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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,908 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colleen McCullough Narrator: Michael York Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Masters of Rome Series Release Date:
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Return to Ancient Rome - where politics, ambition, and greed collide in the fortunes of two fiercely powerful men: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great general who returns from exile to be installed as dictator, and then stuns Rome with his startling self-imposed retirement; and Pompey, the young scion of an enormously powerful rural family, who determines to leapfrog over the traditional milestones to Roman political pre-eminence by any means necessary.

Passionate, ambitious, and larger than life, these men play out their fortunes against rebellious elements in Spain, dangerous rumblings in the East and the doomed slave revolt of the tragic figure Spartacus. But a greater threat to their place in history awaits - the fiery young warrior Julius Caesar, exploding now into manhood, his priest's robe shed in a most surprising manner. A newcomer to military glory and the Senate, he earns a formidable reputation as diplomat, lawyer and politician.

In fascinating and unrivaled grandeur, Fortune's Favorites sows the seeds of Caesar's terrible rivalry with Pompey, and sets into motion the events which will finally enable him to tower over history for all time. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Glorious…ambitious…quite entertaining…Colleen McCullough has found her stride.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Wonderful…unforgettable…an impressive piece of work…One of the most intriguing epics in history…A fascinating and surprisingly fast-moving story about some of the most interesting figures in a most important era.” 

    Virginian Pilot

  • “Riveting…fascinating…A creative colossus…McCullough somehow manages to highlight the individuals caught up in the hurricane of history without trivializing its scope of halting its momentum.” 

    Baltimore Sun

  • “Brilliant...fascinating...a story of the ancient world told with authority, humor, richness and a touch of poetry.” 

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ian Billick | 2/14/2014

    " For a fat book it goes quickly. I am interested in the time period and so enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/11/2014

    " The third book in the Masters of Rome series introduces characters and Roman wars politics that are more familiar to us in present times. It is here that we learn of Julius Caesar's childhood and the events leading up to his political rise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Irene | 2/9/2014

    " Not everyone may agree with my ratings, but I'm a devoted fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ainsley | 2/8/2014

    " The stage is being set for Gaius Julius Caesar. McCullough has a gift for bringing dusty old characters out of history and into vivid life (as she imagines it). Pompey v Sulla. What a saga! "

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