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    • Curses and Smoke

    • A Novel of Pompeii
    • By: Vicky Alvear Shecter
    • Narrated by: Marisol Ramirez, Zach Villa
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Tag is a medical slave, doomed to spend his life healing his master's injured gladiators. But his warrior's heart yearns to fight in the gladiator ring himself and earn enough money to win his freedom. Lucia is the daughter of Tag's owner, doomed by her father's greed to marry a much older Roman man. But she loves studying the natural world around her home in Pompeii, and lately she's been noticing some odd occurrences in the landscape: small lakes disappearing; a sulfurous smell in the air...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written

    • By Dog lover on 06-11-18

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Cleopatra Rules!

    • The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen
    • By: Vicky Alvear Shecter
    • Narrated by: Cherise Boothe
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Good. Evil. Dangerous. Glamorous. Will the real Cleopatra please stand up? Almost everything we know about the last queen of Egypt came from her enemies the Romans. Now it's time to meet the ''real'' Cleopatra, a ruler more complex, brilliant, and powerful than we ever knew. Cleopatra didn't just rock the boat when she became queen at seventeen. She rocked the world with brilliant alliances that kept her in power and in control. When Mark Antony tried to put Egypt under his thumb, she negotiated for - and won - more territory than any Egyptian ruler had snagged in generations.

    Regular price: $13.99