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Hunting the Eagles Audiobook

Hunting the Eagles

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Publisher's Summary

Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead, and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived, and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy or to recover his legion's lost Eagle.

At first, fortune seems to be with the Romans. Germanicus, the general appointed to lead punitive campaigns against the tribes, is resourceful and courageous. His armies are vast, dwarfing those of the enemy, and the initial clashes are won by the legions. Yet Arminius is far from defeated. Charismatic and determined, he gathers together thousands of warriors for a second time. Their purpose is to visit death and destruction upon Rome's legions, to repeat what was done five years before. Stalking Germanicus' forces day and night, they watch and wait for the perfect moment to strike.

Can Tullus prevent another disaster? And will he ever recover his legion's Eagle?

©2016 Random House Audiobooks (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    James 25/04/2016
    James 25/04/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Heart thumping"

    Cannot predict each twist and turn! A very good book which built on the last!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Will 30/08/2016
    Will 30/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read"

    I did not particularly like the Lost Legion series as it became a little far fetched, but this series really made you feel the history. Very enjoyable.

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    Dene.F. 18/06/2016
    Dene.F. 18/06/2016
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    "A misleading headline."

    I feel that the title is misleading. There was very little if any hunting of the lost eagles. Whilst the book was an enjoyable listen, it felt like it was just a place filler to stretch the series. It just did not seem to have a purpose in my eyes.

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    Carl Robinson 24/05/2016
    Carl Robinson 24/05/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Ok but not his best"

    Didn't get into the book until half way through, first book in the series was far more engaging.

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    LakesBecky 24/05/2016
    LakesBecky 24/05/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Fab"

    Love these characters. Great story telling and fascinating history. Where will they go next? History with the bloody bits.

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    Lorraine 24/04/2016
    Lorraine 24/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "A gripping second adventure in a memorable series"
    What did you like most about Hunting the Eagles?

    The characters spring to life once more, eloquently voiced, from restrained emotions, to the full throated roar of battle. The author's understanding of his time, not pulling the punches of deprivation, depicting the agonies that created sworn enemies for Rome in a sensitive manner that provides an insight for the reader.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lucius Comminius Tullus (who we met in Eagles at War). Demoted, frustrated, and feeling the pain of separation from his cohort and the guilt of surviving the rout of the legions in Germania. David Rintoul creates this complex personality so authentically, that the reader feels his pain, shares his sorrow and sympathises with his rebellious determination to clear his name. Despite all this, the reader must listen in awe as he stiffens to attention as the battle horns blare, & Tullus must assume command of his battle weary men once more!


    What does David Rintoul bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    As a blind reader I find David Rintoul's rendition of Tullus completely convincing. He is the centurion, mildly rebellious in his determination to find out what has happened to his centuries Eagle, totally devoted to giving proper burial to his men and retrieve the good name of his cohort before clearing his own name. Pure grit, honest anger, yet clarity of command are portrayed with immense skill.


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

    It reduced me to tears, left me feeling I had met an honorable man who had been treated dishonorably, which made me angry on his behalf. I also laughed when Tullus and his optio went to Rome against the ban imposed on them, becane truly anxious when he put his faith in Caesar Germanicus, as well as feeling frustrated when the book ended...


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book in this wonderful series. I am a dedicated Simon Scarrow fan and didn't think I could find anything to equal his Eagles series, however this is very powerful competition, for which I am very grateful

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    aj insurance 19/04/2016
    aj insurance 19/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant read"
    If you could sum up Hunting the Eagles in three words, what would they be?

    Absolutely bloody brilliant


    What other book might you compare Hunting the Eagles to, and why?

    It's just like all of Ben's other books a gripping story with intense fight scenes and characters you could relate to.


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    David did a great performance and gave each character his own style of voice.


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

    Im not putting a spoiler in this comment but there is a part when looting......


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't stop listening. The character Tullus is well portrayed and the atmosphere described will make you think you was in the thick of it. the Author also gives a brief description of the camps and Roman terminology used so if you don't know what a principia or testudo is you will.

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    Robert Jones 01/04/2016
    Robert Jones 01/04/2016
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    "Ben Kane smashes it again!"
    What did you like most about Hunting the Eagles?

    Another fantastic yarn from Mr Kane, thoroughly enjoyed it from one end to the other! Unfortunatley I now have to wait another whole year to find what happens to Tullus and co!


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    T Chippenham, United Kingdom 05/04/2016
    T Chippenham, United Kingdom 05/04/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "enjoyable"

    A good book i await the next book to continue the story. A good narator too.

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  • Jim Dupuis
    02/09/16
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    David Rintoul is the best narrator I've heard so far! His master of the characters is unbelievable. Ben Kane writes and an excellent story that is engaging, fun and interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tulles. The main character is the most developed.


    What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

    The best narration I've heard.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Aaron
    08/08/16
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    "Bad Ass"

    This book Gripped me from the first chapter. full of action and great characters. Ben Kane is almost as good an author as Giles Kristan. Highly recommend this book!

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  • Aaron
    06/08/16
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    "Excellent historical fiction "

    One of the best historical fiction books that I have listened to. Characters were developed in depth and very believable. Performance was excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • William B. Krones
    New Port Richey, FL
    14/09/16
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    "Excellent..."
    Where does Hunting the Eagles rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is certainly one of the best. If you enjoy the genre, do not miss this one.


    Which character – as performed by David Rintoul – was your favorite?

    Tullius, the hero of the story, was well done. Good character development. Indeed, the story is filled with interesting characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Really superior. The book reminded of Bernard Cornwell's efforts...high praise indeed.

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