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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,724 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lindsey Davis Narrator: Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, and Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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Anton Lesser and Anna Madeley star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Lindsey Davis's second best-selling Falco novel featuring the Roman detective.

Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Marcus Didius Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his friend Petronius. He conveniently forgets to mention to his companion that this will be no holiday. They have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts in Neapolis, Capreae, and Pompeii. The idyllic seaside location fails to help his doomed romance with Helena Justina, whom Falco met and courted so stormily in The Silver Pigs. The deeper he probes, the more it seems that Helena is inextricably connected to the elite plotters, in ways that the smitten Falco cannot bear to contemplate. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darren | 2/18/2014

    " Okay, I didn't actually finish the book. I. love the period, but could neither get interested in the main character nor the mystery. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 2/5/2014

    " It wasn't bad, the story. But because it was dramatised, there were several voices. The "voice" for Marcus Didius Falco is different than in the first book in the series. I preferred the actor in the first book who sounded more like what I imagined Falco would sound like. However, this story cleans up the "mess" in "The Silver Pigs", the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sequelguerrier | 1/18/2014

    " For me this was the first Falco novel I read and I was immediately hooked on the fresh and different Roman PI and his redoubtable girlfriend. Davis manages to bring every day plebeian Roman life to credible life and Falco makes a likeable, bumbling PI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will Boncher | 1/13/2014

    " A fun mystery with some nice twists, and definitely an interesting setting. I'll probably continue with the series at some point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elliott Robins | 12/22/2013

    " Just good fun, am reading the whole series though not easy to get the early volumes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 12/17/2013

    " Great historical detail and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roshni | 11/9/2013

    " Great mystery set in Ancient Rome. Falco's rugged realism and sarcasm is refreshing and adds to the the multi-layered mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 10/16/2013

    " Again loved the book. Am making my way through all the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/15/2013

    " There's nothing wrong with this series, but it just doesn't quite hit the sweet spot for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Mccumiskey | 7/26/2013

    " This is the first in the Falco series. We meet Marcus Didius falco a Roman Informer. Great books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/15/2013

    " OK, but a bit predictable in parts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 liirogue | 12/20/2012

    " I am really enjoying this series - the writing is witty, the plot is intriguing, and the characters are deeply drawn. I can't wait until I read the next! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenine | 9/20/2012

    " Aww! A re-read because I've been foisting these on my neighbor. Just as good as the first time. I love Falco and nephew casing the neighborhood by offering guttering for sale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TheIron Paw | 10/21/2011

    " More of Didius Falco and the Senator's Daughter "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 8/2/2011

    " Had lots of trouble getting into this book. I've loved the other ones ... maybe it was just my mood. Finally gave up at the half-way point since my husband wanted to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Brown | 5/22/2011

    " Enjoyable read full of colour and some wonderful turns if phrase. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 5/9/2011

    " OK, but a bit predictable in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 4/25/2011

    " Again loved the book. Am making my way through all the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/7/2011

    " One major plot point is glaringly obvious, but you get why Falco is unwilling to notice. The rest of it is terrific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yari | 12/7/2010

    " Great book, although it took a while to get to the most interesting part (when Helena is in the story). Still, the ending is great and surprising. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geri | 11/16/2010

    " I enjoy following Marcus Didius Falco. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirby | 9/10/2010

    " Still having a good time with detective (informer) Falco.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 9/2/2010

    " LJ was blocked at work for a few days, so this is a little delayed. Another fun Roman mystery, though I felt this one went on a little longer than it needed to. Still, I like the characters, and am attached to them already!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 8/30/2010

    " A fun mystery with some nice twists, and definitely an interesting setting. I'll probably continue with the series at some point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 4/24/2010

    " This is one of the few mystery series I have read where the plot almost doesn't seem to matter--I enjoy hanging out with Falco, his dysfunctional family and friends, and the lovely Helena Justina that it almost doesn't matter that the plot is often hard to figure out... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 4/2/2010

    " Had lots of trouble getting into this book. I've loved the other ones ... maybe it was just my mood. Finally gave up at the half-way point since my husband wanted to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/2/2010

    " Revisiting an old favorite over the holidays--historical details, modern sensibility, sleuth cracks wise, the Empire is saved. "

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About the Author
Author Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is an English novelist best known for her award-winning historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire. The acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series earned her the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, and Alexandria made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is also the author of the acclaimed historical novels The Course of Honor and Rebels and Traitors. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the 2011 Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for lifetime achievement. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, she read English at Oxford and worked for the civil service for thirteen years before becoming a writer.