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The Third Nero Audiobook

The Third Nero: Flavia Albia, Book 5 (Falco: The New Generation)

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From the creator of Falco comes Falco: The New Generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia.

Flavia Albia's day-old marriage is in trouble - her new husband may be permanently disabled, and they have no funds. So when Palace officials ask her to help expose a plotter in their midst, she is obliged to accept their commission.

The plot could not be bigger. Ever since he died in AD 68, apparently by his own hand, Rome has been haunted by reports that Emperor Nero is in fact very much alive and about to return to claim his throne.

Two Nero pretenders have emerged in the east and met grisly fates. But now, as Emperor Domitian, whose tyrannical, paranoid reign grows ever more unpopular, fights a war in faraway Dacia, there emerges a far more sinister contender. What's more the rumour is that this false Nero is already in Rome. Plunged into the conspiracy, Flavia must infiltrate the house of the Parthians who have smuggled in this new impostor, negotiate with spies, dodge the assassins sent by the Palace traitor, and somehow cope with her stricken husband.

Can she succeed before the impostor is revealed? Or will Rome once more be plunged into civil war?

©2017 Lindsey Davis (P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton

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    Excellent, slow at first but finished at a pace. Loved the way it progressed from something minor and ended with a major result.

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    Miss A. 04/06/2017
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    "I miss the falcon humour "

    Although well read the Flavia series does not have charm of the Falco series. An easy listen though.

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    Mary Carnegie UK 14/04/2017
    Mary Carnegie UK 14/04/2017 Member Since 2012

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    "Mystery, history and fiction"

    Albia is not the sulky teenager of old ( she did have some justification), but an intelligent resourceful and independent woman- just as well after the sad death of her first husband, the clumsy, loveable Lentulus, and the lightning strike which hit her new bridegroom on their wedding day! She finds herself working, indirectly,for the appalling Emperor Domitian (he's out of town, to everyone's delight) unravelling a complex conspiracy to present an imposter as Nero risen from the dead. Albia draws on the strengths of her extended family, those cousins we knew as children, old associates and opponents of Falco and Petronius, to investigate a plot more intricate than anything Le Carré dreamed up - plus camels, elephants, seraglio - and Falco's dodgy play having its second performance!

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    "l Lindsey Davis does it again!!!"

    Poor Favia.Albia husband struck by lightening on her wedding day and then the palace spys come calling. This is the start of a roller coaster story
    that is a joy to listen to. Lucy Brown sounds very much like I imagined Flavia to speak.

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    Great series. This one seemed rather drawn out. Roman names more confusing in audio version. In writing it's clearer to distinguish the characters. Often a helpful map too. The narration was really good.

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    I'm slowly getting into the new style with Flavia as the main character, however while Lucy Brown is no doubt trying her best the voice does not quite seem right, still a bit 'jolly hockey sticks' at times, and hardly a street wise woman.

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