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    • Day of the Caesars

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 16
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    AD 55. The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game and enlist the help of the one man in the empire he can trust: Macro.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rome in the time of Nero and its and it's Heroes

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-07-18

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Young Bloods

    • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 1
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Arthur Wesley (the future Duke of Wellington) was born and bred to be a leader. With a firm belief that the nation must be led by a king, the red-coated British officer heads for battle against the French Republic, to restore the fallen monarchy. Napoleon Bonaparte joins the French military on the eve of the Revolution. He believes leadership is won by merit, not by noble birth. When anarchy explodes in Paris, he's thrust into the revolutionary army poised to march against Britain.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptional

    • By Jean on 02-26-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Under the Eagle

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 413
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 387

    The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable Roman Military Mystery

    • By Marie on 10-25-13

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Fields of Death

    • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 4
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 23 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 85

    1809. Viscount Wellington and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte have made their mark as military commanders. Lifelong enemies, they both believe their armies are strong enough to destroy any rival. But in war victory can never be certain. While Wellington's success continues in Spain, Napoleon feels the sting of failure. Yet despite a disastrous Russian campaign and humiliating defeat at Leipzig, he persists in fighting on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding

    • By Jean on 01-12-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Eagle's Prey

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 5
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 88

    It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops' commander, General Plautius, is under pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Book.

    • By Timothy on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $20.65

    • The Eagle and the Wolves

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 4
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 93

    The Eagle and the Wolves is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. It's AD 44, and Vespasian and the Second Legion are forging ahead in their campaign to seize the southwest of Britain. Macro and newly appointed centurion Cato are ordered to provide Verica, ruler of the Atrebatans, with an army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great Story, great narration

    • By TheToal on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Generals

    • Wellington and Napoleon 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    The Generals is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Historical Fiction

    • By Jean on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Britannia

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 14
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Roman Britain, AD 52. The western tribes, inspired by the Druids' hatred of the Romans, prepare to make a stand. But can they match the discipline and courage of the legionaries? Wounded during a skirmish, Centurion Macro remains behind in charge of the fort as Centurion Cato leads an invasion deep into the hills. Cato's mission: to cement Rome's triumph over the natives by crushing the Druid stronghold. But with winter drawing in, the terrain is barely passable through icy rain and snowstorms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best in the series

    • By richard york on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Fire and Sword

    • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 21 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115

    It's 1804. Napoleon Bonaparte is emperor of France, his ultimate aim to rule Europe. After defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar, he wins a glorious victory against Austria at Austerlitz. He then deposes the Spanish king and places his own brother on the throne. But he is yet to triumph over his most hated enemy: Great Britain. Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) throws himself into the British campaign in Europe. After glory in Portugal, he commands the army in a series of triumphant battles across Spain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction at its Best.

    • By Jean on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Eagle in the Sand

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 7
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157

    Judaea in AD 46. Roman centurions Cato and Macro have been posted to Judaea for a 'hearts and minds' operation. The Empire needs to win over the locals after some of their religious figures have started revolts - and since the Romans crucified the last charismatic Judaean leader, the natives' rebellions have become bolder. Not only are these small villages causing trouble, but there are also thousands of Parthians eager to fight Rome. With the threat of suicide attacks and even all-out war, Cato and Macro have their peace-keeping work cut out....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Romans in the Field

    • By Shirlene on 10-09-12

    Regular price: $15.98

    • When the Eagle Hunts

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    The third novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their leader, General Plautius, plans the next phase of their campaign, word arrives that the ship carrying his family to join him was wrecked in a storm off the south coast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of Action

    • By Jean on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Eagle's Prophecy

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 6
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    The Adriatic Sea, AD 45. Cato and Macro, centurions of the Roman army, are horrified to learn that they face possible execution after the death of their commanding officer. Fortunately, the Emperor's secretary is willing to offer them an alternative: to join the marines and hunt down a band of brutal pirates who are decimating not only Rome's reputation, but also a critical supply chain. As they discover the true horror of battle at sea, Macro and Cato must also remember their real mission: to recover from those pirates a set of scrolls that hold secrets vital to the future of the Roman Empire. Rome will do anything to get them back....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intrigue, treachery and lots of action

    • By Jean on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Praetorian

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 11
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Praetorian is the gripping eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. AD 51. Legionaries Cato and Macro have forged a bond that has survived war, rebellion and torture. Yet nothing has prepared them for a daunting mission on the deadliest battlefield of all: the bloody streets of Rome. Traitors are threatening to plunge the Empire into bloody chaos and no one can be trusted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best Macro and Cato to date

    • By Judith A. Weller on 05-08-12

    Regular price: $14.91

    • Centurion

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 8
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    In the first century AD, the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • To be determined

    • By Mark P. on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $14.66

    • Brothers in Blood

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 13
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is under threat from within. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro must uncover a traitor to prevent unthinkable defeat. A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia's native tribes. A treacherous agent's mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Gladiator

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 9
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    The Gladiator is the compelling ninth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. While centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their transport ship is almost capsized by a tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good one, better than expected

    • By Acteon on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • Sword and Scimitar

    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    Malta, 1565: a vital outpost between the divided nations of Europe and the relentlessly expanding Ottoman Empire. Faced with ferocious attack by a vast Turkish fleet, the knights of the Order of St John fear annihilation. Amongst those called to assist is disgraced veteran Sir Thomas Barrett. Loyalty and instinct compel him to put the Order above all other concerns, yet his allegiance is divided.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By G. Stucco on 04-19-14

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Eagle's Conquest

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. When Centurion Macro arrives on British soil as one of Emperor Claudius's invasion force in 43 AD, he is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. In a series of bloody skirmishes, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army must find and defeat the enemy before he grows strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • easy listening

    • By kevin dry on 06-05-14

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Blood Crows

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 12
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    From the best-selling author of Centurion, The Gladiator and Praetorian, a new military adventure for battle-hardened centurions Macro and Cato, fighting for the Empire in Britannia. For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • best in series

    • By Rick Hancox on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Legion

    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
    • Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Trouble is brewing in Egypt. Rebel gladiator Ajax and his men have been posing as Roman soldiers and attacking naval bases, merchant vessels, and villages. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro have been charged with the task of tracking down the renegade warrior before the problem gets out of control. Joining forces with Legion III, the hope is to destroy their enemy on the battlefield. But the cunning gladiator has other ideas....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Can't recommend

    • By Agent Filthy on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $14.91

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