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Summary

Aulus is dead. Hailed as a hero of the republic, his sons, Quintus and Titus, have new and heavy responsibilities placed upon them. Lucius, now the most powerful - and sinister - senator in Rome, is keen to manipulate the Cornelii family to achieve his own goals.

Meanwhile, the young Aquila lives in Spain with dreams of becoming a powerful solider to fight for Rome, and discover his destiny, hidden within his Eagled amulet.

©2008 Jack Ludlow (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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Disappointing at best

After the first book in the series I was looking forward to this one but it really was a let down, heavy going, detached story lines and unfortunately Nick Boulton did not perform to his usual high standard. I very much doubt I bother with the third of the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-04-12

inaccurateDisappointing

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

While the narration is acceptable, the author plays fast and loose with history. Many anachronisms exist in the story. It is unfortunate, as it would have set up well as a comparison to the Populares vs Beni politics of Caesar???s time. The series doesn???t break well in the books. None of the characters are particularly well rounded, nor can one sympathize much with any of them.

What do you think your next listen will be?

different author.

Which character ??? as performed by Nick Boulton ??? was your favorite?

Marcellius

Did The Sword of Revenge inspire you to do anything?

no.

Any additional comments?

A true historical type fiction such as found in Sayer's books or in Colleen McCullough's books would have been very interesting. Instead, one is presented with a story that is mildly interesting but lacks any real historical footing.

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  • Jonathan Daws
  • 04-01-15

Good second part to the story

What made the experience of listening to The Sword of Revenge the most enjoyable?

Good development of the main character Aquilla.

What did you like best about this story?

It gives a broad coverage of issues and personalities in Republican Rome. The cast of characters are each shown with their own motivations and rarely as completely good or bad.

Have you listened to any of Nick Boulton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I listened to his performance of the first book in this series. He is a perfect fit for this story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Game of Rome

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  • Kenneth E.
  • 21-11-11

Disappointing end to a great series

I don't write reviews, not sure anyone wants to hear what I think, but I was so disappointed in the end of this series, that I felt compelled. The series was so complete beforehand, so rich and full of character development that I couldn't wait for each new book. It was clear from reading this last in the trilogy that the author was up against a deadline in finishing the series; that he wrapped up the entire story in a few pages. The defeat of the ultimate enemy, the discovery of who our hero truly was, his meeting with his mother to tell him the truth, all brought to fruition in such a rapid fashion, that I was left feeling cheated. Shame on the author for taking us on a wonderful ride, only to completly let the reader down in the end.

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