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Thunder of the Gods Audiobook

Thunder of the Gods: Empire VIII

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The eighth book in the Empire sequence takes Centurion Marcus Aquila and his Tungrian legion on a dangerous mission to the heart of the Parthian empire.

With Rome no longer safe, Marcus and the Tungrians are ordered east, to the desolate borderlands where Rome and Parthia have vied for supremacy for centuries.

Ordered to relieve the siege of an isolated fortress, their task is doomed to bloody failure unless they can turn the disaffected Third Legion into a fighting force capable of resisting the terrifying Parthian cataphracts.

And Marcus must travel to the enemy capital, Ctesiphon, on a desperate mission, the only man who can persuade the King of Kings to halt a war that threatens the humiliation of the empire and the slaughter of his friends.

©2015 Anthony Riches (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Mr Trowbridge, United Kingdom 26/04/2015
    Mr Trowbridge, United Kingdom 26/04/2015 Member Since 2013

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    "Difficult to follow. Poor narration"

    I have read the other books in this series and was looking forward to the latest .
    But this is difficult to follow, the characters all sound like they've stepped out of Brideshead Revisited or are retired old Etonians, with not much difference between individuals.
    Which given that the average Roman soldier was aged between 20 - 40 really doesn't sit well.
    A shame because it's a great series which had me hooked and eager for this audiobook.
    Perhaps next time whoever is in charge of employing a narrator might think twice before engaging an old Shakespearian voice coach to read a Roman adventure with characters a third of his age.
    It doesn't work that well.

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    Mr. Anthony D. Bateman wales uk 01/12/2016
    Mr. Anthony D. Bateman wales uk 01/12/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "In the east"

    My breath was held as new tribune Vaurus went into battle ,twice, brilliantly told expertly written, another fantastic book in the series, with hordes of eastern warriors.

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