• Sands of the Arena and Other Stories

  • By: Ben Kane
  • Narrated by: Ben Kane, Philip Stevens
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Sands of the Arena and Other Stories

By: Ben Kane
Narrated by: Ben Kane,Philip Stevens
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Publisher's Summary

From Sunday Times best-selling author Ben Kane comes a collection of short stories:

"Sands of the Arena"

Can a wet-behind-the-ears gladiator survive a bloody contest ordered by Emperor Caligula?

"The Shrine"

Centurion Tullus discovers that Fate will always hold him in her grip.

"The Arena"

Legionary Piso's much anticipated payday plays out very differently than he expected.

"Eagles in the East"

Caught up in a bloody rebellion, Centurion Tullus battles to keep his men alive.

"Eagles in the Wilderness"

Bored with retirement, Centurion Tullus takes service with an amber merchant, voyaging to unknown, dangerous lands far beyond the empire.

"Hannibal: Good Omens"

History's most famous general seeks the gods' approval before his war with Rome.

"The March"

Romulus and Tarquinius travel to the ends of the earth, searching for their lost friend Brennus.

©2021 Ben Kane (P)2021 Orion

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Tullus rides again!

If you have read Ben’s “Eagles” series you will love the extended stories of Tullus and other series characters in: “Eagles in the East”…”Eagles in the Wilderness”…”The Shrine” and “The Arena”. The stories give a little more time and information with my favorite fictional Centurion! The Title story “Sands of the Arena” kept me on the edge of my seat, always trying to anticipate what would happen next. The Forgotten Legion and Hannibal stories have “The March” and “Good Omen’s” other brilliant add on stories. I really enjoyed all the stories and how Ben weaved them in conjunction with his novels. I am hoping that Ben keeps on expanding his future books in the same way. There is nothing better then having just a little more from your favorite stories and characters. I listened to the audio book and the narrator was amazing, something I always look to when buying an audio book!

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Great stories, but get your Latin right!

When directly addressing someone the vocative case, not nominative case, is required. Every time your gladiator said "Dominus, ..." " I wanted to slap the tablet and scream. Use foreign words correctly, or don't use them at all. The word you needed is "Domine."

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  • Jennyflubug
  • 09-25-21

Brilliant As usual

It was great having the different stories. I can't wait to hear from tullus again.
Please, please, please write about romulus and remus.

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  • CT
  • 08-18-22

Really really good

Great collection of short stories with both new and old characters. Really enjoyed it. Look forward to more.

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  • tillymax
  • 01-26-22

Sands of the Arena and other stories

Terrific series of short stories which work very well on audio. I have read and enjoyed Ben Kane's books and this offering, in the absence of a complete novel, proves what a good storyteller he is

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  • sm
  • 09-25-21

Great Stories

Really enjoyed this book, it was great to revisit Ben's other books which are some of the best I have read.

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  • Victor
  • 01-14-22

Enjoyable start to end

Loved this.
Appreciate Ben’s fantastic stories, ever captivating, exciting and fun.
Normally I hate shirt stories as they end too early for my liking, but I couldn’t help loving every step of the way.