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    • Last Act in Palmyra

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    The spirit of adventure calls Marcus Didius Falco on a new spying mission for Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He picks up extra fees from his old friend, Thalia the snake dancer, as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the chief spy, Anacrites, paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narration but good story

    • By Mary Shaw on 01-04-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Ode to a Banker

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Can a tough detective possess the soul of a poet? After a public reading brings him rousing applause, Falco receives an offer to have his work published. But his ego takes a beating when the banker Chrysippus demands payment for putting the verse on papyrus. Hell hath no fury like an author scorned, and when Chrysippus turns up murdered - in the library, no less - it's poetic justice. Appointed the official investigator, Falco's soon up to his stylus in outraged writers and shifty bankers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Rather predictable; not as good as others in the series

    • By Anonymous User on 04-22-19

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Silver Pigs

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    When Marcus Didius Falco encounters the young and very pretty Sosia Camillina in the Forum, he senses immediately that there is something amiss. When she confesses that she is fleeing for her life, Falco offers to help her and, in doing so, gets himself mixed up in a deadly plot involving stolen ingots, dangerous and dark political machinations, and, most hazardous of all, one Helena Justina - a brash, indomitable senator's daughter connected to the very traitors that Falco has sworn to expose.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narrator, Good Story

    • By Rock Hound on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Accusers

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 15
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Fresh from a trip to far-flung Londinium in Britain, Falco needs to reestablish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of two powerful lawyers. The senator is convicted but then dies, apparently by suicide. It may have been a legal move to protect his heirs; Falco is hired to prove it was murder. As he shows off his talents in the role of advocate, Falco exposes himself to a tangle of upper-class secrets and powerful elements in Rome's legal hierarchy that may have unintended - if not fatal - consequences.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor narration quailty

    • By Philicheeze on 08-10-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • One Virgin Too Many

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Men are fools for love. And that includes Marcus Didius Falco. To please his beloved, the tough shamus has become Procurer of the Sacred Poultry (i.e., babysitter of the temple geese). It's steady work and good pay, but Falco is soon restless. So when a beautiful child, chosen to enter the secret order of Vestal Virgins, disappears, he grabs the case. He quickly discovers that greed and religious fervor are only a thread away from madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Possibly my favorite Falco book

    • By Marie on 06-21-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • See Delphi and Die

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    It's AD 76, during the reign of Vespasian, and Marcus Didius Falco has achieved much in his life. He's joined the equestrian rank, allowing him to marry Helena Justina, the woman he's been keeping time with the past few years. But that doesn't mean all is quiet for Falco, Helena, and their two young daughters. By trade he is an informer, a man who looks into sticky situations, and he's been hired to pry his errant brother-in-law away from a murder investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator

    • By Linda on 05-23-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Iron Hand of Mars

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    When Germanic troops in the service of the empire begin to rebel,and a Roman general disappears, Emperor Vespasian turns to the one man he can trust: Marcus Didius Falco, a private informer whose rates are low enough that even the stingy Vespasian is willing to pay them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By G. M. on 10-15-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Saturnalia

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    It's 76 A.D. during the reign of Vespasian and the Roman festival of Saturnalia is getting underway. The days are short; the nights are for wild parties. But not for "informer" Marcus Didius Falco. His job is to uncover unwelcome truths and deal with sensitive situations, frequently at the behest of the imperial government. So when a general's famous female conquest escapes from house arrest - leaving a horrendous murder in her wake - Falco is on the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historic Rome Adds Nice Twist to Standard Mysterie

    • By Abigail on 09-22-11

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Shadows in Bronze

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161

    It's the first century AD, and Marcus Didius Falco, ancient Rome's favorite son and sometimes palace spy, has just been dealt a lousy blow from the gods: the beautiful, high-born Helena Justina has left him in the dust. So when the Emperor Vespasian calls upon him to investigate an act of treason, Falco is more than ready for a distraction. Disguised as an idle vacationer in the company of his best friend Petronius, Falco travels from the Isle of Capreae to Neapolis and all the way to the great city of Pompeii.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Give Simon Prebble a try!

    • By Theresa M. O'Malley on 09-24-18

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Two for the Lions

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Nothing's certain except death and taxes. Catching tax evaders for Emperor Vespasian looks like a plum position for Marcus Didius Falco, who has teamed up with his old boss, Anacrites, the crotchety chief spy of Rome. Soon, however, Falco is bogged down in bureaucracy, stuck at his stylus, and longing for a good murder to investigate. He gets one when someone kills Leonidas, the empire's official executioner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love this series

    • By Jessica Perez-Baker on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Three Hands in the Fountain

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 9
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Marcus Didius Falco and his friend Petronius find their local fountain has been blocked - by a severed human hand. Soon other body parts are being found in the aqueducts & sewers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Applause for Three Hands in the Fountain

    • By Susanne on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Three Hands in the Fountain

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Marcus Didius Falco and his laddish friend Petronius find their local fountain has been blocked - by a gruesomely severed human hand. Soon other body parts are being found in the aqueducts and sewers. Public panic overcomes official indifference, and the Aventine partners are commissioned to investigate. Women are being abducted during festivals, and the next Games are only days away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wicked wit

    • By Kathleen on 02-09-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Shadows in Bronze

    • Falco, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    I was the new boy, so they saddled me with the worst jobs.' Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his best friend Petronius. He conveniently forgets to mention to his companion that this will be no holiday. They have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The series is lots of fun

    • By DFK on 04-19-19

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Time to Depart

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 88

    Balbinus Pius, the most notorious gangster in Emperor Vespasian's Rome, has been convicted of a capital crime at last. A quirk of Roman law, however, allows citizens condemned to death "time to depart" and find exile outside the empire. Now, as every hoodlum in Rome scrambles to take over Balbinus' operations, private eye Marcus Didius Falco has to deal with an unprecedented wave of crime - and the sneaking suspicion that Balbinus' exile may not really be so permanent after all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love the mystery!

    • By MOLLYO on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Iron Hand of Mars

    • Falco, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    "I’ve always wanted to see something of the Empire outside Rome." AD 71. Germania Libera: dark, dripping forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries. Enter Falco, an Imperial agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • These are growing on me more and more

    • By DFK on 06-09-19

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Two for the Lions

    • Falco, Book 10
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    What did he eat last? Whom did he eat, in fact? Lumbered with working alongside reptilian Chief Spy Anacrites, Falco has the perfect plan to make money - he will assist Vespasian in the Emperor's 'Great Census' of AD 73. His potential fee could finally allow him to join the middle ranks and be worthy of long-suffering Helena Justina. Unexpectedly confronted with the murder of a man-eating lion, Falco is distracted from his original task, uncovering a bitter rivalry between the gladiators' trainers.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • The Accusers

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 15
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    Fresh from his trip to Britain, Falco needs to re-establish his presence in Rome. A minor role in the trial of a senator entangles him in the machinations of Silius Italicus and Paccius Africanus, two real-life lawyers at the top of their trade. These notorious ex-consuls play a dangerous game, where success brings rich pickings but a mistrial or a wrong verdict entails huge financial penalties.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Imperial Treasure

    • By Wadie on 10-03-09

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Time to Depart

    • Falco, Book 7
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "I still can't believe I've put the bastard away for good!" Petro muttered.' Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed 'time to depart' into exile outside the Empire. One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship. But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring has moved into Balbinus' territory.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Last Act in Palmyra

    • Falco, Book 6
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    I was just a freelance hero doing his best in a hard world.' The spirit of adventure calls Falco on a new spying mission for the Emperor Vespasian to the untamed East. He's picking up extra fees from his old friend Thalia the snake dancer as he searches for Sophrona, her lost water organist. With the Chief Spy Anacrites paying his fare, Falco knows anything can go wrong. A dangerous brush with the Brother, the sinister ruler of Nabataean Petra, sends Falco and his girlfriend Helena on a fast camel-ride to Syria.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • weak plot and story

    • By Derk on 06-08-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Scandal Takes a Holiday

    • Falco, Book 16
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    This was a lonely place for anybody to be brought to die.' In the wealthy town of Ostia, our hero Falco appears to be enjoying a relaxing holiday. But when his girlfriend, Helena, arrives carrying a batch of old copies of the Daily Gazette - with the intention of catching up on the latest scandal - Falco is forced to admit to Petronius his real reasons for being there. 'Infamia', the pen name of the scribe who writes the gossip column for the Daily Gazette, has gone missing.

    Regular price: $15.98

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