• Casca the Eternal Mercenary

  • Casca Series, Book 1
  • By: Barry Sadler
  • Narrated by: Gene Engene
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (500 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

This is audiobook number one in the Casca Series.

When they flew Casey into the hospital at Nha Trang, the medics were sure he would die. That he didn't was only the first surprise. The second, and bigger one, was that Casey had been fighting for 2,000 years, ever since that day on Golgotha when he thrust his lance into the side of the man on the cross. "Soldier, you are content with what you are. Then that you shall remain until we meet again." Thus does Casca's journey begin, a man who cannot die, does not age, and knows no skills but those of battle.

©1979 Barry Sadler (P)2002 Books in Motion

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An interesting story for every Soldier to read.

Where does Casca rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

a solid 9 out of 10

Who was your favorite character and why?

Casca: The eternal mercenary's life dichotomy of valiant servant to empire while maintaining a "Howard Roark egotist" type personality parallel the personality of many Soldiers I know, especially the one I watch shave each morning.

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Can't stop listening

This is as much fun as it is improbable. Based on the legend of Longinus, the author blends Ben Hur and the best of that ilk into a great adventure tale. I am truly addicted to the series.

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forgotten favorite

discovered Casca books back in the 80s. forgotten about them after Saddler died. forgotten how good the stories are

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Historical fiction at it's best !

I sometimes read pure history books but also enjoy a good scifi/fantasy book on occasion. This one gave me a dash of both and I enjoyed Sadler's writing style and development of both the character and the story.

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A fascinating listen.

Narrator Gene Engene brings the story to life like a well told fireside tale. The story has it's slow moments but is wrapped up very well in my humble opinion. Yes, I will be buying & enjoying more of the series. Recommended.

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Casca! Sadler never fails to entertain!

"Casca: The Eternal Mercenary" is riveting, exciting and sexy as hell. Sadler brings "The Walker" to life with his easy conversational style. It's like sitting at the bar and listening to the "Old Guard" tell war stories.

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Awesome Book

I read this years ago but listening is more rewarding. This is such a fantastic story and a must listen. Barry was such a historian and integrates actual events into his story... love it

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Grabs your Attention

This book captures your imagination through The years of history As described by a mercenary who's condemned to walk the Earth. The narrator was awesome And keeps you engaged through slightly different changes in voice texture while reading the different parts.

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Live Long and .....

Casca is an old favorite but first time enjoying the Audible version, thank you. I am a Marine, retired for 20 yrs, and feel I understand both more and less of his troubles. My wife has a degrees in Religious Study and as lent me some insight, not intentional, into the roman soldier's actual assist in Jesus' death on the cross. Originally I assumed the story of Casca was sympathetic to the hero and to my concept of Jesus but that is not really true. Both suffer in the telling of Casca's "curse". Jesus' punishment of Casca's attempt to relieve a fellow human of immense suffering is inconsistent with EVERY image of the idea of Jesus and the very reason he was on the cross. Casca's contribution to Jesus' predestinted demise was not entirely for the benefit of the son of god's painless passing. Speeding Jesus on his way was also practical and self serving, of course. Additionally, Jesus was an unknown quantity. Casca was NOT coming to the aid of the first coming but was doing as he knew he would want any man to do for him. Any MAN, as a god would certainly not need to be saved! How did I get here? I enjoyed the audiobook version as much as I did the text version. Just differently!

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Eternal Soldier, Eternal Story

My brother introduced me to Casca in 1982 and I’ll never forgive him. It lead me on a lifelong journey of torment that had me visiting the book store every week to see if a new book had come out just so I could read the book in a day and rereading the old books again. Now, almost 30 years later, the journey begins again as I listen to book one, a kid once again, and relive the excitement I felt back then. Thank you Barry for bringing Casca into the life of an impressionable boy and thank you brother for lending me your first copy of Casca.