Imperium
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    Imperium | Robert Harris

    Imperium

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.

    Roman Intrigue

    There is much written in fact and fiction on the Roman Empire, and this book is a glorious blend of exactly that, fact and fiction. It is full of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Mr. Pj Marsh (Nottingham England)
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    Lustrum | Robert Harris

    Lustrum

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy. The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel.

    Awesome

    What a great and epic story from history, expertly retold and brought to life by an outstanding actor.

    Reviewed on 08 June 2016 by Nicholas Bennett (Caernarfon, Gwynedd United Kingdom)
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    Dictator | Robert Harris

    Dictator

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    There was a time when Cicero held Caesar's life in the palm of his hand. But now Caesar is the dominant figure, and Cicero's life is in ruins. Exiled, separated from his wife and children, his possessions confiscated, his life constantly in danger, Cicero is tormented by the knowledge that he has sacrificed power for the sake of his principles. His comeback requires wit, skill and courage - and, for a brief and glorious period, the legendary orator is once more the supreme senator in Rome.

    It is a case for my defence

    “I may have lost the past and lost the present, but I might yet win the future.”

    Cicero and Tiro when in his last days discussing his letters..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 October 2015 by Wras (Kildonan)