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    • Alexander

    • Child of a Dream
    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Alexander: Child of a Dream is the first in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's outstanding trilogy of brutal passion and grand adventure in Ancient Greece. Who could have been born to conquer the world other than a god? A boy born to a great king, Philip of Macedon, and his sensual queen, Olympias, Alexander became a young man of immense, unfathomable potential.

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Ancient Curse

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Rufus Jones
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    In the middle of the night at the Museum of Volterra, young archeologist Fabrizio Castellani is immersed in his work - research into the famous Etruscan statue known as The Shade of Twilight. Completely engrossed, he is startled by the phone ringing. An icy female voice warns him to abandon his work at once. A series of gruesome killings shortly follow, throwing the people of Volterra into a panic. The victims have been torn to pieces by a beast of unimaginable size.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Last Legion

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Martin Shaw
    • Length: 4 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The story opens on the day that the Western Roman Empire collapses finally in 470 AD, as the last emperor of Rome is encamped protected by the Nova Invicta Legion. All is lost in the space of a few minutes as a horde of Barbarians sweep through the camp in the fog, kill the Imperial family, and take the young emperor captive. The Roman Empire is in ruins. But all is not lost. From the dust of battlefields emerges a small team of invincible warriors: The Last Legion.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing really to do with a Roman legion

    • By Stephen on 04-03-12

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Empire of Dragons

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    After months of forced labour, a Roman emperor's guards escape from a Persian mine. They meet a mysterious, exiled Chinese Prince, Dan Qing, and agree to safeguard his journey home. Thus begins the adventures of the Romans and the Prince as they journey to China. There the Westerners will discover that they aren't the first of their kind to arrive in China - they were preceded centuries before by the survivors of the "lost legion".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great histoy

    • By Gustavo on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Alexander

    • The Ends of the Earth
    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Alexander's epic quest continues into the heart of Asia and on towards the mystery of India. The Macedonian army marches ever onward in search of glory, crushing resistance at every turn. The culture and beauty of Babylon is quickly ravaged, and the Palace of Persepolis burnt to ashes and cinders. An empire is destroyed and a new and bloody era begins.

    Regular price: $7.94

    • Alexander

    • The Sands of Ammon
    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Alexander's epic quest continues. In a seemingly impossible venture, Alexander and his men storm Persian fortresses and harbours, crippling King Darius' domination of land and sea. Even the legendary Halicarnassus is defeated by the Macedinoan armies. Ruthlessly, Alexander's war machine moves ever onward taking him up into the snow-covered Anatolian highlands, and ever closer to his destiny.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narrative by Derek Jacobi

    • By Juan M. on 08-20-16

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Odysseus

    • The Oath
    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    As a young boy in Ithaca, Odysseus listens in wonder to his grandfather Autolykos. He learns of his heritage and a lifelong passion is sparked: to become an adventurer and warrior. In Mycenae, he meets King Eurystheus and learns the terrible story of Hercules who slaughtered his family and whose punishment was to undertake impossible tasks to earn absolution. But is Eurystheus the man he says he is?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A work of art!

    • By Leonard Vulpe on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $38.42

    • Teutoburgo

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Lorenzo Loreti
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    È un giorno di sole quando Armin chiama suo fratello Wulf, per mostrargli un prodigio: la costruzione della "strada che non si ferma mai". Una meraviglia che li lascia senza fiato, il miracolo tecnico dei nemici romani, capaci di creare dal nulla una strada che attraversa foreste, fiumi, paludi e non devia nemmeno davanti alle montagne. Improvvisamente i due sentono dei rumori: è una pattuglia romana.

    Regular price: $15.31

    • Tyrant

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Sicily 405 AD: the infinite duel between a man and a superpower begins. The man is Dionysius, who has just made himself Tyrant of Syracuse. The superpower Carthage, mercantile megalopolis and mistress of the seas. Over the next eight years, Dionysius' brutal military conquests will strike down countless enemies and many friends to make Syracuse the most powerful Greek city west of mainland Greece.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Manfredi is pyschic

    • By Michelle Miller on 12-23-11

    Regular price: $14.01

    • The Talisman of Troy

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him, and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great as always!

    • By Leonard Vulpe on 08-13-18

    Regular price: $7.22

    • Spartan

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    This is the saga of a Spartan family, torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their two sons, born lame, to the elements. The elder son, Brithos, is raised in the caste of the warriors, while the other, Talos, is spared a cruel death and is raised by a Helot shepherd, among the peasants.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sorry Derek

    • By Netman on 07-24-15

    Regular price: $9.39

    • Wolves of Rome

    • By: Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Christine Feddersen Manfredi
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two wild Germanic brothers, Armin and Wulf, are held hostage in Rome to keep their father from rebelling against the Roman Empire. There they are moulded into ideal Roman soldiers; brave, disciplined, ruthless. Then a conspiracy arises that threatens the Emperor and they alone must decide whether he lives or dies....

    As young men the brothers are separated and they serve in the Roman military at opposite ends of the Empire. Armin begins to realise he cannot escape his origins and works to unite the tribes of Germania under one banner. Only his brother and the might of the Roman Empire stand between him and his dream of freedom for the Germanic people....

    Regular price: $24.00