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Pirata: The Black Flag

The Roman Pirata, Book 1
Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Part one in the brand new Roman pirate series by Sunday Times best-selling authors Simon Scarrow and T. J. Andrews. 

It is AD 25. The Roman Empire stretches from Hispania in the west to Armenia in the east, Merchantmen roam the seas, transporting people, livestock and all manner of goods. And where there are merchant ships, there will be pirates....

On a blustery night in the rough port of Piraeus, Captain Clemestes staggers drunkenly through the dark streets as he heads for his ship, Selene. When he becomes aware of the sinister figures following him, he fears the worst, for life is cheap in this den of thieves and cutthroats. Then a man bursts from the shadows and by brute force drives the attackers away. Clemestes is astounded to find that he has been saved not by a powerful soldier, or a fellow sailor, but by a half-starved youth, compelled to come to the aid of a stranger, in the face of impossible odds.

The youth is Telemachus, an orphan with a story that is both commonplace and tragic. When the kind-hearted Clemestes suggests he joins Selene's crew, Telemachus sees no reason to refuse. But little does he know of the dangers of his new world. There's no running away once a ship is at sea - and when a pirate fleet appears on the horizon, Telemachus's troubles have just begun.... 

©2019 Simon Scarrow (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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  • K.E.W.
  • E. Dallas, TX
  • 08-22-19

AVERAGE. For the record this novella ...

... is an episode in a Series. Audible should explain that the cost of each episode is about 1/4 Credit. If one pays for each episode separately it is about equal cost of 1 credit.

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  • D. POTTER
  • 07-30-19

Good story but it's so short not worth a credit

Book is very short, Simon scarrow books are normally full length this is more a short story, or the opening to a normal book, unfortunately not worth a credit despite being a good story

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  • Simon
  • 10-05-19

A Short Intro . . .

It's simply worth noting that the full series of which this is just a part is now available on Audible UK.

I got this and I enjoyed it but you'll get much better value out of the full-length book if buying by credits than by buying these shorter episodes.

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  • Kevan
  • 09-30-19

very short book

enjoyed the story but did not realise it was just a short story, so disappointed just getting going and it finished