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The Blood Crows Audiobook

The Blood Crows: Eagles of the Empire, Book 12

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Publisher's Summary

If you don't know Simon Scarrow, you don't know Rome!

The Blood Crows is the enthralling twelfth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. A must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell.

Britannia, AD 51. For nearly a decade, the Roman Empire has fought to assert its hold over Britannia. But relentless opposition from native tribes led by the fanatical King Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are dispatched from Rome to aid the campaign. Placed in command of an outpost in the remote western mountains, they face a challenge even more deadly than the unremitting attacks of barbarian forces.

For they must wrench control of the fort from Centurion Quertus, a man who wages a savage personal war and inspires a loyalty in his men above their bond with Rome. With dangerous enemies on both sides, Cato and Macro face the fight of their lives to bring peace to the most perilous frontier in Europe.

©2013 Simon Scarrow (P)2013 Headline Publishing Group Ltd.

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  • Simon
    Somewhere between a pair of headphones.
    10/12/17
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    "Macro Economics Means No Diminishing Returns!"

    Being honest I was a little concerned after reading the previous book in the series that it was heading on a downward path and getting bogged down somewhat. I'm a daft old bugger though because this is Macro, Cato, Scarrow and Keeble, one of the best combinations on Audible.

    If I was right to have a few doubts then they were totally blown away by The Blood Crows. It's full of action and adventure and builds intelligently on the earlier books set in Britain. Jonathan Keeble brings it all to life as only he can and all is right again in the world. This may even be my favourite Macro and Cato adventure yet.

    Macro and Cato - The Eagles of the Empire - quite simply one of the best long-running historical series I have come across. Long may they continue!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David
    4/21/15
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    "Macro & Cato at their Best!"
    Where does The Blood Crows rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    AS far as historical novels go this is the best I have listened to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the depth within Cato's character. He is ruthless but shows some empathy to the people he is often forced to kill


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

    The battle scenes are really brought to life with the speed change in the narrators voice


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    Having read a lot of Simon Scarrow's work I was already a fan , but listening to the story rather than reading gave it a third dimension.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Somerset UK
    1/30/15
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    "It's been a long "Bromance"!"

    This is a long series of stories. We've trudged across the Empire with Cato and Macro. I felt that the previous couple of books were a bit formulaic, and I was unsure whether to continue with this one. Glad I did. I think I mainly buy these books for the action. There's plenty of top quality blood and guts in this episode.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lee Wilkinson
    7/7/14
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    "Cato & macro in trouble again"
    If you could sum up The Blood Crows in three words, what would they be?

    Great story performance


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blood Crows?

    The young man who had been impaled by the side of road


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favourite?

    Macro


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United Kingdom
    7/7/14
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    "gripping"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Blood Crows to be better than the print version?

    Having not read the book I cannot comment, I do intend to add it to my Kindle library for my holiday


    What did you like best about this story?

    The action packed story line you feel you could be over looking the scenes


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

    As I said not read the book but the way Jonathan Keeble changes the the pitch on his voice and accents add to the overall enjoyment of the book


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No paticular part as I enjoyed the whole book


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the good partnership between author and reader

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • No agenda
    paisley, scotland
    1/23/14
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    "Macro & Cato are in trouble again"
    What made the experience of listening to The Blood Crows the most enjoyable?

    It is the edge of the seat drama that Mr Scarrow does very well with these characters, seamlessly inserting them into historical events like Sharpe and Harper


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It is typical of this type of drama, no author kills off their central characters, despite the peril that they are placed in


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

    He is excellent at adding the requisite atmosphere to the novel, I certainly would recommend this production because of this. I look forward to future recordings of his.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It was but unfortunately work kept getting in the way


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a huge fan of this author and am looking to his next publication

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bibliophile
    Cumbria
    12/2/13
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    "Cato & Macro ride again!"

    Another very bloody Cato and Macro novel, set in a part of Britain where Roman rule is tenuous, and the "Roman" troops are themselves from fairly barbaric tribes.
    The two think they have jumped out of the frying pan that their service to the Imperial secretary and freedman, Narcissus, has tied them in for the last few years. Back to military service they find that the frying pan sat on a rather dangerous fire.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maks
    10/2/17
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    "I need more . . ."

    This series just goes from strength to strength. A series of adventures without ever being rushed or cramped. Cato's promotion is believable but held in check by his relationship with Macro. Must get the next installment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benny butthead
    8/26/17
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    "Cato was an anoying pussy in this one. "

    nice to have keeble back, I don't know why you idiots keep changing narrator. you obviously don't give a toss about the listeners.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    4/14/17
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    "Fantastic"

    I Really loved this book. Listened to it over a week enjoyed it that much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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