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    • The Silver Pigs

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    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

    • 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 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136

    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

    • 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 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    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.

    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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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 Third Nero

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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 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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    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 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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

    • Enemies at Home

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    In ancient Rome, the number of slaves was far greater than that of free citizens. As a result, often the people Romans feared most were the "enemies at home," the slaves under their own roofs. Because of this, Roman law decreed that if the head of a household was murdered at home, and the culprit wasn't quickly discovered, his slaves - all of them, guilty or not - were presumed responsible and were put to death...without exception.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book

    • By dgls on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Last Act in Palmyra

    • Falco, Book 6
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • 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

    • Pandora's Boy

    • Flavia Albia, Book 6 (Falco: The New Generation)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Flavia Albia is a private investigator, always drawn to an intriguing puzzle - even if it is put to her by her new husband's hostile ex-wife. On the Quirinal Hill, Clodia Volumnia, a very young girl with stars in her eyes, has died, amid suggestions that she was poisoned by a love potion. It will have been supplied by a local witch, who goes by the name of Pandora, though Albia learns that Pandora carries on a trade in herbal beauty products while hiding much more dangerous connections.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • 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 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

    • The Accusers

    • The Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries, Book 15
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What on Earth? Pick a Narrator, please!

    • By Scott on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Three Hands in the Fountain

    • A Marcus Didius Falco Mystery
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Falco is reliably enjoyable listening

    • By David on 11-21-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Saturnalia

    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • 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 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • Shadows in Bronze (Dramatized)

    • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 2 (Dramatised)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Marcus Didius Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his 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 in Neapolis, Capreae, and Pompeii.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shadows in Bronze, by Lindsey Davis

    • By Sandy on 07-18-11

    Regular price: $15.49

    • 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 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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 Baker on 05-24-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Third Nero

    • Flavia Albia, Book 5 (Falco: The New Generation)
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her new husband may be permanently disabled, and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst, she is obliged to accept their commission. The plot could not be bigger. Ever since he died in AD 68, apparently by his own hand, Rome has been haunted by reports that Emperor Nero is in fact very much alive and about to return to claim his throne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Female "Falco"

    • By Cynthia on 11-20-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Graveyard of the Hesperides

    • The Flavia Albia Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated by: Sarah Feathers
    • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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

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