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  • A Body in the Bath House

  • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 13
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Christian Rodska
  • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Marcus Didius Falco discovers that rank brings problems, the most gruesome of which is a corpse buried under the tiles of his new bath house. The contractors have fled to Britain where, as the Fates have it, Falco is ordered. A local chief and ally of the Romans is having a Palace built by the Emperor Vespasian. However, the project is running late, and fatal accidents keep happening. Falco, troubleshooting for the Emperor, is without an ally and now next on the list for assassination.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Typically Brilliant

  • By John L. on 28-06-06

Yet another gem from Lindsey Davis

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-03-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish. I had previously read this book after reading the 'Silver Pigs', and was so impressed by A Body in the Bath House's plot and the narration of this that I listended to all the other books in the series. I later bought the hardbacks to read and cannot wait to hear more audio books in this series. Please Audible - release more Falco books soon!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England

  • A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
  • By: Ian Mortimer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 975

Imagine you could travel back to the 14th century. What would you see? What would you smell? More to the point, where are you going to stay? And what are you going to eat? Ian Mortimer shows us that the past is not just something to be studied; it is also something to be lived. He sets out to explain what life was like in the most immediate way, through taking you to the Middle Ages. The result is the most astonishing social history book you are ever likely to read: evolutionary in its concept, informative and entertaining in its detail.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very, very interesting - highly recommended

  • By anthonyunionjackson on 06-05-09

A great introduction to medieval history

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-09

This was a fabulous book from begining to end. It is well researched and written, interesting throughout and well read. This book scored 10 out of 10 in my opinion. Indeed it was so good that I listened to it again, ordered the hard-back book and ordered other works by Ian Mortimer. Whilst listening to this book I could not help thinking that I wish I had read this whilst studying history at university 20 years ago as this book, unlike many of the works I read for my degree, captured my interest, and made me think about what it must have been to live in the fourteenth century. I would heartilly recommend this book to anyone who is inteseted in medieval and social history as Mortimer's book reads like a 'rough guide' to medieval England.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful