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Wounds of Honour Audiobook

Wounds of Honour: Empire I

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Publisher's Summary

Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire.

Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the wall, and Marcus has to prove he's hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.

©2009 Anthony Riches (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Tony G United States 08-17-16
    Tony G United States 08-17-16

    Give a brother a vote.....lol

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    "NOT BAD FOR SOMETHING I STUMBLED UPON"

    If he had Pebbles narrate this I think we would have a real winning series. Plenty of fast passed action with a good storyline. Worth a listen.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Robert indian Land, sc, United States 09-22-17
    Robert indian Land, sc, United States 09-22-17 Member Since 2013
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    "great historical fiction read!"

    this audiobook have strong character development as well as a good story. The performance was well done and entertaining.

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    Jnilvr 08-04-17
    Jnilvr 08-04-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a voracious consumer of the written, and spoken word. History, philosophy, adventure, not too much romance.

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    "I enjoyed it. I'll read the next one."

    Fans of Roman Legions in Britannia will like this story. Nicely detailed descriptions of battles and the carnage they inflict. It's a well researched and written book. I was warned about the voice of Marcus...eh...top notch voice work though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Harris Sacramento,Ca 06-14-17
    Paul Harris Sacramento,Ca 06-14-17 Member Since 2012

    Amateur historian, agriculturalists, traveler and outdoorsman. Living in Southern Oregon. obliviscatur historiae repetere coactus est, qui

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    "Well researched and a treat for the Roman History fan"

    If you like swords and sandals and well thought out historical fiction...this is a great series

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    jxk 06-09-17
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    "exceptional narrator..."

    also required to write a 15 word review however I think I stated already exceptional narrator

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    maureen 05-28-17
    maureen 05-28-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story but ..."

    Here's the thing. I love books about the Roman empire and this is a pretty good one. I just wish I had read it in book form. The narrator sounds like an older man and the hero is only 19 years old. The voice of the main character was just wrong to my ear and it ruined the story for me. If, like me the narrator is important to you I suggest listening to the sample clip before you spend your credit.

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    "Fantastic...."

    Excellent story line, brilliant narration and damn realistic!!! Truly worth listening to as it brings the last years of the second century Roman world to life.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Brooke E. Lane
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    "Roman adventure comes alive"

    An excellent yarn. The battle scenes had realism and authenticity. Performance well done. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more.

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  • Steve56
    5/20/15
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    "Superb listening."

    Loved it enjoyed every minute wishing it not to end. I cannot recommend this book enough.

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  • Jack Russell s in France
    5/20/15
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    "Good story"
    Where does Wounds of Honour rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not the best but I have listened to a lot worse. Nice to be in the roman legions era, made a good change from the detective stories I often listen toot


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wounds of Honour?

    The battle scenes one was there in the midst of the blood and glory, per haps not for the very screemish


    Have you listened to any of Saul Reichlin’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    don't know as the first book I have listened too


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

    neither


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L
    London, United Kingdom
    5/9/15
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    "Great start"

    Really pleased this has finally been put on audible. Fantastic series and brilliant to be able to listen to it from the beginning at last!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Judith
    MELLIEHA, Malta
    8/14/16
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    "A Stonking Good Read"

    I was recommended this as a great Roman Army story, with accurate Roman Army details and it was. The reader Saul Reichlin did good voices and kept them to the characters. Exciting to the end and there others in the series!

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  • S Robinson
    West Midlands, UK
    7/13/16
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    "A good start. Compelled to "read" on..."

    This is my kind of book. Story line good. Very well written, with a good balance between detail and story line. I'm looking forward to continuing with the series.

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  • Etienne-Paul
    4/6/16
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    "Richard Sharpe in Rome..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Narrator is excellent, story is compelling, if a little predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    For anyone who has read and appreciated Bernard Cornwalls Sharpe series, then this should be for you. This is basically a more educated Richard Sharpe running around ancient Roman Britain.

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  • Rene
    2/10/16
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    "Looks Like I'm In for the Long Haul"

    I generally love historical fiction and this didn't disappoint.
    Great story with even better narration... Saul is amazing.
    I feel like I'm in for the long haul with this series.

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  • Alex
    12/1/15
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    "good listen"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wounds of Honour to be better than the print version?

    personally for me yes, working outside on a farm doing repetitive jobs its brilliant to escape


    Any additional comments?

    foolishly bought this randomly without properly checking it out, didn't realize that it was only vol 1 of a series of books!
    Thankfully after the first couple of chapters I was engrossed and glad to know it isn't a stand alone book.
    Shall help me pass many hours feeling like I am not stuck outside at work in the vineyard

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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