Venus in Copper

A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery 3
Narrated by: Simon Prebble
Series: Marcus Didius Falco, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Rome, AD 71. Marcus Didius Falco is desperate to leave the notorious Lautumiae prison - though being bailed out by his mother is a slight indignity.

Things go from bad to worse when a group of nouveau riche ex-slaves hire him to outwit a fortune-hunting redhead whose husbands have a habit of dying accidentally, leaving him up against a female contortionist, her extra-friendly snake, indigestible cakes, and rent racketeers. All the while Falco tries to lure Helena Justina to live with him, a dangerous proposition given the notorious instability of Roman real estate. In a case of murder as complicated as he ever faced, Falco is at his very finest.

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Wonderful sense of place

A great detective story set in Ancient Rome where the city and its futons become s character in the plot. Falco feels like an old friend. A good performance by Prebble although his accent mag be a bug refined. In some of the other audiobooks in the series, Christian Rodska gives a more textured performance.

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great story, great performance!

I read the books back in the 1990s and decided to give the audiobooks a try 20 odd years later. the stories are still great and the narrator is really, really good. well worth the money and the time to listen to it!

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Fantastic Book and Performance

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, absolutely

What did you like best about this story?

Character Building the humor and the drama

What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

Great Performance

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh at times and brought teas to my eyes.