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The Parthian

Parthian Chronicles series, Book 1
Narrated by: Michael Page
Series: Parthian Chronicles Series, Book 1
Length: 24 hrs and 3 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

When Rome transgresses upon his father's domain that lays between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Pacorus, a prince of the Parthian Empire, is sent to exact revenge. After a string of victories, Pacorus and his men are captured in Cappadocia, clapped in chains, and sent to Italy to live out the rest of their days as slaves. 

But fate intervenes and Pacorus and his companions are saved from a living hell by a renegade gladiator named Spartacus. In gratitude, Pacorus agrees to help Spartacus build his army as Rome musters its legions to crush the slave uprising. And so begins an epic adventure of glory and savagery played out across the length and breadth of Italy, as Spartacus defeats the armies of Rome and Pacorus leads his horsemen to victory after victory. 

But will Pacorous and the slave army escape from Italy, and will he win the love of the fierce and proud Gallia before the most powerful man in Rome, Marcus Licinius Crassus, takes the field against Spartacus?

©2014 Pete Darman (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Maui Diver
  • 08-08-18

Another view of the Spartacus War

An excellent in side fictional view of the slave revolt that became the Spartacus Wars. The use of a Parthian prince was great twist. His view of the war was from his horse legions. It should be noted that the documented history of Spartacus is scant at best. History is written by the winners. The story and performance kept me listening longer than planed.

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  • Walter Hampton
  • 20-12-18

Not much Depth...

None of the characters are particularly likable, or even developed very well--especially the main character. There is action, though, just not very well portrayed. The performance is not that great either. Some of the accents are really ridiculous and should just be avoided. Still, it's long, and tells a kind of interesting story.

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