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Publisher's Summary

Invictus is a gripping, authentic and exciting audiobook of the Roman army from best-selling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.

It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world. Two battle-scarred veterans of this army, Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro, have survived years of campaigning in Britannia and have been recalled to Rome.

Their time in the teeming, dangerously political city is short, and soon they are travelling with the Praetorian Guard to Spain, a restless colony where simmering tension in the face of Roman rule is aggravated by bitter rivalry amongst the natives. The challenges that face two old friends and their comrades in arms are unlike any they have seen before - in a land that declares itself unconquerable.

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  • Rollin
  • Cholula, Mexico
  • 01-10-17

Outstanding Roman military adventure

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

I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone interested in Roman military history and adventure fiction,

Have you listened to any of Jonathan Keeble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I am a great fan of Jonathan Keeble. He is a very talented narrator, maintaining an agreeable and steady voice throughout, as well as performing different voices credibly.

Any additional comments?

Having read many of Scarrow's novels, I must say this is one of the best.

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Great story

I love this book just like all the rest of the series i would say it was A lot more predictable than others but that could be i have read or listen to most of the authors book i have gotten use to his style still one of my favorite authors.

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  • Simon
  • 11-10-17

Cato- How much more can one man take?

Having completed three books dragging our heroes through the snow, rain and ice of our own British Isles Scarrow returns them to sunnier climes. But there's no warm reception for them in Rome and this author seems intent on tearing poor Cato apart piece by bloody piece. He gets a battering in almost every imaginable way in this one and there are signs of a newer Cato emerging as a result. Possibly even one we won't actually like quite so much . . . Macro on the other hand is as redoubtable and unbending as ever.

I thought that after the fabulous mini-series of three books in Britannia that this one might be a little bit of a breather in some ways but no our two heroes are beset on all sides and come up against an old adversary or two from their earlier days. Most of these books can be taken stand-alone but for reasons like this taking them in order adds significantly to the experience.

Simply put, another fine episode in a fabulous series brought to life by one of the best narrators in the business ending with a great setup for the next book.

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  • Toby
  • 11-29-16

Best Scarrow yet

Still enjoyable, witty and gripping but with new plot and character complexity and an outstanding performance by Jonathan Keeble who brings an extraordinary James Mason back from the dead cameo for the surgeon. Great stuff.

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  • CT
  • 11-26-16

moral dilemma<br />

I have listened to the whole series and loved them. This is again an excellent story.. but ... I struggle to support the Romans cause.
Good soldiers manipulated by politicians. Does it sound familiar?
Cat's conscience is troubling him.

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  • BOB
  • 11-25-16

Invictus

Since I've lost my fight I find audible books superb... This book along with all Simon Scarrow books second to none. Would recommend 100%

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 04-19-18

poor cato

if you've read my reviews of other books by Simon scarrow you will see I am a huge fan and all of the eagle series are 5* ,but the treatment of our hero in the first few chapters is unkind. nevertheless the story is great and another great read. my first read of this one as I've read all the others at least twice. next please......

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  • Cai Maxwell
  • 03-19-18

Absolutely love this series.

Full of action, politics and always an all engrossing story, Simon Scarrow's series is top notch!

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  • Sean
  • 03-12-18

Another reliable tale

I'd missed this one in the series so maybe it didn't have the progressive element for me but was nonetheless a good tale from an author you can rely on as long as it's about Rome

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-24-17

Invictus

A great yarn in the further adventures of Cato & Macro. In line with historical documents of that time,including all the plots & subplots of Roman politics. We should use this as a warning of how corrupt politics can be.

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  • Wynn
  • 09-04-17

Always been a fan of the series

What made the experience of listening to Invictus the most enjoyable?

Apart from the usual good writing style of Mr Scarrow, it had to the narrator, Jonathan Keeble, he gives the story life, especially the historical fiction.

What does Jonathan Keeble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Excellent narrator, one of the best I have heard.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-13-17

spoilers

would like to have finished up the julia story line. feel there is much more to it and when cato finds out the real truth heads will roll. e.g the character of Julia would not have had an affair and esp not with that "fop".

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  • M
  • 12-04-16

Fantastic

Just like Scarrow's other books - brilliant. When is the next one due out?