Vespasian

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Vespasian: Tribune of Rome Publisher's Summary

26 AD: Sixteen-year-old Vespasian leaves his family farm for Rome, his sights set on finding a patron and following his brother into the army. But he discovers a city in turmoil and an Empire on the brink.

The aging emperor Tiberius is in seclusion on Capri, leaving Rome in the iron grip of Sejanus, commander of the Praetorian Guard. Sejanus is ruler of the Empire in all but name, but many fear that isn’t enough for him. Sejanus’ spies are everywhere - careless words at a dinner party can be as dangerous as a barbarian arrow. Vespasian is totally out of his depth, making dangerous enemies (and even more dangerous friends - like the young Caligula) and soon finds himself ensnared in a conspiracy against Tiberius.

With the situation in Rome deteriorating, Vespasian flees the city to take up his position as tribune in an unfashionable legion on the Balkan frontier. But even here there is no escaping the politics of Rome. Unblooded and inexperienced, he must lead his men in savage battle with hostile mountain tribes - dangerous enough without renegade Praetorians and Imperial agents trying to kill him too. Somehow, he must survive long enough to uncover the identity of the traitors behind the growing revolt...

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  • Book 4

    • Rome's Fallen Eagle

    • By: Robert Fabbri
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rome, AD 41. Caligula has been assassinated and the Praetorian Guard have proclaimed Claudius Emperor – but his position is precarious. His three freedmen, Narcissus, Pallas and Callistus, must find a way to manufacture a quick victory – but how? Pallas has the answer: retrieve the Eagle of the Seventeenth, lost nearly 40 years before. Who but Vespasian could lead a dangerous mission into the gloomy forests of Germania?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Arjun on 12-04-14

    Regular price: $25.04

  • Book 5

    • Masters of Rome

    • By: Robert Fabbri
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Britannia, 45 AD: Vespasian's brother, Sabinus, is captured by druids. The druids want to offer a potent sacrifice to their gods – not just one Roman Legate, but two. They know that Vespasian will come after his brother and they plan to sacrifice the siblings on midsummer's day. Vespasian must strive to save his brother whilst completing the conquest of the south-west of the haunted isle, before he is drawn inexorably back to Rome and the heart of Imperial politics.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst performance by a narrator ever

    • By Jack on 05-06-15

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  • Book 6

    • Rome's Lost Son

    • By: Robert Fabbri
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rome, AD 51: Vespasian brings Rome's greatest enemy before the emperor. After eight years of resistance, the British warrior Caratacus has been caught. But Agrippina, Emperor Claudius' wife, pardons Caratacus. Claudius is a drunken fool, and Narcissus and Pallas, his freedmen, are battling for control of his throne. Separately,they decide to send Vespasian east to Armenia to defend Rome's interests. Meanwhile the East is in turmoil.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Arjun on 07-23-15

    Regular price: $24.10

  • Book 7

    • The Furies of Rome

    • By: Robert Fabbri
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    AD 58. Rome is in turmoil once more. Emperor Nero has surrounded himself with sycophants, and together they rampage by night through the city. Meanwhile, Nero's extravagance has reached new heights. The Emperor's spending is becoming profligate at the same time as the demands of keeping the provinces subdued have become increasingly unaffordable. Could Nero withdraw from Britannia, and at what price for the Empire?

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  • Book 8

    • Rome's Sacred Flame

    • By: Robert Fabbri
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been ordered to a far-flung empire in Africa to free 200 Roman citizens who have been enslaved by a desert kingdom. But when Vespasian reaches the city, he discovers tensions spilling over into bloody chaos. Battling thirst and exhaustion, Vespasian must help the Romans escape, their only route to survival a desperate race across a barren desert with a hoard of heavily armed rebels at their backs. Meanwhile, back in Rome, Rome's elite fear for their lives as Emperor Nero's extravagance goes unchecked. 

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  • Book 9

    • Emperor of Rome

    • By: Robert Fabbri
    • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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    Rome, AD 67. Vespasian is tasked with the impossible: should he quell the revolt in Judaea, as the emperor Nero has instructed? If his conquest succeeds, he risks becoming the sole object of the emperor's jealousy. If he fails, then his punishment will be severe. But Nero has committed suicide. Sabinus, Vespasian's brother, is caught between the warring factions of Aulus Vitellius, a cruel opportunist, and the noble Marcus Salvius Otho, who finds himself severely outnumbered.

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