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    • SPQR IV: The Temple of the Muses

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    When Roman junior senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger has a chance to join a diplomatic mission to Alexandria, he welcomes the opportunity to temporarily elude his enemies in the Eternal City - even though it means leaving his beloved Rome. Decius is just beginning to enjoy the outpost's many exotic pleasures when the suspicious death of an irascible philosopher occurs, coinciding with the puzzling and apocalyptic ravings of a charismatic cult leader. Intrigued, Decius requests and is given permission by the Egyptian Pharaoh to investigate the heinous crime. What he discovers is beyond shocking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorite series

    • By Terry on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • F-ck Whales

    • Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You
    • By: Maddox
    • Narrated by: Maddox
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    In this third book from Maddox, the reigning king of Internet satire delivers a collection of humorous, unapologetic essays in the same voice that propelled him into comedic stardom. With all-new material, F-ck Whales doesn't fail to deliver on his personal brand of satire, complete with self-promotion, petty rants, and brilliant essays on anything and everything Maddox deems worthy of his ire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Eased My Depression and Anxiety

    • By Jim on 05-27-18
    • Also Families, Poetry, Folksy Wisdom and You
    • By: Maddox
    • Narrated by: Maddox
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

    Regular price: $17.00

    • SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    As I walked back through the City, my mood was moderately elevated. This appointment did not displease me nearly as much as I pretended. Like most Romans I abhorred the very thought of sea duty, but this was one of the rare occasions when I was looking forward to getting away from Rome..... For years I had complained of the disorder of the City, and now that it was gone, I found that I missed it. All the peace and quiet seemed unnatural. I did not expect it to last.- Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger in SPQR IX: The Princess and the Pirates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love SPQR

    • By Shannon S. on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The King’s Gambit

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    In this Edgar Award-nominated mystery, John Maddox Roberts takes listeners back to a Rome filled with violence and evil. Vicious gangs ruled the streets of Crassus and Pompey, routinely preying on plebeian and patrician alike. So the garroting of a lowly ex-slave and the disembowelment of a foreign merchant in the dangerous Subura district seemed of little consequence to the Roman hierarchy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to a series

    • By P. Johnson on 09-21-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • SPQR III: The Sacrilege

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242

    When a sacret woman's rite in the ancient city of Rome is infiltrated by a corrupt patrician dressed in female garb, it falls to Senator Decuis Caecilius Metellus the Younger, whose investigative skills have proven indispensable in the past, to unmask the perpetrators. When four brutal slayings follow, Decius enlists the help a notorious and dangerous criminal.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Different narrator, same ol' Decius

    • By Derek Partridge on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Catiline Conspiracy

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 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 was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood of murdered citizens, and there were rumors of more atrocities to come. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger was convinced a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government, a sinister cabal that could only be destroyed from within.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • SPQR VII: The Tribune's Curse

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154

    In his extensive series featuring the detecting feats of Decius Caecilius Metellus the younger, set in the Rome of 70 BC, Roberts achieves a very believable modern feeling with his well-researched description of the stories' background. This seventh episode, however, combines a familiar view of the demands office-seeking makes on a candidate with a situation that is impossibly bizarre to us today. An entire city, versed in literature, music, and the other arts, ruled democratically, for its time, is thrown into panic by an enraged man's curse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite of the series

    • By Daniel Weiss on 12-31-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Secret Bad Girl: A Sexual Trauma Memoir and Resolution Guide

    • By: Rachael Maddox
    • Narrated by: Rachael Maddox
    • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Rachael Maddox bravely shares her own story of statutory rape and recovery, inviting readers into the possibility that their current sex issues, fears, stunted confidence or self-worth troubles, private addictions or private depressions, or impossible-seeming dreams could in fact be resulting from unresolved sexual trauma. There's a myth that so many women bear the burden of in today's world. The myth is that we're bad for the violations that happen to us as well as the mess of the aftermath of those abuses.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This audiobook changes lives. Period.

    • By Vlad Antohi on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Caius Julius Caesar, now Dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons. As if this weren’t already an unpopular move, Caesar has brought in astronomers and astrologers from abroad, including Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and Persians. Decius is appointed to oversee this project, which he knows rankles the Roman public: "To be told by a pack of Chaldeans and Egyptians how to conduct their duties towards the gods was intolerable."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • please sir, i want some more

    • By mcmouse on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR V: Saturnalia

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167

    This eagerly awaited fifth book in John Maddox Roberts's Edgar-nominated historical mystery series once again takes the reader back to the Rome of Julius Caesar and the Roman Senator Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger. Decius has won himself a reputation as both an investigator and, most unfortunately, a bit of a playboy. Having been banished by his family for sometimes embarrassing activities to a rather leisurely lifestyle on Rhodes, he is puzzled to be suddenly and unexpectedly summoned home to assist in an investigation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It just keeps getting better

    • By Mary on 07-01-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR VI: Nobody Loves a Centurion

