbura district, where she plies her trade with energy, determination, and the usual Falco luck.

    Prefer dead old dad

    I purchased this as I love the Falco stories. Sadly, this lacks the humor. Perhaps it's because Falco is such a clearly drawn "character" (in more wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 09 2013 by readqueen (Indianapolis, IN)
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    Enemies at Home: Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 2 | Lindsey Davis

    Enemies at Home: Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 2

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lucy Brown
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    From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the second novel in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: Young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator.

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    Enemies at Home: The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 2 | Lindsey Davis

    Enemies at Home: The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lucy Brown
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    In ancient Rome, the number of slaves was far greater than that of free citizens. As a result, often the people Romans feared most were the "enemies at home," the slaves under their own roofs. Because of this, Roman law decreed that if the head of a household was murdered at home, and the culprit wasn't quickly discovered, his slaves - all of them, guilty or not - were presumed responsible and were put to death...without exception.

    good book

    while I l found this well written and plotted found it a bit long.

    Reviewed on February 15 2017 by dgls ()
  • 2.5
    The Spook Who Spoke Again: A Flavia Albia Short Story | Lindsey Davis

    The Spook Who Spoke Again: A Flavia Albia Short Story

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    Marcus Didius Alexander Postumus is a special boy. He is 12 or perhaps 11. He has two mothers and various possible fathers, so he worries who will take care of him. He is self-confident yet vulnerable, intelligent yet sinister. He knows not many people like him. When his birth mother, Thalia the snake-dancer, takes him to live with her troupe of exotic performers, Postumus sees it as useful experience even though it involves him mucking out menagerie cages. No one anticipates how much havoc he will wreak.

    Entertaining listen. Adequate story. Enjoyable narrator.
    Reviewed on April 07 2015 by Derek Partridge (new england)
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    Deadly Election: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 3) | Lindsey Davis

    Deadly Election: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 3)

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
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    From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine, Flavia Albia, in her third novel.In the blazing July heat of imperial Rome, Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse. It has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end. The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, the friend she sadly knows to be the last chaste man in Rome.

    Lindsey Davis back on top form

    As Falco fans, it's taken a while to bond with Flavia Albia. This is the first audio book we've listened to. Hearing Flavia's "voice " has made her re..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 11 2015 by njilla ()
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    Deadly Election: The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 3 | Lindsey Davis

    Deadly Election: The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 3

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
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    In the first century AD, during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So in July she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, who is now retired as private informer, has taken up her father's former profession, and it's time to get back to work. The first order of business, however, is the corpse found in a chest sent as part of a large lot to be sold by the Falco family auction house.

    To many characters
    Reviewed on January 18 2017 by David (United States)
  • 4
    The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 4) | Lindsey Davis

    The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 4)

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Sarah Feathers
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    From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her fourth novel. Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But his new job as a building contractor runs into a problem: At the Garden of the Hesperides a barmaid went missing years before; now the workmen start unearthing her bones. Albia takes on the task of finding out what happened.

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    The Graveyard of the Hesperides: The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 4 | Lindsey Davis

    The Graveyard of the Hesperides: The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 4

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    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Sarah Feathers
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    Rome, August AD 89. Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases - cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till - but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together.

    Horrible narration

    This is the 4th Flavia Albia book, and we're on the 3rd narrator. I liked Lucy Brown. The second one was fine. I thought they both created a voice for..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2016 by Bridget ()
  • 5

    The Third Nero: Flavia Albia, Book 5 (Falco: The New Generation)

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    • By Lindsey Davis
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    Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her new husband may be permanently disabled and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst she is obliged to accept their commission. The plot could not be bigger. Ever since he died in AD 68, apparently by his own hand, Rome has been haunted by reports that the Emperor Nero is in fact very much alive and about to return to claim his throne.

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