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    • Falco: The Complete BBC Radio Collection

    • Five Full-Cast Dramatisations
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Anna Madeley, Anton Lesser, Ben Crowe, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Full-cast BBC Radio 4 dramatisations of the first five Falco novels by Lindsey Davis, starring Anton Lesser as Marcus Didius Falco.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful but flawed...

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Shadows in Bronze

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bring back Kristian Rodska

    • By Panthea14 on 03-30-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Saturnalia

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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 164
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    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

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

    • Nemesis

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    In the high summer of 77 AD, Roman informer Marcus Didius Falco is beset by personal problems. A middle-aged couple who supplied statues to his father have disappeared. They had an old feud with a bunch of notorious freedmen, the Claudii, who terrorize the neighborhood. When a mutilated corpse turns up, Falco and his friend Petronius investigate. But just as they are making progress, the Chief Spy, Anacrites, snatches the case away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everyman's Rome

    • By Jeanette Beth Means on 12-13-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Silver Pigs

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 1
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 332
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful adventure...

    • By A Reader on 05-17-09

    Regular price: $20.17

    • A Dying Light in Corduba

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Surprisingly, nobody is poisoned at the Society of Olive Oil Producers banquet; the attempted murder of Rome's chief spy occurs immediately afterward. Suspicion falls, quick as the Italian night, on the dinner's sinuous dancer, a lady who has already left for Corduba, Spain. Naturally, Marcus Didius Falco, the Philip Marlowe of Roman detectives, is dispatched to follow her. But he has pledged to stay with Helena, his pregnant, patrician wife, until she gives birth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible author. Perfect reader.

    • By S. Williams on 05-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Continues to be good

    • By d on 10-19-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Venus in Copper

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery 3
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful sense of place

    • By J Graves on 04-04-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Body in the Bathhouse

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Some things never change. With his new villa, Falco also gets a timeless headache: building contractors. After the departure of two shady plasterers, a rank odor in the bathhouse soon leads to the discovery of a corpse under the mosaic floor. Should Falco follow the culprits to remote Britannica? Despite the British weather (damp), the inhabitants (barbarians), and the wine (second-rate), Falco takes his whole family and goes. In veritas, Falco has another, secret reason for this exodus.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • long, tedious, and boring

    • By Paul on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Graveyard of the Hesperides

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Sarah Feathers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Rome, August AD 89. Flavia Albia, the daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, has taken up her father's former profession as an informer. On a typical day, it's small cases - cheating spouses, employees dipping into the till - but this isn't a typical day. Her beloved, the plebeian Manlius Faustus, has recently moved in and decided that they should get married in a big, showy ceremony as part of beginning a proper domestic life together.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Horrible narration

    • By Bridget on 08-01-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Ides of April

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina. From her mother, she learned how to blend in at all levels of society; from her father, she learned the tricks of their mutual professional trade. But her wits and (frequently) sharp tongue are hers alone. Now, working as a private informer in Rome during the reign of Domitian, Flavia has taken over her father’s old ramshackle digs at Fountain Court in the Surbura district, where she plies her trade with energy, determination, and the usual Falco luck.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Prefer dead old dad

    • By readqueen on 10-09-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Poseidon's Gold

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    After six months in wild Germania, imperial gumshoe Marcus Didius Falco is back in Rome sweet Rome - but his apartment has been ransacked. And although he desperately needs 400,000 sesterces in order to marry his aristocratic love, Helena, his only client is his mother, who insists that he find out whether the scandalous claims against his dead brother, Festus, are true. Then the chief tarnisher of Festus' good name is murdered, and Marcus becomes the prime suspect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maximus Thumbs Up for Falco!

    • By Kathy B. on 08-20-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Poseidon’s Gold

    • Falco, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Your brother seemed to know what he was doing.' Rome, AD 72. Falco returns home from a six-month mission to the German legions. But trouble is in store for him: his apartment has been wrecked by squatters and an ex-legionary friend of his colourfully heroic brother Festus is demanding money, allegedly owed him as the result of one of Festus's wild schemes. Worse still, the only client Falco can get is his mother - who wants him to clear the family name.

    Regular price: $26.42

    • The Third Nero

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    In AD 90, following the Saturninus revolt in Germany, the emperor Domitian has become more paranoid about traitors and dissenters around him. This leads to several senators and even provincial governors facing charges and being executed for supposed crimes of conspiracy and insulting the emperor. Wanting to root out all the supports of Saturninus from the Senate, one of Domitian's men offers to hire Flavia Alba to do some intelligence work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another complex caper in ancient Rome

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Jupiter Myth

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 14
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Marcus Didius Falco is about to get involved in a nasty noir crime, involving gangsters, gladiators, and romance. For Falco, a relaxed visit to his wife Helena's relatives in Britain suddenly turns serious. He and his family are staying in London when Falco is summoned to the scene of a murder. The victim, Verovolcus, was a renegade with ties to Roman crime magnates operating in London, but he was also close to King Togidubnus. So when he is discovered dead, stuffed headfirst down a well, a tricky diplomatic situation develops that Falco must defuse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Usually love Simon Prebble as narrator BUT....

    • By K. Hemphill on 08-07-18

    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 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    "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.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Pandora's Boy

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 6
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    First-century Rome is not the quiet, orderly city that it pretends to be. Over on the Quirinal Hill, a naive young girl has died, and there's a suggestion that she was poisoned by a love potion. Looking into the matter, Flavia Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, soon discovers the young girl was a handful, and her so-called friends were not as friendly as they should have been. When a friend of Albia's is murdered, things take an even more serious turn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - timeless in topics!

    • By SophiaMarie on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • 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 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    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

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