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4.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 54.08 out of 5 4.08 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Conn Iggulden Narrator: Robert Glenister Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the betrayals that almost tore it apart, the Emperor novels tell the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. The Gates of Romeintroduces an ambitious young man facing his first great test. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core. Citizen will fight citizen in a bloody conflict - and Julius Caesar will be in the thick of the action. Dazzling in its imagination and storytelling, Gates of Rome is a masterpiece of historical fiction.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel Curtis | 2/14/2014

    " Great historical novel. The whole series of book is a great read. Start with Ceasar as a boy and goes through his whole like. Another fav author. Love these epic historical authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 2/1/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. Picked it up in a YHA exchange in Australia and was upset that I had to wait for the sequels to be written! I don't know how accurate the historical part of the book is, but it's fun and might I add rather swashbuckling! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 1/25/2014

    " Greg and I both loved this series. I was surprised that I would enjoy such a masculine read. It really peaked my interest into that time era. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 1/15/2014

    " In my opinion, if facts are known about people and circumstances, use them, then you can add your own interpretation of the grey areas. This guy completely ignores known facts and makes up his own! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/8/2014

    " i really enjoyed this book. the characters were well-developed, the story was interesting and exciting, and i especially liked the inclusion of factual information at the end of the novel. i intend to read the rest of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 1/4/2014

    " The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden is a very interesting read! I enjoyed every second of it! I know only little details of the ancient Roman Empire and I was unsure as to if I would like this book. I heard that this author was similar to Bernard Cornwell and I was in search of a new book/series/author. This writing is fantastic and indeed similar in writing styles, but very different time periods! I am now on the second book in the series Emperor, and plan to read all 4, soon to be 5 books! I also plan to read his Genghis Khan series as well afterwards. I was a little confused at the begining and it was even a little slow, but got interesting very fast! The book went on to describe battles and politics along with the relationships of characters very well without dragging things out to long and keeping everything detailed and interesting! I can not seem to be able to put the series down! Rome is an interesting time period, and the Gates of Rome can teach you so much about the time period along with allowing a very interesting tale with characters to follow throughout! It is a very suspenseful, thrilling, and interesting book and start to a series that I would highly recommend to people who enjoy history and a thrilling story with plenty of action-packed and detailed battles along the way! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William | 1/4/2014

    " Conn Iggulden blends fact with fiction (and explains the differences in a historical note at the book's conclusion) to create a tale that is both exhilarating and believable. The novel focuses on Julius Caesar as a youth, but weaves a tapestry that fully recognizes the complex leader Caesar would become; he is a rich personage to say the least. The uncompromising actions sequences are relentless if not a bit gory (a la Jack Whyte) , and the quickly established friendship with Marcus Brutus (cause you know how that ends...Et tu, Brute) is masterfully handled. I can only pray that the rest of the series is as good. All hail Caesar!! - "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ashish chatterjee | 12/30/2013

    " Having read Conn Iggulden's Genghis series, this first book of the Emperor series doesn't start of with enough of a bang but ends up pretty well, setting one up with anticipation for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/29/2013

    " A good historical fiction book which provides a great insight into the culture of ancient Rome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 11/30/2013

    " I thought this was a great book. I loved the story and characters and can't wait to read the next one. I had never heard of this author but I am going to start reading more of his stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/20/2013

    " Greatest historical fiction writer ever "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim G | 11/14/2013

    " Love it - even the second time around. I cant wait till my next holiday when I allow myself some more adventure so I can read the next one for the second time also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 3/14/2013

    " This is a f***ing great book! If you like historical fiction (and this is pretty acurate) you should deffinitley check it out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 11/14/2012

    " This is an excellent book. Great descriptions of actions scenes as well as other types of scenes. You will be glad you read it and it moves a long quickly. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brendan | 10/27/2012

    " I enjoyed reading it, but it is far too loose with history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Dobbs | 3/7/2012

    " My wife found this book at the airport on an empty seat! It is one of the best books I've ever read. I recommended it to at least 10 friends that I worked with and they all loved it. Great story with a twist at the end. This series is awesome!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 6/25/2011

    " A well written novel narrating the story of Gaius Julius' early years. Iggulden effectively blurred the lines of fiction with the very sketchy history of Gaius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Per | 6/20/2011

    " Sidvändare. Historiskt känns det hyfsat verklighetstroget. Fick mig att vilja veta mer om Rom och Caesar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/23/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, looking forward to continuing in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 5/12/2011

    " I really give this a 3.5. I thought it started slow but was captivated by the end. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. The book ended with an inticong cliff hanger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/12/2011

    " This series really piqued my interest in Roman military and political history. Fantastic character driven story and a raw and powerful description of life in Roman times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 4/19/2011

    " So darn awesome. A great introduction into the Emperor series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ashish | 4/18/2011

    " Having read Conn Iggulden's Genghis series, this first book of the Emperor series doesn't start of with enough of a bang but ends up pretty well, setting one up with anticipation for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 4/13/2011

    " A fine series and hard to put down, if you can stand the gore-quotient. "

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

    " Good story/ Standard writing

    Fiction, Julius Caesar- Good enough to read, like a standard John Grisham with a cooler story. "

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About the Author
Author Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is the acclaimed author of the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar, and the Conqueror series, which is based on the lives of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai, and Kublai Khan. He is also the coauthor of the bestselling nonfiction work The Dangerous Book for Boys. He lives with his wife and two children in Hertfordshire, England.

About the Narrator

Robert Glenister is a British-born film and television actor best known for his role as Ash Morgan on television’s Hustle and Nicholas Blake in Spooks. He has also narrated numerous audiobooks and earned three AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as a prestigious Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration in 2015.