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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: Jonathan Keeble Publisher: Headline Digital Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor of the province calls on Macro and Cato for help. Can they move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David Campton | 12/10/2013

    " Wherever Centurions Macro and Cato go their paths are dogged by disaster. This time their doomladen shadow falls on the island of Crete, and while the story was inspired by a holiday that Simon Scarrow took on the island, this episode in the ongoing series is no holiday for those involved, as they get caught up in an earthquake, tsunami and a Spartacus-like slave rebellion. Scarrow touches briefly on the necessity and cruelty of the slavery system in the Roman Empire, but sadly doesn't capitalize on that to create sympathy for the rebels, partly because the leader, Ajax, comes across as a 2 dimensional melodramatic villain, with some very stilted dialogue. This is unusual for Scarrow, who normally draws up very believable characters. What is not unusual is that the scenes between Cato and his beloved Julia are embarrassingly cringeworthy. Please Simon, stick to describing battlefield gore rather than romantic twaddle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lindsay | 12/4/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim | 11/23/2013

    " 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 by Simon Williams | 11/1/2013

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

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