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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (396 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Maddox Roberts Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The SPQR Series Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781441764409
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It was a summer of glorious triumph for the mighty Roman Republic. Her invincible legions had brought all foreign enemies to their knees. But in Rome there was no peace. The streets were flooded with the blood of murdered citizens, and there were rumors of more atrocities to come. Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger was convinced a conspiracy existed to overthrow the government, a sinister cabal that could only be destroyed from within. But admission into the traitorous society of evil carried a grim price: the life of Decius’ closest friend—and maybe his own.

The author’s masterful writing and impeccable faithfulness to historical fact join together to create a grippingly suspenseful tale of murder and conspiracy in Ancient Rome.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Roberts again proves that he’s perfectly at home in the urban sprawl of ancient Rome…Readers familiar with the period will be entertained by passing references, such as to the posturing Julius Caesar or to young Catullus.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Roberts’ historical mystery, set amid the Roman Empire, fascinates with its vivid imagery and wit…Simon Vance adeptly pronounces the Latin names, titles, and terms, and infuses the characters with memorable vocal attributes—accents, age differences, irony, and compelling emphasis…Cameos of true historical figures shine with Vance’s inflections.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ak Hauck | 9/23/2013

    " Great fun. As a fan of Cicero, I especially enjoyed reading the attitudes of fellow Romans over the actions he took during the Catiline conspiracy. Look forward to reading through this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 2/27/2013

    " Good sequel to the first book. I enjoy the peculiar combo of mystery, history, and historical fiction in this series. It's light enough for me to pick it up and go through it in a couple days, but it does such a fine job of world-building that it draws on my imagination too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/24/2012

    " I really like the Catiline Conspiracy. This had less detail than Steven Saylor's version. But still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stormhawk | 9/18/2012

    " Entertaining mystery, but I never found myself really engaged by the story. the backdrop is an actual event in Roman history, but the story ends up being more about the political intrigue than the murders, and I read a murder mystery for the murders! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Roussakis | 2/15/2012

    " I love Historical novels and J.M.Roberts is one of the Grand Masters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rabbitprincess | 1/17/2012

    " Read this because we had talked about Catiline in our Latin class. A fun mystery. Not sure how historically accurate everything was, but it certainly felt realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 12/17/2011

    " Second in this very interesting series is a take on one of the most confusing incidents of ancient Roman history. Roberts' take on it offers new perspective on the subject and it is a fascinating read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine E. | 11/4/2011

    " I haven't finished this because I kept losing the thread of the plot, so I decided to move onto something else. I didn't dislike it, though, and will pick it up another time when I'm in the mood for it. I think I'd prefer reading this one to listening to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 8/26/2011

    " I really enjoy this series, but didn't enjoy this book in the series as much as the two others I've read, most likely because I liked Steven Saylor's mystery featuring Catalina's conspiracy better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 5/2/2011

    " Extremely convoluted political goings on in Ancient Rome. Seemed to exist mostly of description of who was conspiring with whom in what faction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 2/21/2011

    " I am undecided about the three stars: it wasn't all that much of a mystery but rather a story set in the late Roman Republic in all its gory, convoluted politics. I will give Decius another opportunity to prove himself a true (if amateur) detective of the period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/3/2010

    " I love Historical novels and J.M.Roberts is one of the Grand Masters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 10/24/2009

    " Extremely convoluted political goings on in Ancient Rome. Seemed to exist mostly of description of who was conspiring with whom in what faction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/11/2009

    " I really like the Catiline Conspiracy. This had less detail than Steven Saylor's version. But still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 8/4/2008

    " Second in this very interesting series is a take on one of the most confusing incidents of ancient Roman history. Roberts' take on it offers new perspective on the subject and it is a fascinating read. "

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About the Author
Author John Maddox Roberts

John Maddox Roberts is the author of numerous works of science fiction and fantasy, in addition to his successful historical SPQR mystery series. He lives in Estancia, New Mexico, with his wife.

About the Narrator

John Lee has read more than 100 audiobooks. His work has garnered multiple Earphones Awards and won AudioFile‘s Best Voice in Fiction & Classics in both 2008 and 2009. He also narrates video games, does voice-over work, and writes plays. He is an accomplished stage actor and has written and co-produced the feature films Breathing Hard and Forfeit. He played Alydon in the 1963–64 Doctor Who serial The Daleks.