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Shadows in Bronze Audiobook

Shadows in Bronze: Falco, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

I was the new boy, so they saddled me with the worst jobs. Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his best friend Petronius. He conveniently forgets to mention to his companion that this will be no holiday. They have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts.

The idyllic seaside location further complicates his seemingly doomed romance with Helena Justina. The deeper he probes, the more it seems Helena is inextricably connected to the elite plotters, in ways that the smitten Falco cannot bear to contemplate.

©1991 Lindsey Davis (P)2014 Audible Studios

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    Sue 28/04/2015
    Sue 28/04/2015 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable read"

    Enjoyed the story but prefer Christian Rodska as narrator - he sounded more realistic. Will definitely read more by this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D 01/05/2015
    D 01/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Falco needs luck"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Falco is an idiot without a good woman in his life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Petronis


    What about Gordon Griffin’s performance did you like?

    Good clear reader. Gets better as the book goes on


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh cry and annoy at times.


    Any additional comments?

    I know Lindsey has gone on to write books about Falco's daughter, but you can't beat Falco.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ms.A 30/03/2016
    ms.A 30/03/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "good story, performed by pensioner!"
    What did you like best about Shadows in Bronze? What did you like least?

    this follow up story from 'The Silver Pigs' is wonderful, but the narration is now taken over by a man who is obviously elderly and has a trick of tailing off his sentences which robs the narrative of any excitement.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Falco and Helena Justina. because it is about their relationship and the tragedy which befalls
    them.


    How could the performance have been better?

    CHANGE THE NARRATOR FOR SOMEONE WHO SOUNDS YOUNG!


    Do you think Shadows in Bronze needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    it's already got a whole library of follow ups.


    Any additional comments?

    just change the narrator. Gordon Griffin sounds like a nice guy, but his narration robs the story of any emotion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne New Quay, United Kingdom 22/11/2015
    Lynne New Quay, United Kingdom 22/11/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Not Falco with this narrator."

    Couldn't cope with the change of narrator from the impeccable Christian Rodska. Dull and lacking character after his cheeky verve in Silver Pigs. Returned to Audible.

    Will have to continue my binge reread on paper till I get to where Rodska takes over again.

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    Sue Adams 07/08/2015
    Sue Adams 07/08/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Bring back Christian Rodska"
    Would you listen to Shadows in Bronze again? Why?

    I enjoyed the story - the quirks of Falco's character voice and the vividly real people and places he encounters.
    I missed Christian Rodska so much, though. He was the perfect voice of Falco in the first volume.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Characterization; sense of time and place.


    What three words best describe Gordon Griffin’s performance?

    Dull. Old. Errors.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, but it would be a spoiler to say who gets hurt.
    I did like Falco's care of the less fortunate - his seemingly endless family, and especially the sacred goat.


    Any additional comments?

    If Lindsey has any input on the choice of narrator, please, I beg her to insist on Christian Rodska.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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