Flavia Albia
Books in series5
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(4.2 based on 575 ratings)
  • 1
    The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 1) | Lindsey Davis

    The Ides of April: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 1)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lucy Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Falco: the new generation - Introducing Flavia Albia.Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome.A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities.

    Slightly rocky start to "Falco - the daughter"

    I was delighted when I saw that Lyndsey Davis had launched a series featuring Falco's adopted daughter as an informer in imperial Rome.

    I cau..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 November 2013 by Mike Murphy (Switzerland)
  • 2
    Enemies at Home: Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 2 | Lindsey Davis

    Enemies at Home: Flavia Albia Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Lucy Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From renowned author Lindsey Davis, creator of the much-loved character, Marcus Didius Falco and his friends and family, comes the second novel in her all-new series set in Ancient Rome. We first met Flavia Albia, Falco's feisty adopted daughter, in The Ides of April. Albia is a remarkable woman in what is very much a man's world: Young, widowed and fiercely independent, she lives alone on the Aventine Hill in Rome and makes a good living as a hired investigator.

    Better than the first book

    When I finished “The Ides Of April”, the first book in this Falco-the-next-generation series, I wasn’t sure that I liked Flavia Albia because I found ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 November 2015 by Mike Murphy (Switzerland)
  • 2.5
    The Spook Who Spoke Again: A Flavia Albia Short Story | Lindsey Davis

    The Spook Who Spoke Again: A Flavia Albia Short Story

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Thomas Judd
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    Marcus Didius Alexander Postumus is a special boy. He is 12 or perhaps 11. He has two mothers and various possible fathers, so he worries who will take care of him. He is self-confident yet vulnerable, intelligent yet sinister. He knows not many people like him. When his birth mother, Thalia the snake-dancer, takes him to live with her troupe of exotic performers, Postumus sees it as useful experience even though it involves him mucking out menagerie cages. No one anticipates how much havoc he will wreak.

    Precocious Postumus!

    Obviously this is not a hard hitting detective story, but I giggled all the way through this novelette. A very authentic feeling and charming tale of ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 April 2016 by Christine (Coromandel Valley, Australia)
  • 3
    Deadly Election: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 3) | Lindsey Davis

    Deadly Election: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 3)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From the creator of Falco comes Falco: The New Generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine, Flavia Albia, in her third novel. In the blazing July heat of imperial Rome, Flavia Albia inspects a decomposing corpse. It has been discovered in lots to be auctioned by her family business, so she's determined to identify the dead man and learn how he met his gruesome end. The investigation will give her a chance to work with the magistrate, Manlius Faustus, the friend she sadly knows to be the last chaste man in Rome.

    The characters in these books are like members of

    I loved the Falco books, and the Albia books are just as wonderful although quite different in tone. The strong stories are matched with strong charac..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 April 2015 by P. F. Sheaves ()
  • 4
    The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 4) | Lindsey Davis

    The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 4)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Sarah Feathers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her fourth novel. Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But his new job as a building contractor runs into a problem: At the Garden of the Hesperides a barmaid went missing years before; now the workmen start unearthing her bones. Albia takes on the task of finding out what happened.

    Why change narrator!!! The latest is awful

    Why change narrator!!! The latest is awful . She sounds dull and uninterested. Why oh why

    Reviewed on 16 April 2016 by Puri (london)