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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,336 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lindsey Davis Narrator: Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, Trevor Peacock Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Returning to Rome after his mission to Germania, Falco finds that his mother is being harassed by a centurion named Censorinus, who says he is chasing a debt owed to him by Falco's brother Festus. Censorinus claims that Festus was involved in a syndicate, shipping valuable statues from Greece - and that even when his ship sunk; Festus had guaranteed that everyone in the group would get their money back.

Now, however, Festus is dead, and Falco knows he didn't leave a legacy. When Falco refuses to cough up any money, he and Censorinus end up fighting... and later, the centurion turns up dead. Under suspicion of murder, Falco must confront his past and uncover his brother's secrets before he can clear his name and solve the mystery.

Following on from BBC Radio 4's hugely successful dramatisations of The Silver Pigs, Shadows in Bronze, Venus in Copper and The Iron Hand of Mars, this funny and fast-moving fifth story starring Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, and Trevor Peacock is a treat for all Falco fans. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/19/2014

    " Davis crafts wonderfully believable familial relationships, and they're definitely the high point of this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/18/2014

    " I enjoy the Falco mysteries, especially how well the characters are drawn and how well Davis has melded in her extensive knowledge the Roman World of that time without making the book feel like a history lesson. However, this story did not engage me as much as the others I've read. it wasn't boring, jsut not as fascinating as some of the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scot | 2/18/2014

    " Fifth in this series set in a well researched first century Rome. This mystery involves discovering whatever became of a statue that Falco's deceased older brother seems to have lost in a major swindle attempt just before he died in a battle in faroff Judea. There is at least one murder connected to this intrigue, and because Falco's extended family is now directly threatened by those claiming recompense both for the buying and the selling of this lost artifact, he must put aside the issues he has with his estranged father, a lively personable scoundrel quite a bit like Falco himself, and learn to work with him as a team. Davis never disappoints if you're looking for endearing characters in historical fiction that vividly entertains even as it painlessly instructs us so much about that earlier society and culture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/7/2014

    " 1940 detective novel meets ancient Rome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beverley | 2/6/2014

    " Great series - very funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Kelsey | 1/20/2014

    " Another good read, I enjoy Falco more and more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/23/2013

    " Not bad...one of the better installments in the series, especially given the focus on Falco's insane family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanne | 11/12/2013

    " Despite the fact that its set in Rome (with brief foray) to Capua I didn't like this one as much as some of the others. Just a bit predictable in parts... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Hawes | 10/18/2013

    " The one with the brother, the long lost father, the underground artworld and the statue of Poseidon (or is it Zeus!?) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce Baker | 6/19/2013

    " fun fun in Roman times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenine | 3/6/2013

    " Good ending. Good handling of Falco's family grudge moving a bit. Excellent sculptor bamboozle. I loved the debt paid in small change as well, I wonder if that's something from the law courts or other roman litt? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Marren | 10/29/2012

    " I love Falco and his escapades. This one was no exception! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 6/30/2012

    " The best one so far - you learn much moire about Falco's family, and throgh them, you learn more about Falco. Also a really good mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 5/16/2012

    " A solid entry in the Falco series. This time we learn more about his father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yana Kennedy | 3/23/2012

    " Another wonderful audio dramatisation. Now dilemma, no more books on audio until no 13, do I skip to them and hope they do 6-12 or wait???? Watch me skip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Brown | 9/7/2011

    " Another funny and engaging story of Falco the Roman informer and his family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/11/2011

    " A solid entry in the Falco series. This time we learn more about his father. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 1/2/2011

    " Not bad...one of the better installments in the series, especially given the focus on Falco's insane family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/9/2009

    " The one with the brother, the long lost father, the underground artworld and the statue of Poseidon (or is it Zeus!?) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 2/8/2009

    " The best one so far - you learn much moire about Falco's family, and throgh them, you learn more about Falco. Also a really good mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TheIron | 1/4/2009

    " Didius Falco continues his struggles with the Love of his life, the underworld, and the uberworld of ancient Rome. Not the best one, but definately a good read., "

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About the Author
Author Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is the author of the acclaimed historical novels The Course of Honor and Rebels and Traitors. Her internationally bestselling novels featuring Marcus Didius Falco have earned her the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. She lives in London.