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    Julius Caesar, as we know, arrived in Gaul (now France) and announced "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered." But when Decius Metellus arrives from Rome, not seeking military glory but rather avoiding an enemy currently in power, he finds that although the general came and saw, so far, at least, he has far from conquered. The campaign seems at a standstill. Decius' arrival disappoints the great Caesar as well. He has been waiting for promised reinforcements from Rome, an influx of soldiers to restart his invasion. Instead he is presented with one young man ridiculously decked out in military parade finery and short on military skills.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Decius the reluctant warrior

    • By Michael Stringer on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Parker Sisters

    • A Border Kidnapping
    • By: Lucy Maddox
    • Narrated by: Lia Frederick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1851, Elizabeth Parker, a free black child in Chester County, Pennsylvania, was bound and gagged, snatched from a local farm, and hurried off to a Baltimore slave pen. Two weeks later, her teenage sister, Rachel, was abducted from another Chester County farm. Because slave catchers could take fugitive slaves and free blacks across state lines to be sold, the border country of Pennsylvania/Maryland had become a dangerous place for most black people.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Things are going well for Decius Caecilius Metellus. He is Praetor Peregrinus, which means he has to judge a case or two, but those cases are outside of the city. His cases will be those dealing with foreigners, and all of Italy is his province. His first stop is Campania, "Italy’s most popular resort district". Decius and his wife, Julia, are happy for a change of scenery. But the good times end when, in a town near Vesuvius, a priest’s daughter is murdered. Decius must find her killer and keep the mob off a young boy who everyone blames but he believes to be innocent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • always amazing

    • By Robb Miller on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tödliche Saturnalien

    • SPQR 5
    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: Erich Räuker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Decius Caecilius Metellus kehrt nach Rom zurück, um seinem verstorbenen Verwandten Celer die letzte Ehre zu erweisen. Als das Gerücht aufkommt, Celer sei von seiner Frau Clodia vergiftet worden, forscht Decius nach und findet sich schnell in der geheimnisvollen Welt der Hexen und Wahrsagerinnen wieder. In dieser dunklen Welt steht sein Leben bald auf dem Spiel...

    Regular price: $18.75

    • Die Rache der Flußgötter

    • SPQR 8
    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: Erich Räuker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rom, im Jahre 54 vor Christus: Die Moral ist an einem Tiefpunkt angelangt, der Mob regiert die Straßen und die Ordnungskräfte sind machtlos. Ausgerechnet in diesen Zeiten wird Decius Caecilius Metellus in das undankbare Amt des Ädilen gewählt. Als solcher hat er nicht nur die Aufsicht über die Getreideversorgung, Märkte, öffentliche Straßen und Gebäude, er ist auch für die Organisation der öffentlichen Spiele zuständig. Dabei kommt Decius zwei mächtigen Patriziern in die Quere, welche die Errichtung des Amphitheaters betreiben.

    Regular price: $18.75

    • SPQR XII: Oracle of the Dead

    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Decius Caecilius Metellus, this year's magistrate for cases involving foreigners, is living the good life in southern Italy, happy to be away from Rome, a city suffering war jitters over Caesar's impending actions. He thinks he is merely visiting one of the local sights when he takes a party to visit the Oracle of the Dead, a pre-Roman cult site located at the end of a tunnel dug beneath a temple of Apollo. He quickly learns that there is a bitter rivalry between the priests of Apollo and those of Hecate, who guard the oracle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great listen

    • By gwendolen on 03-16-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Act of God

    • Act of God, Book 1
    • By: Eric Kotani, John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Soviet scientists discover the secret of a mysterious explosion that leveled a remote section of Siberia in 1889 and now intend to use their discovery to destroy the United States by identical, seemingly natural causes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • OK, but.........

    • By sonnymarshall on 03-11-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Thousand Tiny Cracks

    • By: Stella Maddox
    • Narrated by: Wendy Tremont King
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Stella Maddox is approaching forty. After sacrificing her career to become a stay-at-home mom, her marriage and life disintegrate. Birthdays don't bother her, but screaming kids, superficial friends, and grey hairs do. She compromises her spirit over and over, and finds herself slipping through the cracks as her family's lives take priority over her own.

    She strikes up a friendship with her neighbor's college-age son, Tad.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The premise became annoying....

    • By pattigurl on 08-24-13

    Regular price: $17.99

    • Der Fluch des Volkstribun

    • SPQR 7
    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: Erich Räuker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wir schreiben das Jahr 55 vor Christus. Während die römischen Legionen an allen Fronten siegen, wird die Stadt Rom durch innere Machtkämpfe erschüttert. Crassus, Mitglied des Triumvirats und reichster Mann der Hauptstadt, versucht sich durch Bestechung der Caecilier die Unterstützung seiner ehrgeizigen Pläne zu sichern. Doch Decius Caecilius Metellus lehnt die Bestechung ab. Ein noch erbitterterer Gegner ist der Volkstribun Ateius, der die römischen Plebs gegen den geplanten Partherfeldzug aufwiegelt.

    Regular price: $19.37

    • Das Orakel des Todes

    • SPQR 12
    • By: John Maddox Roberts
    • Narrated by: Erich Räuker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    49 v. Chr., am Golf von Neapel genießt Decius Caecilius Metellus die Gastfreundschaft eines reichen Freundes...

    Regular price: $18.75

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