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Invitation to Die

A Flavia Albia Short Story
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Emperor Domitian is hosting a banquet for the senators in honour of fallen soldiers, and it's an invitation Aelianus and Justinus Camillus dare not refuse. 

On arrival, they enter a black-painted room furnished with couches resembling those found in mausoleums, complete with a tombstone bearing each of the senators' names. As the evening progresses the brothers conclude that Domitian has finally turned against them for their uncle's part in a plot to oust his father and start to wonder if they'll ever see the light of day again.... 

©2019 Lindsey Davis (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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  • Janis
  • Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • 03-24-19

Very satisfying!

Davis reasserts her ability as a story teller. Can we look forward to more stories like this?

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  • eb
  • 04-21-19

Hope this is a new series

really loved this story.

good characters ... more about the Helena's brothers please.

very absorbing, humorous...more please

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  • DAVEP
  • 09-01-19

love this book

Good short story suitable for the beach on a hot sunny day. easy listening for me

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  • JP
  • 08-29-19

Disappointed

A piece full of flowery descriptions, but lacking a story. Instead, a real life event told from the perspectives of the Camilli. Despite being described as a Flavia Albia short story, somewhat predictably she doesn’t actually appear at all.

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  • Shez from England
  • 04-13-19

disap0inting

love the flavia and didius falco books but this was sad it has no point no story

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-02-19

Masterful Short story of impact of Domitian

I am a Fan of Falco and Flavia so naturally enjoyed short story that involving Helena , Aurelius, Justinus and Claudia.

The background is Domintian’s “Triumph “ and the way he wants to intimidate the Senate with a theatrical dinner.

The author has managed to bring alive the the fear and humour of the situation.
The narrator spoke clearly and gave a great performance
thoroughly recommended.

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  • annoyed
  • 03-20-19

Domitian J. Trump!

A perfect allegory of the Trump Whitehouse. Normalcy will eventually overcome tyranny. Cross fingers every one.

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