Emperor

8 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,980 ratings

EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged) Publisher's Summary

On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.
©2009 Conn Iggulden (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged)

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392

    On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • thin characterizations, focus on fights and battle

    • By jessica on 09-04-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Gates of Rome

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the betrayals that almost tore it apart, the Emperor novels tell the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. The Gates of Romeintroduces an ambitious young man facing his first great test. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of Genre

    • By Kimberly on 04-09-12

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged)

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 18 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 436
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    Abandoned after months of captivity, Julius Caesar gathers recruits that he will forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors. But soon a new crisis threatens: a gladiator named Spartacus.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very Bad History

    • By Lou on 01-16-14

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Death of Kings

    • Book II of The Emperor Series
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 27

    In a sparsely settled region of North Africa, a band of disheveled soldiers turn their eyes toward one man among them: their leader, Julius Caesar. The soldiers are Roman legionaries. And their quarry is a band of pirates who dared to kidnap Julius Caesar for ransom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing...

    • By Joe Amora on 05-09-17

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Paul Blake
    • Length: 17 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322

    Julius Caesar has taken his legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes. But as his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his friendship with Marcus Brutus, brother-in-arms and fellow warrior. Although the conquest of Gaul has made Caesar a hero all over again, his victories on the battlefield cause still more rivalries at home. And ultimately Caesar and Brutus will have to choose whether to cross the Rubicon - together or singly - and to take the fight to Rome itself.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • How To Ruin a Good Story

    • By Danny on 01-09-13

    Regular price: $22.38

  • Book 4

    • EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Paul Blake
    • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    The fourth volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar - an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, fair story teller

    • By Michael on 07-19-15

    Regular price: $22.38

  • Book 5

    • EMPEROR: The Blood of Gods, Book 5 (Unabridged)

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody... Rome's great hero has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar's adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar. Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution and avenge his father's death.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narrator made me wince

    • By Fredrik Pettersen on 10-07-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Emperor: The Blood of Gods

    • The Emperor Series, Book 5
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Michael Healy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Julius Caesar has been cut down. His blood stains the hands of a cabal of bold conspirators, led by famed general Marcus Brutus - whom Caesar once called a friend. Have these self-proclaimed liberators bravely slain a power-mad tyrant or brutally murdered the beloved Father of Rome? Hailed as heroes by a complicit Senate and granted amnesty, the killers eagerly turn toward plotting the empire’s future under their control. But Caesar’s death does not rest easily with all of Rome.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • HORRIBLE performance destroyed an interesting book

    • By Gustavo Murad on 06-25-15

    Regular price: $20.97