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  • Under the Eagle: Eagles of the Empire, Book 1 | Simon Scarrow

    Under the Eagle: Eagles of the Empire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (363)

    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.

    Marie says: "Enjoyable Roman Military Mystery"
  • The Fields of Death: Wellington and Napoleon, Book 4 | Simon Scarrow

    The Fields of Death: Wellington and Napoleon, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (64)

    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.

    Jean says: "Outstanding"
  • Young Bloods: Wellington and Napoleon, Book 1 | Simon Scarrow

    Young Bloods: Wellington and Napoleon, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (211)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (194)

    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.

    Jean says: "Exceptional"
  • Fire and Sword: Wellington and Napoleon, Book 3 | Simon Scarrow

    Fire and Sword: Wellington and Napoleon, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (118)
    Performance
    (107)
    Story
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    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.

    Jean says: "Historical Fiction at its Best."
  • The Eagle and the Wolves: Eagles of the Empire, Book 4 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle and the Wolves: Eagles of the Empire, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (89)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    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.

    Fiberkat says: "great story series with excellent narration."
  • When the Eagle Hunts: Eagles of the Empire, Book 3 | Simon Scarrow

    When the Eagle Hunts: Eagles of the Empire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (203)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (184)

    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.

    Jean says: "Lots of Action"
  • The Eagle's Prey: Eagles of the Empire, Book 5 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle's Prey: Eagles of the Empire, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
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    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.

    Timothy says: "Solid Book."
  • The Generals: Wellington and Napoleon 2 | Simon Scarrow

    The Generals: Wellington and Napoleon 2

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (169)

    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).

    Jean says: "Great Historical Fiction"
  • The Eagle's Prophecy: Eagles of the Empire, Book 6 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle's Prophecy: Eagles of the Empire, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Russell Boulter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (123)
    Story
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    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....

    Jean says: "Intrigue, treachery and lots of action"
  • Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11 | Simon Scarrow

    Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
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    Performance
    (122)
    Story
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    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....

    Judith A. Weller says: "The best Macro and Cato to date"
  • Invictus: Eagles of the Empire, Book 15 | Simon Scarrow

    Invictus: Eagles of the Empire, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (83)

    Invictus is a gripping, authentic and exciting audiobook of the Roman army from best-selling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world.

    Rollin says: "Outstanding Roman military adventure"
  • The Eagle in the Sand: Eagles of the Empire, Book 7 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle in the Sand: Eagles of the Empire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Russell Boulter
    Overall
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    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....

    Shirlene says: "Entertaining Romans in the Field"
  • Sword and Scimitar | Simon Scarrow

    Sword and Scimitar

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (80)

    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.

    Darwin8u says: "We are all the prisoners of our history."
  • Day of the Caesars: Eagles of the Empire, Book 16 | Simon Scarrow

    Day of the Caesars: Eagles of the Empire, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "one of the best "
  • Centurion: Eagles of the Empire, Book 8 | Simon Scarrow

    Centurion: Eagles of the Empire, Book 8

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
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    Performance
    (42)
    Story
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    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.

    Mark P. says: "To be determined"
  • Britannia: Eagles of the Empire, Book 14 | Simon Scarrow

    Britannia: Eagles of the Empire, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (118)

    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.

    richard york says: "One of the best in the series"
  • The Gladiator: Eagles of the Empire, Book 9 | Simon Scarrow

    The Gladiator: Eagles of the Empire, Book 9

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
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    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.

  • The Legion | Simon Scarrow

    The Legion

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Steven Pacey
    Overall
    (63)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (51)

    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....

    Agent Filthy says: "Can't recommend "
  • Arena | Simon Scarrow,T. J. Andrews

    Arena

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow, T. J. Andrews
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (54)

    Pavo's journey begins when he encounters the Roman soldier Macro, who has been charged with his training. Bonds of friendship develop between the two men, both aware that their fates depend not only on Pavo's skills in the arena but also on the whims of powerful and ruthless senators. Can Pavo survive to fulfil his most cherished goal - revenge for the murder of his father at the hands of a champion gladiator?

    Roger says: "Badly Written and Badly Read."
  • The Gladiator: Eagles of the Empire, Book 9 | Simon Scarrow

    The Gladiator: Eagles of the Empire, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (99)

    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.

    Acteon says: "Good one, better than expected"
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