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    • Black Ships Before Troy

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    A masterly retelling of Homer’s epic poem 'The Iliad' recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek Classics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating for kids and adults

    • By teammine on 11-20-13

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Wanderings of Odysseus

    • The Story of The Odyssey
    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The long siege is ended. Troy lies in ashes. The black ships of the Greek war-host set sail for home – but for King Odysseus of Ithaca, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced in the Trojan War. A sequel to Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff’s retelling of The Odyssey transforms Homer’s complex epic poem into a traveller’s tale with a cast of men, magicians and monsters: the flesh-eating Cyclops, the deadly enchantment of Circe and Odysseus’s battle to regain his wife and long-lost kingdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent as an Ancient Greece Studies go-along

    • By Chelle on 01-10-13

    Regular price: $9.49

    • The Eagle of the Ninth

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Charlie Simpson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion in Roman Britain, is forced into retirement after receiving a wound in his first major engagement against a rebel British tribe. It allows him the freedom to embark upon a dangerous mission to find out what happened to the Ninth Legion, which, years before, disappeared in the savage lands of the Picts. Will he find out what happened to the men, led by his father, who never returned? And will he recover the Eagle, the symbol of Roman dominance and power?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Give it to us unabridged!

    • By Connie H. Liddiard on 01-12-11

    Regular price: $11.89

    • The Shining Company

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A white stag and a dagger transform the life of Prosper, a Welsh chieftan's son. With Conn, his bodyservant, he leaves his isolated valley and joins the war band of King Mynyddog the Golden as a shieldbearer. For the Saxons have returned to threaten the northern tribes of Britain, and the Shining Company - a brotherhood of three hundred chosen warriors - must make a desperate attempt to repel invaders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Kathleen on 09-29-10

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Silver Branch

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In The Eagle of the Ninth, Marcus Flavius Aquila ventured into the wilds of Caledonia to retrieve the lost Eagle of his father's dishonored Ninth Legion. In this new story of Roman Britain, the mutilated standard is found again by Flavius, a descendant of Marcus, and his cousin Justin, a young surgeon in the Roman army. It is found at a time when conflicting loyalties, violence, and intrigue are undermining Roman rule in Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great historical fiction

    • By Connie H. Liddiard on 01-12-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Beowulf: Dragon Slayer

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, thirty of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing. Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Faithful retelling of the original

    • By Karen on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The Lantern Bearers

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    When the last of the Roman Auxiliaries leave Britain forever, they abandon the country to internal strife and the menace of invasion by Saxons. These are dark days indeed for Aquila, a young Roman officer who returns to his family villa to find all that he loves destroyed by the invaders. He escapes slavery only to learn that his sister has married a Saxon, and the knowledge fills him with bitterness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written

    • By Mark on 04-17-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Outcast

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    When a Roman ship is wrecked on the coast of Britain, Beric, the infant son of a Roman soldier, is the only survivor. Beric grows up with a Briton tribe, but to his foster people he remained an alien, one of the Red Crests. So when bad times come, the tribe holds him responsible and casts him out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent story

    • By Mark on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Shining Company

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: Ron Keith
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A rousing tale of swashbuckling adventure, The Shining Company sweeps young adults back to Britain in A.D. 600. When King Mynyddog calls for warriors to battle the Saxons, young Prosper travels to the King’s fortress to serve as shieldbearer. Deeply rooted in the true events of the Saxon invasion, this powerful historical novel is a great choice for young adults who enjoy courageous adventure.

    Regular price: $21.52

    • The Eagle of the Ninth

    • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Narrated by: BBC Radio 4
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatization of Rosemary Sutcliff's The Eagle of the Ninth. Around 117 AD, the Roman Ninth Legion was ordered to put down an uprising among the Caledonian tribes. Four thousand men vanished without a trace into the swirling mists of the north of Roman Britain. Many years after their disappearance, a young centurion, Marcus Aquila, sets out to discover the truth about what happened to the legion and to its First Cohort Commander - his father.

    Regular price: $10.66