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4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Dando-Collins Narrator: Stuart Langton Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion as he follows Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history reveals countless previously unknown details about Roman military practices, Caesar's conduct as a commander and his relationships with officers and legionnaires, and the daily routine and discipline of the Legion.

From penetrating insights into the mind of history's greatest general to a grunt's-eye view of the gruesome realities of war in the Classical Age, this unique and riveting true account sets a new standard of excellence and detail to which all authors of ancient military history will now aspire.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frankx99 | 2/15/2014

    " Caesar's legion conqering the world and kicking ass. Need I say more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Faulkner | 1/12/2014

    " Absolutely fantastic read on the day-to-day of the average Roman legionnaire. Incredibly detailed look at how they were raised, trained, paid and eventually retired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 1/6/2014

    " somewhat disappointed - the book blurb says it's a definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion - Ceasar's legion. But it's more of a general history of names and dates and battles. Would have liked to have seen more details of the actual men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Mask | 12/30/2013

    " One of my go to books to understand the legions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cur3t | 12/27/2013

    " Excellent history of one of Rome's most famous legions. The lives lived by a legionare were filled with discipline, boredom, terror, anger, frustration; much like any soldier in any other era. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reza Peigahi | 12/8/2013

    " I listened to the audio book, but the print stares at me from my shelves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xthun | 11/16/2013

    " Less information as i thought "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 10/29/2013

    " What can I say but awesome. I couldn't put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 10/17/2013

    " Part of a series. see my review for Cleopatra's Kidnappers for my impressions on all four books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 9/23/2013

    " While I agree with other reviewers that the speculative history presented here is a bit shaky, it's still a masterfully told tale of an elite Roman legion during the "glory years" of the Empire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Tom | 8/21/2013

    " This had me on the edge of my seat. Wonderful suspense filled epic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johntaylor1973 | 5/13/2013

    " Great book for any HBO Rome lovers. This is the more historically accurate story. Long live the 10th! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R.W. Peake | 3/21/2013

    " This book convinced me to use the 10th Legion in my own story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benedict | 3/16/2013

    " Worth reading, though the writing needs an uptick in quality. A nice bit of history to learn by reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick Miller | 8/19/2012

    " This is the greatest book I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raymond Markley | 4/27/2012

    " For someone like me who learned about Romans through reading fiction, this book is invaluable. It is an easy read, with a nice mix of information and some humor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Rude | 3/30/2012

    " The focus is on the 10th legion, but many of the other legions and generals are also mentioned throughout the book. A lot of historical sources have been used to write this book and the author has done a good job of pulling it all together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffry | 3/28/2012

    " Military histories of specific units (unit histories) can get pretty "inside baseball" pretty quick. This book is no exception. Still, it's well worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James | 2/24/2012

    " Badass book about Caesar's baddest-ass soldiers, who stuck it out and slogged through Europe and later Italy and Macedonian during the Civil War with Pompey. Read most of it at the book store, was that engrossing. Of course, I'm a sap for books about Ancient Warfare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Markhiller | 1/6/2012

    " Great read about what was probably the most famous of Ceasars legions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 9/18/2011

    " If you're a fan of ancient Rome, this is a must-read. Simply amazing what Julius Caesar and his legions accomplished. Those were unbelievably tough SOBs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brendan Howard | 6/10/2011

    " A good, good nonfiction read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jakob Krejsa | 4/16/2011

    " it was really really good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 3/5/2011

    " One of my go to books to understand the legions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benedict | 7/13/2010

    " Worth reading, though the writing needs an uptick in quality. A nice bit of history to learn by reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/19/2010

    " The focus is on the 10th legion, but many of the other legions and generals are also mentioned throughout the book. A lot of historical sources have been used to write this book and the author has done a good job of pulling it all together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffry | 7/30/2009

    " Military histories of specific units (unit histories) can get pretty "inside baseball" pretty quick. This book is no exception. Still, it's well worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bruce | 6/30/2009

    " What can I say but awesome. I couldn't put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reza | 1/15/2009

    " I listened to the audio book, but the print stares at me from my shelves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 4/11/2008

    " somewhat disappointed - the book blurb says it's a definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion - Ceasar's legion. But it's more of a general history of names and dates and battles. Would have liked to have seen more details of the actual men. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/23/2008

    " If you're a fan of ancient Rome, this is a must-read. Simply amazing what Julius Caesar and his legions accomplished. Those were unbelievably tough SOBs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frankx99 | 12/28/2007

    " Caesar's legion conqering the world and kicking ass. Need I say more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 8/15/2007

    " Part of a series. see my review for Cleopatra's Kidnappers for my impressions on all four books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johntaylor1973 | 7/9/2007

    " Great book for any HBO Rome lovers. This is the more historically accurate story. Long live the 10th! "

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About the Author

Stephen Dando-Collins is an Australian-born historian and award-winning author who has spent more than three decades studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars. He is the author of many books on Rome and its most famous citizens.

About the Narrator

Stuart Langton is an award-winning theater, film, and television actor. He has been an audiobook narrator for more than ten years. He lives in New York City.