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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (810 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:
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The place is Ostia, the port of Rome. Flavia Gemina, a Roman sea captain’s daughter, is about to embark on a thrilling adventure. Set in a graveyard, marketplace, and courtyards of a Roman city, this fast-paced mystery paints a vivid picture of the life in ancient times.

When the dogs on Flavia’s street start dying, she is determined to find out who is killing them—and why. Her investigation leads her to three extraordinary people: Jonathan, her new neighbor; Nubia, an African slave girl; and Lupus, a mute beggar boy. They become friends as they search for the killer, narrowly escape being kidnapped by a slave dealer, and uncover a series of burglaries.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcia | 2/20/2014

    " I read this aloud to the kids. It's a 6th grade book for Maryn this year and we wanted to get a jump-start on it. It's not a good read-a-loud but it was quite a clever book encorperating different religions and cultres and mystery too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Vicki Cline | 1/24/2014

    " This is a very entertaining book about four children who become friends in Ostia in 79 AD. The main character, Flavia, is the daughter of a sea captain, and she lives next door to Jonathan, a Jew whose family has converted to the new religion, Christianity. Her family purchases a young black girl, Nubia, as a slave and companion for Flavia, and the fourth member of the group is Lupus, a young beggar whose tongue was cut out some years ago. They make a great group of kids who are handy as solving mysteries. I had to laugh at the comment of the guilty party after he was caught when he said something along the lines of "I would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for you meddlesome kids." Reminded me of the Scooby-Do gang. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 1/18/2014

    " This book really evoked the Roman era. The descriptive details touched all senses. Great for 8+ readers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margo Brooks | 12/16/2013

    " These are children's books, but they are a lot of fun and I recommend them for kids in 3rd or 4th grade. These books are about 4 children--a sea captain's daughter, a Christian doctor's son, an african slave girl, and a young urchan who has had his tounge cut out who strike up an unlikely friendship and together travel the Roman empire solving mysteries. I've read the first four and the picture that Lawrence paints of ancient Rome is really interesting. Once more, the circumstance the kids find themselves in don't come off as contrived, like they so easily could. The second and third books take place during the erruption of Vesuvius and its aftermath. These descriptions may be frightening for young children, but they were fascinating to read as an adult. Good books to share with a young friend. "

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