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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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • 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 40
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • 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 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    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 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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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

    • 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 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    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

    • Alexandria

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    In first century A.D. Rome, Marcus Didius Falco works as a private "informer," ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to ground. But even informers take vacations, so in A.D. 77, Falco and his wife Helena Justina travel to Alexandria, Egypt. Before long the Librarian of the great library is found dead and Falco quickly finds himself on the trail of dodgy doings, malfeasance, and the lowest of the low - book thieves! As the bodies pile up, it's up to Falco to untangle this horrible mess and restore order.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Bit Disappointing

    • By Eva Gannon on 06-27-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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

    • FREE: Audible Sessions with Lindsey Davis

    • Exclusive interview
    • By: Lindsey Davis, Robin Morgan
    • Narrated by: Lindsey Davis, Robin Morgan
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Lindsey Davis drops by the Audible Studios to talk about her career as a historical novelist; how she develop her characters, how historically accurate are they, where her inspiration come from and more.

    Regular price: $0.00

    • 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

    • Time to Depart

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • 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

    • A Dying Light in Corduba

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 8
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    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

    • Scandal Takes a Holiday

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    In the Italian town of Ostia outside Rome, Falco appears to be enjoying a relaxing holiday. But when Helena arrives carrying a batch of past issues of the Daily Gazette with the intention of catching up on the latest scandal, Falco is forced to admit his real reason for being there. Infamia, the pen name of the gossip columnist for the Daily Gazette, has gone missing, and his fellow scribes have employed Falco to bring him back from his drunken truancy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Falco always takes the tough cases...

    • By Brain doc mom on 08-06-18

    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 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • The Accusers

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 15
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 162
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • 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 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    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

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    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

    • Deadly Election

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    In the first century AD, during Domitian's reign, Flavia Albia is ready for a short break from her family. So in July she returns to Rome, leaving them at their place on the coast. Albia, daughter of Marcus Didius Falco, who is now retired as private informer, has taken up her father's former profession, and it's time to get back to work. The first order of business, however, is the corpse found in a chest sent as part of a large lot to be sold by the Falco family auction house.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • To many characters

    • By David on 01-18-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Vesuvius by Night

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    In the late August of AD 79, the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum are going about their normal business in the late summer heat. Two of them have a room share arrangement: Nonius, scrounger, thief and failed pimp works by night and sleeps by day; Larius, the fresco painter with dreams of artistic greatness, does the opposite. When just after midday the summit of Vesuvius disappears in a vast volcanic ash cloud, their lives will change forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What are we calling audio novellas?

    • By Peter Flynn on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • 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 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    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

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