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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,551 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi Narrator: Martin Shaw Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2007 ISBN:
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The story opens on the day that the Western Roman Empire collapses finally in 470 AD, as the last emperor of Rome is encamped protected by the Nova Invicta Legion. All is lost in the space of a few minutes as a horde of Barbarians sweep through the camp in the fog, kill the Imperial family, and take the young emperor captive. The Roman Empire is in ruins. But all is not lost. From the dust of battlefields emerges a small team of invincible warriors: The Last Legion. Their task is to rescue the Emperor and his enigmatic tutor and to try and resurrect the glory of Rome.

The film stars Colin Firth, Sir Ben Kingsley, John Hannah, Kevin McKidd (of BBC2's Rome), and Aishwarya Rai. Shot on location in Tunisia, Slovakia, and Capri, this is a Dino De Laurentiis production, directed by Doug Lefler (Dragonheart: A New Beginning).

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quinox | 1/28/2014

    " Something for those who love a good adventure story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Owen Griffin | 1/16/2014

    " Be warned, this is an Arthurian novel in disguise! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saeed Sabbagh | 1/14/2014

    " awesome book alt history "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Felicity Teasdale | 1/10/2014

    " The film was panned - the book should be too. Predictable and with a let down ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/9/2014

    " When I picked this book up I didn't know what to expect. I just wanted to try something a little different. I guess I feared how well it would translate into English given that the writer was Italian. However I was greatly impressed with this book. It captured my imagination fully. I loved the story. I love how its "Arthurian" but not in the classical way. I loved the characters and the history Manfredi used. I would probably recommend it for anyone who likes Arthurian novels. It was a great read and is absolutely one of my favourites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spock | 1/7/2014

    " alla radice del mito di Artu', la fuga (inventata) dell'ultimo imperatore di Roma. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 João Batista | 1/3/2014

    " In Portuguese... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 12/30/2013

    " Fabulous book, really interesting keep me turning the pages at an alarming rate. A beautifully written book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 12/26/2013

    " Amazing book. I love origin stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanvir Muntasim | 12/17/2013

    " Beautifully fast paced ...only spoiled by the bad adaptation to the screen! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Cattaneo | 12/10/2013

    " Probabilmente il miglior libro di Manfredi: un mix riuscito tra avventura, fiction, mito e storia. "

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

    " Great book about the beginning of the Excalibur legend, Arthur and Merlin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathia Oliver | 10/19/2013

    " SOY UNA ADMIRADORA DEL ESTILO DE VALERIO MASSIMO MANFREDI, Y CREO QUE ESTA ES DE SUS MEJORES NOVELAS, NO HAY TREGUA, TODA LA HISTORIA ES TREPIDANTE, PLAGADA DE AVENTURAS INTENSAS. AMPLIAMENTE RECOMENDABLE. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Tjahyono | 8/5/2013

    " This book had a brilliant descriptive sentences that can paint a picture in my mind faster than you saying "I Like Cake!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klemense Loh | 5/10/2013

    " On Page 301 Really good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 cathepsut | 3/15/2013

    " Good old fashioned adventure yarn with an unexpected ending! The author is a professor of classical archaeology at a university in Milan and it shows. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil | 3/12/2013

    " odoacer was a very very good bloke, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jak | 7/9/2012

    " Not as good or entertaining as Manfredi's other efforts. In fact it's a bit slow and dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Robinson | 6/24/2012

    " Really enjoyed this - historical fiction with lots going on and a good pace. Saw the movie a few weeks before and although it's quite different in parts it didn't prevent my enjoyment of the novel. Worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack Eason | 9/7/2011

    " Valerio's interestingly different interpretation of the legend of King Arthur is a compelling read... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh Reddox | 5/24/2011

    " all his books steeped in history,adventure,action,in that order,for a terrific experience in epic novel testement. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 5/15/2011

    " Really enjoyed this - historical fiction with lots going on and a good pace. Saw the movie a few weeks before and although it's quite different in parts it didn't prevent my enjoyment of the novel. Worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jack | 10/28/2010

    " Valerio's interestingly different interpretation of the legend of King Arthur is a compelling read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 9/15/2010

    " Great book.. recently made into a rubbish film.. shame really, the book is filled with historical accuracies, s much so it makes you believe it could be fact rather than fiction and is immense... Read it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gianfranco | 10/23/2009

    " il film è una ciofeca... ma il libro è il migliore dell'autore "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quinox | 5/11/2009

    " Something for those who love a good adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shep | 1/23/2009

    " Great book, with an interesting twist for the ancestry of Britain's King Arthur. Much better than the movie, with a realistic heroine rather than the on-screen ball breaking martial arts maven. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 10/6/2008

    " Amazing book. I love origin stories. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Felicity | 7/31/2008

    " The film was panned - the book should be too. Predictable and with a let down ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alan | 6/10/2008

    " Well written as usual but a bit too far-fetched for me. I learned about the fall of Rome in Britain. "

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