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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry Turtledove Narrator: Simon Vanc Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bestselling author Harry Turtledove turns his attention to an epic battle that pits three Roman legions against Teutonic barbarians in a thrilling novel of Ancient Rome.

Publius Quinctilius Varus, a Roman politician, is summoned by the Emperor, Augustus Caesar. Given three legions and sent to the Roman frontier east of the Rhine, his mission is to subdue the barbarous German tribes where others have failed and bring their land fully under Rome’s control.

Arminius, a prince of the Cherusci, is playing a deadly game. He serves in the Roman Army, gaining Roman citizenship and officer’s rank and learning the arts of war and policy as practiced by the Romans. What he learns is essential for the survival of Germany, for he must unite his people against Rome before they become enslaved by the Empire and lose their way of life forever.

An epic battle is brewing, and these two men stand on opposite sides of what will forever be known as the Battle of the Teutoberg Forest—a ferocious, bloody clash that will change the course of history.

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  • “The fantastic action scenes and taut narrative make this a fine addition to the ancient Roman battles canon.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian | 2/1/2014

    " I'll post a better review once I'm done. It's another Harry Turtledove takes a bit of history and gives a fictional account of what happened. This time, it's Germany in the time of the Roman Empire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Brian Baird | 2/1/2014

    " Harry Turtledove normally has a style I enjoy. Found this one to be very repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David R. | 1/26/2014

    " A stronger-than-average Turtledove selection. Liked: gives depth (through well developed characters) of a real historical incident (this is not a contrafactual), doesn't flip among too many character story lines--a Turtledove habit, doesn't let the battle overwhelm the story line. Disliked: Characters endlessly repeat some mantras (e.g. "one day this will be a proper Roman province")---a bad Turtledove habit. Even better than *Fort Pillow*. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christopher | 1/14/2014

    " Overly long and complex. A straight up Harry Turtledove novel. "

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About the Author
Author Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove, known as the “Master of Alternative History,” is the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of a number of bestselling series and standalone novels. He received his PhD from UCLA in Byzantine history and worked as a technical writer for the Los Angeles County Office of Education before becoming a full-time fiction writer. He also served as the treasurer of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He has written a number of successful series, including the Crosstime Traffic series, the Darkness series, and the Worldwar I Colonization series, among others. His standalone works include Ruled Brittania, Every Inch a King, Conan of Venarium, Household Gods, and Justinian.