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Laura

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  • Poseidon's Gold

  • Marcus Didius Falco, Book 5 (Dramatised)
  • By: Lyndsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, Trevor Peacock
  • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Returning to Rome after his mission to Germania, Falco finds that his mother is being harassed by a centurion named Censorinus, who says he is chasing a debt owed to him by Falco's brother Festus. Censorinus claims that Festus was involved in a syndicate, shipping valuable statues from Greece - and that even when his ship sunk; Festus had guaranteed that everyone in the group would get their money back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rome brought to life

  • By Laura on 05-05-11

Rome brought to life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-11

Once again we have another brilliant dramatisation of a Falco novel by the BBC. A Who-dun-it with a twist, Ancient Romans talking in modern day language allows for a light witty underlay to the story. I paticularly like the interplay between the characters which helps add to the involvement of the listener. The only criticism I had with the audio is the theme music which can be piercing at times.

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