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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781455176113
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Written nearly a century ago and translated into over fifty languages, this masterpiece of historical fiction is one of the best-selling novels in history and the inspiration for the MGM motion picture of 1951. An epic of love and courage in Nero’s time, it illustrates the conflict of moral ideas within the Roman Empire at the dawn of Christianity.

Marcus, a Roman officer in Nero’s army, risks his career, his family, and even his life when he falls in love with a Christian woman named Callina. In order to win Callina’s love, Marcus must come to understand the true meaning of her religion, even as Rome sinks under the excesses of Nero and Christians are thrown to the lions. Quo Vadis brims with the passion and life as it explores one of the turning points in history.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joji Grace | 2/20/2014

    " I took a challenge of reading a book written in the late 1800's and was rewarded v. well. A wonderful love story between a Roman and a Christian and it was interesting to read the characters, issues and way of life during ancient Roman times. Gruesome depiction of Christian persecutions towards the end. Saints Peter & Paul even made appearances. I highly recommend this unique religious, suspenseful novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marco Menagé | 2/11/2014

    " Nobelprijswinnaar, en dat is volkomen terecht. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 1/21/2014

    " This book opened my eyes to the realities of the lives of Romans and Christians. It was great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taufan Gio | 1/18/2014

    " I read this great book as I was in elementary school. Too bad I've lost it then :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ic2013 | 1/13/2014

    " It's an apology for Christianity and historical fiction. Good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/28/2013

    " This book took me and eternity to read. I read it for my History course. I enjoyed it. It was a great way to get a glimps of life in ancient Rome "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beky | 12/23/2013

    " I found this books In secondhand book shop, printed in 1911. and it costed only 10 euros !! check out ma-bibliotheque.tumblr.com "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 N. | 12/22/2013

    " Wonderful...!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justina | 12/20/2013

    " My favourite Polish book. Although I don't usually read books for the second time, I'm sure one day I'll get back to "Quo vadis" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ewa | 12/10/2013

    " The main reason I will always love this book is the story of Petronius and his slave Eunice relationship. Certainly not central one but without it most probably I would rate the whole much lower. They are one of my all time favourite couples in literature. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie | 11/5/2013

    " Quaint Roman soap opera "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 10/18/2013

    " Contrast between a very secular worldly culture and the spiritual life lived by the Christians in Rome. It does show a lot of the immorality of Rome in Nero's time. The Christians went through horrible deaths, but their evident trust in Christ made a huge impact on those who watched them die. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morris Nelms | 10/17/2013

    " It's good. It's long, but once it gets going it's a fun read. The period details seem very accurate. The philosophical conversations between Petronius and the other characters are very well written and have moments of profundity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria Jiménez | 7/20/2013

    " ES MI LIBRO FAVORITO. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tetuko Nuringtyas | 7/7/2013

    " cerita sejarah yang memukau hari-hari saya dengan sekelumit kata, " QUO VADIS.... " "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don Mcguire | 11/13/2012

    " exhausting!!! some great set pieces, and well researched, but just tootoo much detail & too many emotional scenes where Xtian and Roman values come into the same collision... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Domini | 9/4/2012

    " Had to stop at Chapter 36 -- way too slow going for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorena Francisca | 4/20/2012

    " Fue uno de mis libros de cabecera en mi adolescencia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 3/10/2012

    " The language takes some adjusting but it is a wonderful read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nate | 1/4/2012

    " Read this book. Do it. An historical fiction that not only educates on the fall of Rome and the rise of Christianity, but tells a great story about a few of characters involved in those world-altering events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 benebean | 12/7/2011

    " wow, one of less than a handful of Christian fiction books that I enjoy and admire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agaa | 5/20/2011

    " Read this one a long time ago for school - remember quite enjoying it - would like to reread! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 aldozirsov | 3/6/2011

    " Edisi Pertama terjemahan Indonesia Quo Vadis? karangan Henryk Sienkiewicz terbitana Gramedia tahun 1981. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 3/2/2011

    " loved it at 16. Would I like it so much now? Dunno. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don | 2/17/2011

    " exhausting!!! some great set pieces, and well researched, but just tootoo much detail & too many emotional scenes where Xtian and Roman values come into the same collision... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/2/2011

    " The only thing that kept me from reading this book a second time was the sheer size of it, the wrighting is in a masterful style. It perfectly portarys the roman courruption, and at times it was quite depperessing. I loved the romance between Marcus and Ligia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 1/9/2011

    " The film in 1954 was stunning but the book was also very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 1/2/2011

    " It wasn't easy to read, but it was so worth it. I loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 12/30/2010

    " The language takes some adjusting but it is a wonderful read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 12/17/2010

    " This book was beautiful. Really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jak2 | 12/10/2010

    " A bit thick with the Christian faith, but a good read nonetheless. "

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About the Author
Author Henryk Sienkiewicz

Henryk Adam Alexander Pius Sienkiewicz (1846–1916) was born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland. He studied at Warsaw, traveled in the USA, and in the 1870s began to write articles, short stories, and novels. His major work was a war trilogy about seventeenth-century Poland, consisting of Ogniem i mieczem (With Fire and Sword, 1884), Potop (The Deluge, 1886), and Pan Wolodyjowski (Fire in the Steppe, 1888). His most widely known book is Quo Vadis, which has been filmed several times, most notably in 1951 by Mervyn LeRoy. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905.

About the Narrator

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.