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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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  • Paul
  • Saint Cloud, FL, United States
  • 03-27-10

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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  • John
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 01-28-09

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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  • RJ
  • 07-13-18

A great series

loved it...read the book many times...narrator was great...getting another book today...well worth it...good job guys

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Very good.

I am looking forward to the rest in the series. I plan on getting all of them.

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sensationl story line<br />

quite possibly one of the greatest series of books about immortality, incredibly engaging and very well historically thought out

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A great start to the Casca series!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Gene Engene has a great voice for narration and Barry Sadler is an author that can paint a very elaborate and descriptive picture of fight scenes, nature, and old world imagery.

What did you like best about this story?

I hadn't heard of the Casca series until someone mentioned it to me a few weeks ago. After looking the book up I saw there are over 20 books written by Barry Sadler! It's like a Netflix binge, but with a good book series. The story is an interesting take on a man from history not often mentioned and I imagine anyone in Casca's situation would act similar. That is why I liked it so much. It is realistic, and I really got taken to another period of time with this audio book. Great listen and relatively cheap!

Which scene was your favorite?

Casca's faceoff in the gladiator ring with the guy who killed his friend.

If you could rename Casca the Eternal Mercenary, what would you call it?

Casca, Undying Badass!

Any additional comments?

The book is centered around a Roman soldier in 30 something A.D. so it is a little brutal. It also doesn't portray women or other nationalities other than Roman in good lights. It is a historical fiction.

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Great story

I love the premise of this series, the original is the best, the rest are pretty much the same story in different times and places but I love this book and have recommended it many times.

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Great book with an excellent narration

The noise floor is the only minus to this audio book but other than that I am now a fan of the series and definitely of Gene Engene. His skills as a narrator where excellent and I am happy to have given this audio book a listen.

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Hard Boiled, historical fiction.

Completely off par with the ancillary spin off stories of encounters and lifes altered by Jesus Christ. This ain't Ben Hur! What makes this book a guilty pleasure, is its assault on the current filters of Feminism, and Political Correctness. The word craft of this tale, punches one in the gut like gulp of two fingers of Old Crow whisky. Unapologetic Pulp fiction....Mac Bolen meets Conan the Barbarian.