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INVADER

Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Roman Britain, AD 44. General Plautius' hard-won defeat of Caratacus should have brought peace. But though the land is conquered, it is far from tamed. A puppet king is doing little to calm the hatred of the tribes and bring them under Roman rule.

Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus' blood. His Celtic ancestry is mocked by his fellow soldiers, but it gives him the toughness essential for survival. His Centurion, though, is a very different kind of soldier - one who seems to care more about paperwork than leading his men into battle.

Sent on a thankless mission deep in hostile territory, in the knowledge that to fail will bring the end of his military career, Figulus finds his courage - and that of his men - tested to the very limit. And, more than anyone, Figulus understands the Celtic mind. He knows that, even utterly crushed in battle, their warriors routed and the Druids driven from their hill forts, the tribesmen of Britannia will sooner die than surrender.

©2016 Simon Scarrow (P)2016 Headline Digital

Critic Reviews

"I really don't need this kind of competition.... It's a great read." (Bernard Cornwell)
"Blends together historical facts and characters to create a book that simply cannot be put down.... Highly recommended." ( Historical Novels Review)
"A fast-moving and exceptionally well-paced historical thriller." ( BBC History Magazine)

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  • CT
  • 08-20-16

Excellent

I have listened to all of the Eagles series and was pleased to find another to keep me going.
All link together to entertain.

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  • A. Arthur
  • 02-20-16

Entertaining and enjoyable

A great yarn, with many twists and turns as it plays out. Perhaps predictable in the accepted genre, but we buy it to enjoy, and this is enjoyable in the extreme. The character of Figulus does develop during the story highlighting the tensions of an optio being directed by situations and forces outside of himself to a more commanding role.

Apart from the story itself, the narrator, Jonathan Keeble, delivers yet another amazing performance, moving the characters forward in his inimitable style. Battle descriptions seem to be his forte and he relishes the action, blood and gore of this bygone age. Does one detect a still remaining shadow from Uhtred of Bebbanburg?

A great production, highly recommended.

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  • Sean
  • 06-29-16

Bit samey

Same story , same setting but without Cato and Macro.
Pity to dump established characters which help enliven a tired theme

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  • James
  • 04-18-16

Great

It was very great audio - if you read Cato & Macro then this for you.

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  • Paul Duncan
  • 06-26-19

hmm

Good storyline although I touch difficult to swallow as the main character seems to have defeated the Britons single handedly..but a nice listen never the less.

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  • Roy H.
  • 03-15-19

Gripping

Fantastic had me gripped from Start to Finish Hard to press the Stop button as well.

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  • Mr Bill Dunn
  • 07-11-18

New characters to enjoy!

Enjoyed the book thoroughly, I'm a big fan of the eagle series with Cato and Macro, so this new character will suit me just right, carry on Simon.

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Bateman
  • 05-31-18

spinoff

figulus isn't as strong willed as I think he was in the eagle series. this is a good book but not up to scarrow eagle series, and I found parts repetitive.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-17

quite entertaining and historically interesting

easy to follow with lots of action good story line and historically fascinating recommended for any one who likes historical fiction

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  • Mr. R. Collins
  • 02-06-17

Another good read

I have read everyone of Simons books and this one was just as good as all the others. Well worth either reading or listening too