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  • Die by the Blade

  • By: James Mace
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

The year is 77 AD. On the frontier of the Roman Empire, a Dacian man named Verus is captured and enslaved during an imperial raid north of the Danube. He is sent to a rock quarry known as The Pit, as one among thousands of fresh slaves needed to mine marble for Emperor Vespasian's new amphitheater. Funded by spoils taken during the Siege of Jerusalem, the Emperor promises it will be the largest gladiatorial arena ever; his personal gift to the people of Rome. Requiring years of herculean labor and millions of cubic feet in stone, Vespasian's son, Titus, worries if his father will live.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Confusing cast of characters but great performance

  • By pjsvoice on 12-14-18

Great story and action

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-18

having read another of Jame's books I was looking forward to listen to this one and I wasn't disappointed. The story of the main character was interesting,whilst the action quick and intense. The narration is done well with distinctive voices for the different characters. I really enjoy historic fiction such as this and I look forward to reading/listening to more of Jame's books in the future.


Please note that I was provided with a copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Lucifer's Nebula

  • Lucifer's Star, Book 2
  • By: C. T. Phipps, Michael Suttkus
  • Narrated by: Eric Burns
  • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Captain Cassius Mass can only run so far from his problems and the galaxy isn't big enough to hide from those pursuing him. Cassius soon finds himself blackmailed into a mission that will clear him of all charges as well as protect him from future persecution: bring an end to the civil war currently racking the galaxy. Accompanied by a new set of untrustworthy allies, the crew of the Melampus, and the A.I duplicate of his dead wife - Cassius needs to figure out how to not only deal with his target but also his employers. Because the entire universe is at stake.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Universe survives but with funny bad decisions!

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 08-31-18

Great action Sci-Fi

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This has been a great series that I found it difficult to put down at times. The story was full of twists, lies, sex and action all put together with a nice dollop of dry humor. The narrator does a great job of bringing the characters alive with distinctive voices.

I believe that this is a two book series but I plan to look up other books from the author.

Please note that I was provided with a free copy of this audiobook to provide a non-biased review

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Opposition Shift

  • Beautiful Resistance, Book 2
  • By: Sarah Stone, Sean-Michael Argo
  • Narrated by: Persephone Rose
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 6

High-tech mercenaries find themselves pitted against free-running revolutionaries as global corporate warfare becomes centered around a struggling island nation and the freedom fighters defending their home. The streets of the city are full of gun smoke, and the wires of cyberspace hum with digital violence as opposing forces struggle over wealth, freedom, and the very soul of the islands in this grim futuristic thriller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sci-Fi action thriller

  • By MR on 09-11-18

Great Sci-Fi action thriller

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-18

This latest in the series carries on the story really well and left me wanting more, I do not want to give away any spoilers so will not go into it. There were plenty of twists and turns keeping you wondering what will happen next, there is less action than the first book but that does not detract from the enjoyment.

As usual Persephone does a great job of bringing the characters to life, providing distinctive voices without sounding silly.

I am already looking forward to the next installment of this series. Please note that I was provided with a free copy of this to provide a non-biased review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful