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    • The Gladiators from Capua

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Praed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    March, AD 80. In Rome, the Emperor Titus has announced that there will be 100 days of games to open the new Flavian amphitheatre (now known as the Colosseum). Suspecting that their friend Jonathan is not dead, as they had thought, Flavia, Nubia, and Lupus organize an invitation to Rome on the pretense of witnessing this historic event.

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Scribes from Alexandria

    • The Roman Mysteries
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A desperate quest begins in the Romano-Egyptian port of Alexandria - site of the great lighthouse, the library, and the tomb of Alexander the Great. Codes, riddles, anagrams, and hieroglyphics lead the search parties down the Nile to pyramids and sphinxes, temples and tombs, crocodiles and hippos. But what lies at the end of the journey? Treasure? Or death?

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Colossus of Rhodes

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Praed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Lupus longs to travel to the Greek islands, to find his mother and fulfill his uncle's dying wish. When he and Flavia, Nubia, and Jonathan hear that freeborn children are being kidnapped, they set sail. Their mission takes them from Corinth to Rhodes, site of one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, where they encounter a slave-dealer known as "the Colossus" - and a deadly trap.

    Regular price: $9.92

    • The Slave-Girl from Jerusalem

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 13
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This exciting adventure recreates the siege of Masada, and reveals important developments in Jonathan's struggle with his guilt over past events. Also, there's terrific insight into the workings of the Roman legal system in a court room drama.

    Regular price: $9.69

    • The Thieves of Ostia

    • The Roman Mysteries #1
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    The year is 79 A.D. The place is Ostia, the port of Rome. Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain's daughter, is about to embark on a thrilling adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well written, interesting for adults too

    • By Todd Albert on 10-27-04

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Secrets of Vesuvius

    • The Roman Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Kim Hicks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    It's the summer of AD 79, and Flavia Gemina the sea captain's daughter -along with her friends Jonathan the Jewish boy, Nubia the African slave-girl, and Lupus the homeless beggar-boy - set sail for the Bay of Naples, to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. They are soon absorbing in trying to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes - Mount Vesuvius erupts and the children are fleeing for their lives from one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded.

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Assassins of Rome

    • Roman Mysteries #4
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    It is A.D. 79. In Ostia, near Rome, Flavia Gemina and her three friends, Nubia, Lupus, and Jonathan, are celebrating Jonathan's birthday. Then a visitor from the past arrives to see Jonathan's father. The next day, the visitor has disappeared, and so has Jonathan. When the three friends discover that Jonathan has gone on a secret mission to Rome, they immediately follow him. Their journey takes them to the Golden House of the Emperor Nero, where a deadly assassin is at work.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice children's book

    • By Susan on 04-01-09

    Regular price: $19.93

    • Medicus

    • A Novel of the Roman Empire
    • By: Ruth Downie
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,761
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,189

    Gaius Petrius Ruso is a divorced and down-on-his-luck army doctor who has made the rash decision to seek his fortune in an inclement outpost of the Roman Empire, namely Britannia. After a 36-hour shift at the army hospital, he succumbs to a moment of weakness and rescues an injured slave girl, Tilla, from the hands of her abusive owner. And before he knows it, Ruso is caught in the middle of an investigation into the deaths of prostitutes working out of the local bar.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By Susan on 08-31-07

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Pirates of Pompeii

    • The Roman Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Justine Eyre
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    It is A.D. 79. The Roman world is reeling from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Hundreds of refugees are living in a makeshift camp, trying to come to terms with what has happened. Then even more tragedy strikes: the camp's children begin to disappear. Flavia Gemina and her friends Jonathan, Nubia, and Lupus are determined to find out more and start to investigate a powerful and charismatic man known as the Patron.

    Regular price: $22.33

    • Roman Blood

    • A Mystery of Ancient Rome
    • By: Steven Saylor
    • Narrated by: Scott Harrison
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    In Rome, 80 B.C., on a warm spring morning, Gordianus the Finder receives a summons to the house of a then-unknown young advocate and orator, Cicero. Ambitious and brilliant, the 26-year-old Cicero is about to argue his first important case. His client is a wealthy farmer, one Sextus Roscius of the town of Ameria, who stands accused of the most unforgivable act in Ancient Rome: the murder of his father.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad reader

    • By Miles Gloriosus on 09-15-10

    Regular price: $25.17

    • Terra Incognita

    • A Novel of the Roman Empire
    • By: Ruth Downie
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 857
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 857

    The edge of the Roman Empire is a volatile place; the tribes of the North dwell near its borders. These hinterlands are the homeland of Gaius Petreius Ruso's slave, Tilla, who has scores of her own to settle there: Her tribespeople, under the leadership of the mysterious Stag Man, are fomenting a rebellion, and her former lover is implicated in the murder of a soldier. Ruso, once again pulled into a murder investigation, is appalled to find that Tilla is still spending time with the prime suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, fabulous reader

    • By Lucy on 05-10-08

    Regular price: $27.99

    • And Only to Deceive

    • Lady Emily, Book 1
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 358
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 327

    For Emily, accepting the proposal of Philip, the viscount Ashton, was an easy way to escape her overbearing mother, who was set on a grand society match. So when Emily's dashing husband died on safari soon after their wedding, she felt little grief. After all, she barely knew him. Now, nearly two years later, she discovers that Philip was a far different man from the one she had married so cavalierly.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tiresome

    • By nkevinsc on 03-05-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Enemies of Jupiter

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Praed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The fever that started in Ostia is sweeping through Rome, and Jonathan, Flavia, Nubia, and Lupus are called by the Emperor to investigate. The friends' investigations take them from the Imperial Palace to Tiber Island, but Jonathan is distracted by a secret mission of his own. Suddenly, he finds that everything is terrifyingly out of control.

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Roman Games

    • A Plinius Secundus Mystery
    • By: Bruce Macbain
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27

    When the body of Sextus Verpa, a notorious senatorial informer and libertine, is found stabbed to death in his bedroom, his slaves are suspected. Pliny, a very respectable young senator and lawyer, is ordered by the emperor Domitian to investigate. However, the Ludi Romani, “the Roman Games”, have just begun, and for the next 15 days the law courts are in recess. If Pliny can’t identify the murderer in that time, Verpa’s entire slave household will be burned alive in the arena.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • terrible

    • By jessica on 01-28-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Secrets of Vesuvius

    • Roman Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Caroline Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Michael Praed
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Flavia, Jonathan, Lupus, and Nubia - friends and detectives - sail to the Bay of Naples to spend the summer with Flavia's uncle, who lives near Pompeii. There they uncover a riddle that may lead them to a great treasure. Meanwhile, tremors shake the ground, animals behave strangely, and people dream of impending doom. One of the worst natural disasters of all time is about to happen: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius!

    Regular price: $9.39

    • The Roman Hat Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 446

    Despite the dismal Broadway season, Gunplay continues to draw crowds. A gangland spectacle, it's packed to the gills with action, explosions, and gunfire. In fact, Gunplay is so loud that no one notices the killing of Monte Field. In a sold-out theater, Field is found dead partway through the second act, surrounded by empty seats. The police hold the crowd and call for the one man who can untangle this daring murder: Inspector Richard Queen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful "logic puzzle"--great listen, great fun!

    • By Kathi on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Bittere Lügen

    • By: Karen Perry
    • Narrated by: Anna Thalbach, Roman Knizka
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Harry und Robin haben bei einem schrecklichen Erdbeben ihren dreijährigen Sohn Dillon verloren. Auch fünf Jahre später überschatten der unfassbare Verlust, das Gefühl der Ohnmacht und Schuld jede Minute ihres Zusammenlebens. Bis zu dem kalten Wintertag, als Harry glaubt, Dillon in Dublin auf der Straße gesehen zu haben. Seither ist er von dem Gedanken besessen, dass sein Sohn noch leben könnte. Und er ist bereit, bis zum Äußersten zu gehen, um die ganze Wahrheit ans Licht zu bringen.

    Regular price: $18.75

    • Die Kuba-Verschwörung: Ein Dirk-Pitt-Roman

    • By: Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Dirk Pitt untersucht eine Umwelt-Katastrophe in der Karibik, da gerät er in einem Machtkampf auf Kuba zwischen die Fronten. Währenddessen forschen seine Kinder - Marine-Ingenieur Dirk und Ozeanografin Summer - nach einem Azteken-Artefakt, das den Fundort eines gigantischen Schatzes offenbaren soll. Doch es befand sich an Bord des Schlachtschiffs Maine, das 1898 im Hafen von Havanna zerstört wurde.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • don't like this book it was in an other language.

    • By Anonymous User on 06-06-18

    Regular price: $23.23

    • Wer Strafe verdient

    • Ein Inspector-Lynley-Roman 20
    • By: Elizabeth George
    • Narrated by: Stefan Wilkening
    • Length: 25 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Der 20. Fall für Inspector Thomas Lynley und Barbara Havers! Die Bürger des englischen Städtchens Ludlow sind zutiefst entsetzt, als man den örtlichen Diakon eines schweren Verbrechens beschuldigt und verhaftet. Kurz darauf wird er in Polizeigewahrsam tot aufgefunden. Im Auftrag Scotland Yards versucht Sergeant Barbara Havers Licht ins Dunkel um die geheimnisvollen Vorfälle zu bringen. Zunächst weist tatsächlich alles auf den Selbstmord eines Verzweifelten hin - doch Barbara und mit ihr DI Thomas Lynley trauen dieser Version der Ereignisse nicht.

    Regular price: $35.50

    • Dog Dish of Doom

    • An Agent to the Paws Mystery
    • By: E.J. Copperman
    • Narrated by: Christy Romano
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    Kay Powell wants to find that break-out client who will become a star. And she thinks she's found him: His name is Bruno, and he has to be walked three times a day. Kay is the Agent to the Paws, representing showbiz clients who aren't exactly people. In fact: they're dogs. Bruno's humans, Trent and Louise, are pains in the you-know-what, and Les McMaster, the famous director mounting a revival of Annie, might not hire Bruno just because he can't stand them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Animal Entertainment Agent Turns Amateur Detective

    • By Sophia Rose on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

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