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  • The Blood of Rome

  • Eagles of the Empire, Book 17
  • By: Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 240
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 240

It is AD 55. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war.... The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Armenia, a frontier territory claimed by Rome, ousting King Rhadamistus. The king is ambitious and ruthless, but he is vital to Rome's strategic interests. General Corbulo must restore him to power while also readying the troops for war with the powerful Parthian Empire. Corbulo orders new arrivals Cato and Macro, and their elite cohort of Praetorian Guards, to carry out the task.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Scarrow's Masterchef Moment!

  • By Simon on 22-11-18

Vintage Cato and Macro

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-18

One of the best in the series. Splendid story and interesting characters; well worth listening to.

  • Bar Room Blitz

  • By: James Goldsworthy
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Lieutenant Jackson Silver walked into the bustling dock workers’ bar. The heavy stale air seemed to cling to his skin. The smell of unwashed workers and their oily grease-stained overalls infiltrated every corner of the crowded, dimly lit dive. Many pairs of eyes watched him as he headed for the bar. Little did Lieutenant Jackson Silver realize what kind of a situation he was walking into when he walked into that bar, or how much trouble he was about to get into.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A vividly written, gripping action story.

  • By Jannie on 08-10-18

A vividly written, gripping action story.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-18

This very good, tense story really draws you in and the characters come to life as you listen to Jonathon Keeble’s fantastic narration.

  • The Adventures of Larry the Stick Insect

  • Larry the Dancing King
  • By: James Goldsworthy
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

Larry's a bit of a dark horse as stick insects go! He's 12 years old and happily living halfway up a tree with the other families of bugs and insects. He likes his school, but he needs to win the day over a big bully called Marv and win the attention of pretty Miranda.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great children's book

  • By chelski88 on 16-08-18

Great characters and well crafted story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

A classic mixture of talking insects, a story that draws you into Larry’s world, gentle humour and a dramatic ending. Kids will love it (as did this adult).