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Summary

Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer is the first book in a series of novellas featuring Lucius Oppius and the campaigns of Julius Caesar.

Britain, 55 BC: Julius Caesar’s invasion of the wild and mineral-rich land is becalmed, a stalemate exists between the forces of Rome and Britain. But the standard bearer of the Tenth Legion, Lucius Oppius, is about to display a depth of courage that will change the course of the invasion - and history.

Encamped upon the south coast Caesar, admiring the courage and skill of his standard bearer, orders Oppius to accompany a native British archer and go behind enemy lines. His mission is to hunt down a treacherous Roman agent, who is recruiting Britons to fight against the armies of Rome in Gaul. Yet not all is what it seems and Oppius will fight for his life, as well as for Caesar and the glory of Rome, to complete his mission and find his way back home.

Sword of Rome: Standard Bearer brings together history and action and adventure in a story which will appeal to fans of both Simon Scarrow and Bernard Cornwell.

©2013 Richard Foreman (P)2014 Audible Studios

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a bit amateurish

not exactly Bernard Cornwell. the story was nonsense and not very good. the narration was enthusiastic but boring

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Good short story

Hopefully a few more to follow. Making LF a good series. Hope they keep the narrator.

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Utter cr*p

Terrible story. Terrible narration. Avoid. Schoolboy stuff and I mean junior school. Simon Scarrow wannabe but not even in the same league.

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"Every fire needs a spark."

A short (one and one half hours) story set initially at the first moments of Caesar's invasion of England seen from the POV of the standard bearer of the tenth legion. Although interesting and an enjoyable read, it was both too short and also, to this reader, familiar in content. Could this have appeared in a longer book previously?
Good narration by Rich Gerard and free to read with the UK Audible Unlimited. Well worth a listen especially for anyone looking for a read. Thank you, Audible

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Nice story, a little formulaic and predictable

A good story, highlighting a fascinating period of history. The story is a little formulaic and simplistic with rescuers emerging in the nick of time.

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Unhistorical twaddle.

The narrator was fine, and it's not his fault the story was badly-researched tosh.

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  • 22-10-21

Exciting Short Story

High praises for the author and the narrator. This was an easy listen and enjoyable story. 10/10

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  • aaron h.
  • 05-05-21

Loved it!

I knew it was gonna be great I'm the first 5 minutes. Also, I never seen this short episodic style used in audiobooks before. So great that you can finish a story in 90 minutes!

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  • B. Dillon
  • 05-05-21

Enjoyed it but was too short

It was an interesting listen but I would have enjoyed it even more if the characters had been fleshed out and the story had been longer.

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  • 04-03-21

Extraordinary story from a unique point of view

A quick (sadly) and thrilling glimpse into a historic event that echoed through history. GJC himself makes an appearance although it be rather short. As a harsh critic of this genre, this did justice to the actual story. Rather short much to my dismay.

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  • Jim Davis
  • 27-02-21

Fast Read. Interesting Story. Capable Performance

As an aspiring author, I am checking out people who have already written and produced both a kindle and audio books. This was an interesting read for me. I was surprised the chapters were so short but I am thinking about checking out other books by this author so they are on Kindle unlimited and Alexa has a pretty decent text to speech.

If you are into Roman History, I recommend checking out this title on Audible Plus and other titles on Kindle Unlimited because you can get through these short books in not time.

Thanks for all your hard work Mr Foreman.

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  • Jocko Johnson
  • 29-03-17

Liked it very much easy to listen too.

Liked it looking forward to the remaing parts of Richard Foreman's Sword of Rome series.