Warrior of Rome
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  • 1
    Fire in the East - Warrior of Rome | Harry Sidebottom

    Fire in the East - Warrior of Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
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    The far-flung and isolated citadel of Arete faces out across the wasteland, awaiting the inevitable invasion. One man is sent to marshal the defences of this lonely city; one man to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power; a man whose name itself means war, a man called Ballista.

    Maps and appendix please

    This book apparently contains a helpful appendix supplementing the characters, history, with maps. This is not the only audio book that would be enh..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 12 2009 by John (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)
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    Fire in the East: Warrior of Rome, Book 1 | Harry Sidebottom

    Fire in the East: Warrior of Rome, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    Story
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    A.D. 255. The Roman imperium is stretched to the breaking point, its authority and might challenged throughout the territories and along every border. One man is sent to marshal the defenses of a lonely city and to shore up the crumbling walls of a once indomitable symbol of Roman power, a man whose very name means war: a man called Ballista. So unfolds an epic drama - a story of empire, heroes, treachery, courage, and most of all, of brutal, bloody warfare.

    Was a Bit Sharpe-ish

    I am big fan of military history based fiction, mostly in Medieval to the 1800's, therefore I was more than happy to try a new author and a new era. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2014 by Cisco Rivera ()
  • 2
    King of Kings: Warrior of Rome, Book 2 | Harry Sidebottom

    King of Kings: Warrior of Rome, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    In A.D. 256, the specter of treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire. The sparks of Christian fervor have spread through the empire like wildfire, and the imperium is alive with the machinations of dangerous and powerful men. All the while, Sassanid forces press forward relentlessly along the eastern frontier. The battle-bloodied General Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete only to find that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive.

    Historical novel buff's dream

    I was out of state and on vacation, my friend knew I love historical novels. He didn't have book one but this one can stand alone. I pretty much liste..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 11 2013 by Bonnie (Bellmore, NY, United States)
  • 3
    Lion of the Sun: Warrior of Rome, Book 3 | Harry Sidebottom

    Lion of the Sun: Warrior of Rome, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
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    Story
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    Betrayed by his most trusted adviser, Roman Emperor Valerian has been captured by the Sassanid barbarians. The shame of the vanquished beats down mercilessly like the desert sun as the frail old emperor prostrates himself before Shapur, king of kings. Ballista looks on helplessly but vows under his breath to avenge those who have brought the empire to the brink of destruction with their treachery.

    War is UGLY

    Never read the print version and most likely wouldn't

    Reviewed on January 17 2013 by Bonnie (Bellmore, NY, United States)
  • 4
    The Caspian Gates | Harry Sidebottom

    The Caspian Gates

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
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    AD262 - the Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne. Furthermore, Ephesus, Asia's metropolis, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the North. The barbaric Goth tribes sail towards Ephesus, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them.

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    The Caspian Gates: Warrior of Rome, Book IV | Harry Sidebottom

    The Caspian Gates: Warrior of Rome, Book IV

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    AD 262: The Roman Imperium is in turmoil after the struggle for the throne that brought Gallienus to power. Ephesus, the metropolis of the Eastern Empire, lies in ruins, shattered by a mighty earthquake. Its citizens live in fear as the mob overwhelms the city, baying for blood to avenge the gods who have punished them. Yet an even greater threat to the Empire advances from the north: the barbaric Goth tribes, determined to pillage the city. Only Ballista, Warrior of Rome, knows the ways of the barbarians, and only he can defeat them.

    Professorial

    Pompus, professorial, crude review of high school greek history and latin

    Reviewed on February 24 2014 by Michael (Texas)
  • 5
    The Wolves of the North: A Warrior of Rome Novel, Book 5 | Harry Sidebottom

    The Wolves of the North: A Warrior of Rome Novel, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    In the fifth novel in Harry Sidebottom’s acclaimed and best selling Warrior of Rome historical fiction series, Ballista returns to undertake yet another epic mission - while the Roman Empire reels in chaos around him. In AD 263, the Roman Empire is close to turmoil as violent uprisings threaten to shatter the fragile balance of power. In the north, the tribes are increasingly bold in their raids on the Imperium. Ballista must undertake his most treacherous journey yet. He must face the Heruli - the Eaters of Flesh, the Wolves of the North - the most brutal tribe of them all, and try to turn them against one another.

    Series Continues with Much Action

    Sidebotttom may be relatively new to the historical fiction novels regarding Rome but combined with Rudnicki & the authors academic background he is a..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2013 by G.Monie (Bethpage, NY, United States)
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    The Amber Road: Warrior of Rome, Book 6 | Harry Sidebottom

    The Amber Road: Warrior of Rome, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (55)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
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    In AD 264, the Roman Empire has been torn in two. The western provinces - Gaul, Spain, and Britain - have been seized by Postumus, the pretender to the throne. To the east, on the plains of northern Italy, the armies of the emperor Gallienus muster, and he is keen to take his rightful place of power. A war between two emperors is coming, and everyone must choose a side.

    good book.

    Sidebottom is a great story teller and brings the age of iron and rust together with great characters and pitched battles. I hope the next book takes..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2017 by S. Brabant (MI usa)
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    The Amber Road | Harry Sidebottom

    The Amber Road

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Harry Sidebottom
    • Narrated By Nick Boulton
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    AD 264 - The Roman Empire is torn in two. The latest blazing novel in the Warrior of Rome series. The western provinces - Gaul, Spain and Britain - have been seized; to the east, on the plains of northern Italy, armies muster. War is coming. Everyone must choose a side. Ballista must journey the Amber Road to the far north to Hyperborea, back to his original home and the people of his birth. Yet not all welcome Ballista’s return. Does treachery pose the greatest danger?

    Perhaps a book too far ...

    I have loved this series of novels. You really can't fault Dr. Sidebottom's depth of knowledge in this field and he shows that knowledge without prete..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2013 by Grant (National park, New Zealand)