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    • Caesar's Legion

    • The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 543
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionnaires, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You Need Not Be A Scholar . . .

    • By Andrew on 04-26-09

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Nero's Killing Machine

    • The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was the most celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire - a force that had been wiped out under Julius Caesar, reformed, and almost wiped out again. After participating in the a.d. 43 invasion of Britain, the 14th Legion achieved its greatest glory when it put down the famous rebellion of the Britons under Boudicca.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read anything by this author.

    • By Norbert S. Matson on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fascinating Short Stories

    • Thirty Outstanding Classic Tales
    • By: H. G. Wells, Wilkie Collins, John Buchan, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A superb collection of captivating short stories by leading classic writers, including 'The Cone' by H. G. Wells, 'The Dream Woman' by Wilkie Collins, 'Fortunes Adrift' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Kidnapping of Phil Altamore' by Ella Hepworth Dixon, 'The Table Under the Tree' by E. Phillips Oppenheim, 'In Yeddo Bay' by Jack London and many more gripping short stories by famous writers.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Listen To The Narration Sample Before Purchasing.

    • By Jan on 01-18-18

    Regular price: $85.28

    • Taking Hawaii

    • How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: David Franklin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    On a January afternoon in 1893, men hunkered down behind sandbagged emplacements in the streets of Honolulu, with rifles, machine guns, and cannon ready to open fire. Troops and police loyal to the queen of the sovereign nation of Hawaii faced off against a small number of rebel Honolulu businessmen - American, British, German, and Australian. In between them stood hundreds of heavily armed United States sailors and marines. Just after 2:00 p.m., the first shot was fired, and a military coup began.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Piece of Writing Ruined by Narration

    • By Karen Hubbard on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blood of the Caesars

    • How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar - the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero - while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have been the root cause of the empire's collapse more than four centuries later? This brilliant investigation of Germanicus Caesar’s death and its aftermath is both a compelling history and first-class murder mystery with a plot twist Agatha Christie would envy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, breathtaking, unforgettable

    • By Acteon on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • This Is Not the Life I Ordered

    • 50 Ways to Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down
    • By: Deborah Collins Stephens, Michealene Cristini Risley, Jackie Speier, and others
    • Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    If you've ever felt overworked, overwhelmed, or just plain unlucky, this book is for you. Through this collection of stories, wisdom, and practical advice, readers will meet four ordinary women who have faced extraordinary life challenges. Together, they have a history of six marriages, ten children, four stepchildren, six dogs, two miscarriages, two cats, a failed adoption, widowhood, and foster parenthood. They have built companies, lost companies, and sold companies. This book started simply with friends getting together at the kitchen table to talk about their lives.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't get into this book at all

    • By Kim Sellars-Bates on 03-07-17

    Regular price: $18.50

    • The Great Fire of Rome

    • The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In A.D. 64, on the night of July 19, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome’s great stadium, the Circus Maximus. The fire would spread over the coming days to engulf much of the city of Rome. From this calamity, one of the ancient world’s most devastating events, legends grew: that Nero had been responsible for the fire, and fiddled while Rome burned, and that Nero blamed the Christians of Rome, burning them alive in punishment, making them the first recorded martyrs to the Christian faith at Rome.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By steve on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $19.56

    • Rise of an Empire

    • How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans into battle against Xerxes and his million-strong Persian forces. In the sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, the action moves to the sea, covering 10 years starting with the Battle of Marathon and ending with naval engagement the Battle of Artemisium, which occurred the same day as Thermopylae. Rise of an Empire tells the story of the real men and events depicted in the movie.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • bad editing and...

    • By j.holmes on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mark Antony's Heroes

    • How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: John FitzGibbon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    This fourth book in Dando-Collins’ definitive history of Rome’s legions tells the story of Rome’s 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul. Named for their leader, Mark Antony, these common Roman soldiers, through their gallantry on the battlefield, reshaped the Roman Empire and aided the spread of Christianity throughout Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding

    • By Kevin F Moring on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cleopatra's Kidnappers

    • How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Julius Caesar was nothing if not bold. When, in the wake of his defeat of Pompey at Pharsalus his victorious legions refused to march another step under his command, he pursued his fleeing rival into Egypt with an impossibly small force of Gallic and German cavalry, raw Italian recruits, and nine hundred Spanish prisoners of war - tough veterans of Pompey's Sixth Legion. Cleopatra's Kidnappers tells the epic saga of Caesar's adventures in Egypt through the eyes of these captured, but never defeated, legionaries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Should be titled: The 6th Legion: Cleopatra's...

    • By jv on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Inquest

    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Roger Davis
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the time of Vespasian, just after Rome has crushed the Jewish Revolt, Julius Varro, a Roman Questor (an investigating magistrate ) is commissioned to investigate the story that a Jew rose from the dead after being crucified in Jerusalem. Because the fast-growing Nazarene sect founded by the martyr's followers is becoming a threat to the stability of the region, there is much riding on debunking the story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flawed novel well worth listening to

    • By Acteon on 06-26-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Big Break

    • The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The story opens in the stinking latrines of the Schubin camp as an American and a Canadian lead the digging of a tunnel which enabled a break involving 36 prisoners of war (POWs). Plucky Americans attempted a variety of escapes until January 1945, only to be thwarted every time. Then, with the Red Army advancing closer every day, camp commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders from Berlin to march his prisoners west. Game on!

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Double Exposure

    • By: Stephen Collins
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 5

    Top TV critic Joe McBride, is doing fine professionally, but his private life is a mess, what with a five-year-old daughter, an angry ex-wife, and a very-soon-to-be-ex-fiancée, not to mention a come-hither co-anchor and a beautiful brand-new neighbor who's alluring, available...and much, much, more than meets the eye.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Tragic

    • By Charles Atkinson on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Eye Contact

    • By: Stephen Collins
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Nicolette Stallings - Nick - sees an attractive stranger across a restaurant. When their eyes meet, Nick can tell he's trying to figure out a way to connect. What she doesn't know is that this time she'll meet a man who'll flaunt her rules, violate her anonymity. Pushed to the brink, he'll take Nick with him. And when he's gone, she will stand alone...suspected of murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another adult story with many twists.

    • By Roger on 06-27-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Ides

    • Caesar’s Murder and the War for Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of the most notorious murders in history. Even now, many questions remain about his death: Was Brutus the hero and Caesar the villain? Was Mark Antony aware of the plot? Using historical evidence to sort out these and other puzzling issues, historian and award-winning author Stephen Dando-Collins recaptures the drama of Caesar's demise and the chaotic aftermath as the vicious struggle unfolded for power between Antony and Octavian.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not Good History

    • By Garcia on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $20.97