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The Iron Hand of Mars Audiobook

The Iron Hand of Mars: Falco, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

"I've always wanted to see something of the Empire outside Rome."

AD 71. Germania Libera: dark, dripping forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries.

Enter Falco, an Imperial agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect. Easier said than done, thinks Falco as he makes his uneasy way down the Rhenus, trying to forget that back in sunny Rome his girlfriend, Helena Justina, is being hotly pursued by Titus Caesar. His mood is not improved when he discovers his only allies are a woefully inadequate bunch of recruits, their embittered centurion, a rogue dog, and its innocent young master - just the right kind of support for an agent unwillingly trying to tame the Celtic hordes.

©1992 Lindsey Davis (P)2015 Audible, Ltd.

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    Mary Carnegie UK 18/12/2015
    Mary Carnegie UK 18/12/2015 Member Since 2012

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    "Narrator not well cast."

    Strange pronunciation of Latin words and names and has great difficulty in varying voices from bland Estuary English.
    Story is good, though, and important to continuing Falco saga.

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    Roberta Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, United Kingdom 29/09/2015
    Roberta Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, United Kingdom 29/09/2015 Member Since 2008

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    "Shame about the narrator!"

    Love the books...Bring back Christian Rodska! Please! He has a much more sympathetic voice for the character and he shifts back into pompous mode after every break in the narration. If I didn't love Falco so much I would not have bought the books and I don't enjoy listening with gritted teeth.

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    Helena 25/08/2015
    Helena 25/08/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "Great series, good listen"

    Great book and a good narrator. I love this roman world, nice characters and good story


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    Derrick 26/07/2015
    Derrick 26/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Great read"

    Well worth a listen, the narration is just right and the story is just right

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    Michael 13/07/2015
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    "Map needed!"

    I now have to get a Roman map of Europe so that when I revisit this, I can trace Falco's journey!

    Excellent story.

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    Claire Kendall-Price 15/06/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Cold, wet and dull"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Christian Rodska narrating, and a some sun, warmth and joviality. Too full of long historical tracts about various legions of the Roman Army. Set n Germany inthe weather is always wet, cold, raining, drizzly, dank and depressing.


    What will your next listen be?

    A Falco set back in Rome.


    What didn’t you like about Gordon Griffin’s performance?

    He does not sound lke Falco, as he is not a cheeky chap who uses his charm and wit to get results.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Iron Hand of Mars?

    I would cut down the length of the historical descriptions from the start


    Any additional comments?

    I miss Christian Rodska!

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    Prudence Magee 12/04/2015
    Prudence Magee 12/04/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Definitely worth getting if you are a Falco fan"
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    It may not be read by Christian Rodska but is really well read and I will be getting the others read by Gordan Griffin.

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