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The Eagle's Prophecy Audiobook

The Eagle's Prophecy: Eagles of the Empire, Book 6

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Publisher's Summary

It is spring 45 AD and Centurions Macro and Cato, dismissed from the Second Legion in Britain, are trapped in Rome, waiting for their involvement in the death of a fellow officer to be investigated. It is then that the imperial secretary, the devious Narcissus, makes them an offer they can't refuse: to rescue an imperial agent who has been captured by pirates operating from the Illyrian coast. With him were scrolls vital to the safety of the Emperor and the future of Rome. However, Narcissus also sends Vitellius, an old enemy of the two centurions. The three officers set out from Ravenna with the imperial fleet but the pirates are forewarned and the Romans pay a heavy price.

Outnumbered by the enemy, surrounded by rumours of treachery, and endangered by Vitellius' desire to redeem him, Centurions Macro and Cato must find the pirate base to avert a disaster that could destroy the Emperor.

©2005 Simon Scarrow (P)2012 Headline Digital

What the Critics Say

"It's Spartacus meets Master and Commander in this rip-roaring, thoroughly entertaining tale of swashbuckling adventure from one of the most exciting writers in historical fiction." (Brisbane News)

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-21-16
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-21-16 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Intrigue, treachery and lots of action"

    This is book six in the series. I have been able to read only episodes one and three as Audible does not carry the other volumes. The year is 45 AD; Centurions Marco and Cato are in Rome awaiting the results of an official investigation of the death of a fellow officer in Britain. Cato may face a death sentence. Imperial Secretary Narcissus sends Marco and Cato on a special mission to rescue an Imperial agent captured by Illyrian pirates and return the Delphic Scrolls the agent was carrying.

    The book is well written, fast paced with lots of action and naval battles as well as land battles. Scarrow features the Roman Navy in this story including its structure of command as well as information about the type of ships used. Our Hero's fight side by side with the Roman Marines and learn techniques to fight aboard ships. Russell Boulter did a good job narrating the story. I wish the publisher's would stay with one narrator throughout the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • daveyates
    7/5/17
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    "Okay but very hammy performance"

    The story is fine, a good adventure romp and a good addition to the Makro and Cato books, but this book sees a change of narrator. The book was played out to impressions of Terry Thomas, Leslie Phillips, Michael Caine, Captain Pugwash, Ernst Blofelt and Quasimodo. It was pretty ridiculous.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Sjb Horth
    6/1/17
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    "Good book spoiled by the reader"

    Another good book in the series but the narrator is just not right which is a shame

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Waterlooville, UK
    10/13/16
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    "I Finally Caved In!"

    About a year ago I said that I was stuck because books 4 and 5 in this series were not available. Sadly at the time of writing that's still the case but I finally caved in. This series is massively fun and despite missing the two books it was excellent to catch up with Macro and Cato once again.

    Things have obviously changed since I last spent time with them but all of the things that were strong previously are still very much in evidence. Simon Scarrow ably demonstrates an excellent knowledge of the time period and this time we are treated to some chariot racing and naval action.

    The humour between the two main characters made me smile, particularly the scene where Cato charges the enemy!

    There is lots of action, no little intrigue and at times a light touch. I won't be leaving it a year before the next one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • David
    6/23/17
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    "Good plot, a great twist & humour too!"

    A great insight to the Roman Navy as our two hero's we're plunged into unfamiliar surroundings. The main characters in the story really took shape and I enjoyed the humour between them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ferdinand
    5/12/17
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    "amazing"

    Mr. Scarrow, please never stop writing this series! I've loved every book I've listened to of yours and am eagerly awaiting the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M R D Marsh
    4/19/17
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    "Why keep changing the narrator!!!!!!!"
    If you could sum up The Eagle's Prophecy in three words, what would they be?

    Unfortunately for me this narrator does not do the characters any good, for me macro is a Liverpudlian and Cato seems completely changed. I still enjoyed the story just that the narration is all wrong. This interpretation of the characters does not follow or fit the characters from book 1. As I say this is my view and has spoilt the listening for me.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Russell Boulter?

    Only if it was a one off and not part of a series which already has started.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It wouldn't happen, the story would be completely changed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Olver
    UK
    3/31/17
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    "Another great episode of Cato & Macro"

    Another fantastic tale with twists and turns only made better by the revealing hints for the bigger series of books. A great listen and another one of the series ticked off!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr mark w kennedy
    city8888
    2/26/17
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    "Gripping"

    One of the best stories in the series. the voice characterisation is superb.
    You will not be disappointed.
    Mark

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tony Starks
    Reading, England
    9/5/16
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    "Story lacking depth"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, but only if they have invested the time to ready the other fives books in the series.


    What was most disappointing about Simon Scarrow’s story?

    Love this series but this one I found lacked depth and was pretty predictable.


    What three words best describe Russell Boulter’s performance?

    just one, excellent.


    Do you think The Eagle's Prophecy needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    part of a series, so this question is not particularly relevant.


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr T C
    12/15/15
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    "Rome's navy"

    As someone who enjoys the land based books from all the big Rome Authors I was sceptical about this book from reading the description. I'm pleased I went for it. The story is full of action and depth and throughout there are turns and twists that make you love and hate the characters within. A recommended read/listen. It's a shame not all Simon Scarrows books are available on Audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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