Fire in the East: Warrior of Rome, Book I Audiobook, by Harry Sidebottom Play Audiobook Sample

Fire in the East: Warrior of Rome, Book I Audiobook

Fire in the East: Warrior of Rome, Book I Audiobook, by Harry Sidebottom Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Warrior of Rome Series Release Date: January 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781483066714

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Longest Chapter Length:

96:30 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

17:51 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

48:17 minutes

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Publisher Description

AD 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.

The spectacular flair for explosive action, depth of literary and geographic knowledge, as well as the psychological complexity of the characters makes Fire in the East a trulyauthoritative historical adventure. Already a bestseller in the UK, Fire in the East is the first gripping installment in an immense grand narrative—the Warrior of Rome series.

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“Harry Sidebottom works on Rome’s third century the magic that Patrick O’Brian applied to Nelson’s navy. He has the touch of an exceptionally gifted storyteller, drawing on prodigious learning.” 

— Timothy Severin, author of The Viking Trilogy 


  • “Sidebottom’s prose blazes with searing scholarship.” 

    — Times (London)
  • “[An] action-packed and detail-rich narrative. This novel of sharp swords and blunt wit should find an appreciative audience among bloodthirsty battle boys of all ages.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “The best sort of red-blooded historical fiction.”

    — Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy

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About Harry Sidebottom

Harry Sidebottom received his doctorate in ancient history at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He has taught at various universities, including his alma mater, where he is now a fellow and director of studies in ancient history at St. Benet's Hall and lecturer in ancient history at Lincoln College.

About Stefan Rudnicki

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than five thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than nine hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.