Extended Audio Sample

Download The Secrets of Vesuvius: The Roman Mysteries Book 2 Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Secrets of Vesuvius: The Roman Mysteries Book 2 Audiobook, by Caroline Lawrence Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caroline Lawrence Narrator: Kim Hicks Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Roman Mysteries Release Date: December 2004 ISBN: 9781400094592
Regular Price: $15.95 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Flavia, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus–the four friends from The Thieves of Ostia–sail to the Bay of Naples to spend the summer with Flavia’s uncle, who lives near Pompeii. There they uncover a riddle that may lead them to great treasure.

Meanwhile, tremors shake the ground, animals behave strangely, and people dream of impending doom. One of the worst natural disasters of all time is about to happen: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius!

This second in a series of Roman mysteries follows the children as they travel by sailboat, explore vineyards, and celebrate a Roman festival on the beach at Herculaneum in A.D. 79–not realizing they are in terrible danger. Will they solve their riddle? And more importantly, will they survive the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii? Download and start listening now!

BK_LILI_001178

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 1/31/2014

    " Educational youth book that does put you right where the action was when Vesuvius exploded! I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 1/15/2014

    " i really liked the book and then i went on to watch the dvds whuch were also really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Princess | 1/4/2014

    " good book. by the way, does anyone know any more good books about mount vesuvius for a little bookworm i know? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susannah | 12/28/2013

    " Great book. Loved it!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edith Lee | 12/5/2013

    " SO GOOD. i would give 100 stars!!! **************************************************************************************************************************** "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 12/1/2013

    " I think I liked this better than the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phair | 11/28/2013

    " I think this is one of my favorites of the series. A lot of it is very graphic and the themes tend to be mature for a children's book- especially one aimed at younger kids. Very realistic and vivid depiction of the eruption and immediate aftermath- you feel you are THERE. Love this series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roshni | 8/14/2013

    " Decent book, had a strong heroine and semi-unique idea, but the plot was not well executed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/24/2012

    " YA. good quick read. faction eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii, with some real and some fictional characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 11/26/2012

    " Great book. Amazing second book. All should try to get this amazing book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kurt Young | 10/30/2012

    " Complete failure. Awkward writing, outdated ideas, tiresome speech. Bad, bad, bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 10/18/2012

    " Makes the horror & chaos of the eruption of Vesuvius seem very real indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea Hallam | 8/14/2012

    " 5th grade and up. Let kids read and learn about Vesuvius on their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 8/4/2012

    " a mystery set against the backdrop of historical account of the eruption of Vesuvius n 78AD. Seems good for a younger audience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Anderson | 3/25/2012

    " Interesting to have Pliny involved. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JaNel | 1/1/2012

    " Second in the series. This is a great series about a group of kids that find mysteries to solve in ancient Rome. Fun to read with my 10-year-old. This particular book I didn't like as much. It was sad and heavy with the characters dealing with an erupting volcano for half the book. More of a downer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Roy | 11/14/2011

    " Very exciting and scary - how could people have lived through this eruption without being forever scared of Vesuvius!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolores | 10/15/2011

    " I love this series! Interesting plot, with something new to learn in every book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/4/2011

    " It had good characters and a good story. You never knew what was going to happen next; it never let away the secret and so had a surprising ending. The ending is important in a story and this had a good ending.

    By Daisee "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kurt | 2/27/2011

    " Complete failure. Awkward writing, outdated ideas, tiresome speech. Bad, bad, bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edith | 12/7/2010

    " SO GOOD. i would give 100 stars!!! **************************************************************************************************************************** "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 7/6/2010

    " i really liked the book and then i went on to watch the dvds whuch were also really good! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Silver | 5/18/2010

    " Why yes, as many other people stated, it does justify an OK point of view of the eruption of Vesuvius. However, I find that the book itself is horribly written - filled with stereotypes, clichés, and fairly unoriginal in general. (Note: read in french, might have an effect on book) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 1/31/2010

    " Educational youth book that does put you right where the action was when Vesuvius exploded! I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/13/2010

    " Makes the horror & chaos of the eruption of Vesuvius seem very real indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/28/2009

    " YA. good quick read. faction eruption of Vesuvius and destruction of Pompeii, with some real and some fictional characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magda | 6/23/2009

    " I think I liked this better than the first one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Roy | 5/21/2009

    " Very exciting and scary - how could people have lived through this eruption without being forever scared of Vesuvius!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/15/2009

    " 5th grade and up. Let kids read and learn about Vesuvius on their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Princess | 8/3/2008

    " good book. by the way, does anyone know any more good books about mount vesuvius for a little bookworm i know? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 4/27/2008

    " This one is AWESOME!!
    Have you ever herd of the vesuvius erruption??
    well in this book Flavia (the main charictor)
    and her friends are there!!! "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Caroline Lawrence

Caroline Lawrence is the author of the popular Western Mysteries series. Born in England but raised in Bakersfield, California, she currently calls London her home.

About the Narrator

Kim Hicks has developed and performed in several critically acclaimed one-woman shows which have toured numerous venues throughout the country. She has read poems and short stories for Radio 4, while her theater work includes Viola in Twelfth Night, Nora in A Doll’s House, and the Midwife in The Choice. Her film appearances include Leon the Pig Farmer.