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Centurion Audiobook

Centurion

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Publisher's Summary

A gripping new novel featuring Roman army officers Macro and Cato on their most dangerous mission yet. It's the first century AD and the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy, Parthia. With Parthia vying for control of Palmyra - an officially neutral kingdom - the Governor of Syria dispatches experienced officers Macro and Cato, and a small task force, to protect Palmyra's borders from invasion. But the Roman army's presence in Palmyra prompts Parthia to amass its armies for war. After numerous tough battles and a great loss of life, Rome conquers the enemy. But then a misguided general follows the retreating troops too far into Parthia and danger looms once more...

©2008 Simon Scarrow (P)2012 Headline Digital

What the Critics Say

"Simon Scarrow has developed a strong following... a former ancient history lecturer who knows his stuff, and brings the ancient world back to life with verve and plenty of action." (Brisbane News)

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    Simon Waterlooville, UK 02/07/2017
    Simon Waterlooville, UK 02/07/2017 Member Since 2017

    A man with a child in his ears - @shutterspin

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    "A Personal Milestone"

    Cato and Macro are once again pitted against enemies both within and without the ranks of the legions. Set against the Palmyrans, wonderfully mobile horse archers who pose a real challenge to the slow-moving legions and fearful of what the machinations of Narcissus may cost them from within they are sent on a perilous rescue mission. What follows is a fast-moving story full of action and Scarrow’s usual excellent historical knowledge. There is also a romantic interest but one which is included in the story without great obstruction to the overall storyline. She is an excellent female character compared to some of those before.

    Keeble’s narration is as usual superb. Reading Centurion means that personally I’ve reached an interesting point in the series because this was one of the earliest audiobooks that I listened to back in the days of shuffling CDs in the car – and didn’t they always seem to end at just the wrong moment leaving an impatient wait for the next motorway junction etc???? It was bought on a whim at a service station after my latest Rebus had finished without me realising it was part of a series. I marked it then as a series to invest in and I have waded through them on Audible as happy as a pig in the proverbial. So now as I move on to the next one, I will finally be reaching out into even fresher territory than ever before. It won’t be long before I do that, of that much I am sure!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pammy 06/05/2016
    Pammy 06/05/2016

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    "I enjoyed it"

    Okay none of the characters or plot are going to be a surprising however the reading is very enjoyable. Some of the recurring rounds of battle could have been edited out and the tension that would have really brought the book to life was missing. Yet it pottered along and much as it looks like I'm not selling this very well I can only add I would choose another book in this series.

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    Mrs. 14/02/2016
    Mrs. 14/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Preferred the previous reader"

    Decent book, but I've become used to the previous voices of Macro and Kato so the change irritated me a little.

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    avid reader 09/02/2015
    avid reader 09/02/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read as usual"

    In the series of books Scarrow, portray s believable characters who just cannot keep themselves out of trouble.
    You only want them out of Narcoses clutches but will it ever happen read the series to find out

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    Nana 01/02/2015
    Nana 01/02/2015
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    "Excellent Again"

    I love Lindsay Davis Falco books and there is a similar patter to the protagonists journey around the med. did I hear someone bring likens to a used car salesmen in this book. May be it was a cart.

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    Alastair Majury UK 24/11/2013
    Alastair Majury UK 24/11/2013 Member Since 2017

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    "Great Performance and Story"
    Where does Centurion rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I am a big fan of Simon Scarrow's Macro & Cato series of books, I have read all of his books and listening to the books again as a way of refreshing my memory. I found the audio version of the book to be very good.


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  • Massimo
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    02/07/12
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    "As ever good entertainement"
    What did you love best about Centurion?

    the mixture between the Cato and Macro. This two carracters are so different that it is fun the lissen.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Centurion?

    When Macro speack with the one Prince from Palmyra


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The fighting sceen and the sceen where Macro explains to Cato that Gulia is interessted in him, and Cato does not get it.


    Who was the most memorable character of Centurion and why?

    Giulia and Cato


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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