In this Edgar Award-nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes listeners back to a Rome filled with violence and evil....
Gaius Petrius Ruso is a down-on-his-luck army doctor now living in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire. Soon he's caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes....
When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning....
When Tiro, the confidential secretary (and slave) of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning....
A prequel to his epic Roma Sub Rosa series, The Seven Wonders follows series star Gordianus the Finder as an 18-year-old traveling the Mediterranean to witness the wonders of that fabled age....
The story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic....
The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election....
Birth of the 10th Legion recounts the first campaign ever conducted by Julius Caesar as a commander, when he quells an insurrection in Hispania....
At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball....
It's 1811, and the threat of revolution haunts the upper classes of King George III's England. Then a beautiful young woman is found savagely murdered on the altar steps of an ancient church....
It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army....
Weaving history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries into a spellbinding narrative, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of Rome's first 1,000 years....
Decius Caecilius Metellus is moving up in the world. He's won some money and glory fighting pirates in the Mediterranean and expects a speedy election to the office of praetor.
That all changes when a man he's never seen before publicly accuses him of corruption. Decius and his powerful family of Rome's leading politicians scramble to prepare a defense. However, the day of the trial they are greeted with a strange surprise on the steps of the courthouse: the corpse of the man who made the accusation. Now Decius is up against a much more serious charge of murder. It may cost him his chance to run for office, but not if he can help it.
Roberts once again masterfully sets Decius and his adventures against the background of this famed and crumbling Republic, enriching his story with historical detail and the immortal personalities of the day.
Where does SPQR X: A Point of Law rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
in the tops i love the whole SPQR series
What did you like best about this story?
the mystery and the way he ties actual events into his books
What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
i think he is by far one of the best readers no doubt
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
love the and will get the rest of the series
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
JMR has produced another excellent time piece of historical fiction. John Lee's narration is perfect. listening to this work takes you to a whole other world that is absolutely engrossing.
The cast of characters with Roman names sometimes gets confusing. However the story itself is compelling.
Another fascinating murder mystery set in ancient Rome and this time it is our slightly disreputable sleuth, himself, who is the accused. Filled with details of the City and the excitable lives of it's citizens in the five days leading up to the elections, this well crafted and humorously written story is, as usual, perfectly narrated by John Lee.
Great fun. Recommended.
Would you listen to SPQR X: A Point of Law again? Why?
No - why not move on?
Who was your favorite character and why?
What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
A good narration that flows along smoothly
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Life in Rome
Any additional comments?
Not as adventurous as his previous, but no less enjoyable.