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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (794 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Scarrow Narrator: Steven Pacey Publisher: Headline Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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While centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their transport ship is almost capsized by a tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete, where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands. In the chaotic aftermath, large bands of the island's slaves begin to revolt and the local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration.

When the local governor of the province hears that Macro and Cato have arrived on the island, he summons them at once. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor calls on these experienced Roman officers for help. Can Macro and Cato move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island?

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 2/16/2014

    " Great characters! Great reading! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doug Newdick | 2/14/2014

    " I really enjoyed the first few Simon Scarrow books about Macro and Cato. Squarely in the Bernard Cornwell historic adventure genre, nothing ground-breaking, but good fun and well crafted. But the latest ones are feeling a bit tired and formulaic. By-the-numbers even. I'll keep reading, but the series is not as compelling as it once was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/11/2014

    " Really enjoyed book 9 of Simon Scarrow's "Eagle Series". Highly recommend this series to lovers of historical fiction. Two more books left to go. I'd love to see the books adapted for TV. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kyle Dent | 12/10/2013

    " Brilliant historical fiction story based in roman times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/28/2013

    " Fast paced, this book follows the difficult storyline of Macro and Cato trying to quell a slave revolt, and yet we remain on their side throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevyn | 7/19/2013

    " Fans of Cato and macro will read it and not be let down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kent Disch | 4/1/2013

    " After 9 of these books, the plots are starting to get awfully familiar. The settings change, sure, but the story seems to remain the same. Might be time to retire Macro and Cato. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barry | 12/10/2012

    " Another excellent adventure with Macro and Cato, this time a slave revolt after an earthquake in Crete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 10/23/2012

    " Proof that authors don't always go stale when they get well into a series (also proof that you should kill your enemies as son as you get the chance) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon Williams | 8/22/2012

    " I don't know how he keeps turning out work like this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andre Domingues | 8/20/2012

    " Has the same quality and plot of the 8 books that preced it, so the Eagle's Saga continues. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee Green | 3/12/2012

    " I enjoyed this book more than the last couple. "

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