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    • The Blood of Rome

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 17
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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      5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    It is AD 55. As trouble brews on the eastern fringes of the Roman Empire, Tribune Cato and Centurion Macro must prepare for war.... The wily Parthian Empire has invaded Armenia, a frontier territory claimed by Rome, ousting King Rhadamistus. The king is ambitious and ruthless, but he is vital to Rome's strategic interests. General Corbulo must restore him to power while also readying the troops for war with the powerful Parthian Empire. Corbulo orders new arrivals Cato and Macro, and their elite cohort of Praetorian Guards, to carry out the task.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Scarrow's Masterchef Moment!

    • By Simon on 22-11-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Centurion

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 8
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301

    Centurion, a no. 1 best-seller, is the unputdownable eighth novel in Simon Scarrow's Eagle's of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I enjoyed it

    • By Pamela on 06-05-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Day of the Caesars

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 16
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 357
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 337
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337

    AD 55. The Emperor Claudius is dead. Nero rules. His half-brother Britannicus has also laid claim to the throne. A bloody power struggle is underway. All Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro want is a simple army life, fighting with their brave and loyal men. But Cato has caught the eye of rival factions determined to get him on their side. To survive, Cato must play a cunning game and enlist the help of the one man in the empire he can trust: Macro.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Plotty Marvellous!

    • By Simon on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £21.99

    • The Eagle's Prey

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 5
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 282

    It is late summer AD 44, and the battle-weary Roman legions are in their second year of campaigning against the British tribes. The troops' commander, General Plautius, is under pressure from the emperor to crush the natives once and for all. Centurions Macro and Cato are with the crack Second Legion under the precarious leadership of Centurion Maximus, and it's their task to hold a ford across the river Tamesis when the natives are forced into a trap.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pawns Are Important Too!

    • By Simon on 02-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Eagle's Prophecy

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 6
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 327
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 329

    The Adriatic Sea, AD 45. Cato and Macro, centurions of the Roman army, are horrified to learn that they face possible execution after the death of their commanding officer. Fortunately, the Emperor's secretary is willing to offer them an alternative: to join the marines and hunt down a band of brutal pirates who are decimating not only Rome's reputation, but also a critical supply chain. As they discover the true horror of battle at sea, Macro and Cato must also remember their real mission: to recover from those pirates a set of scrolls that hold secrets vital to the future of the Roman Empire. Rome will do anything to get them back....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay but very hammy performance

    • By daveyates on 05-07-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Under the Eagle

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 757
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 698
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 701

    The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brilliant Series - now complete

    • By Simon on 24-08-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Eagle and the Wolves

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 4
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279

    The Eagle and the Wolves is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. It's AD 44, and Vespasian and the Second Legion are forging ahead in their campaign to seize the southwest of Britain. Macro and newly appointed centurion Cato are ordered to provide Verica, ruler of the Atrebatans, with an army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Why was this released in a weird order?

    • By jamie on 28-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Praetorian

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 11
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 366
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    Praetorian is the gripping eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. AD 51. Legionaries Cato and Macro have forged a bond that has survived war, rebellion and torture. Yet nothing has prepared them for a daunting mission on the deadliest battlefield of all: the bloody streets of Rome. Traitors are threatening to plunge the Empire into bloody chaos and no one can be trusted....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Dip in a Fine Series

    • By Simon on 25-09-17

    Regular price: £13.99

    • When the Eagle Hunts

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464

    The third novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. After a series of bloody battles, Camulodunum (modern-day Colchester) has fallen to the invading Roman army. The Emperor has returned to Rome, leaving the fearless Centurion Macro and his young Optio, Cato, to rest and regroup, along with the rest of the Second Legion. As their leader, General Plautius, plans the next phase of their campaign, word arrives that the ship carrying his family to join him was wrecked in a storm off the south coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WOnderful to have the Series Whole!

    • By Simon on 09-09-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Eagle in the Sand

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 7
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Russell Boulter
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    Judaea in AD 46. Roman centurions Cato and Macro have been posted to Judaea for a 'hearts and minds' operation. The Empire needs to win over the locals after some of their religious figures have started revolts - and since the Romans crucified the last charismatic Judaean leader, the natives' rebellions have become bolder. Not only are these small villages causing trouble, but there are also thousands of Parthians eager to fight Rome. With the threat of suicide attacks and even all-out war, Cato and Macro have their peace-keeping work cut out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thrilling read

    • By Mr T C on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Invictus

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 15
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 443
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 418
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412

    Invictus is a gripping, authentic and exciting audiobook of the Roman army from best-selling author Simon Scarrow. Not to be missed by fans of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell. It is AD 54. The soldiers of the Roman army patrol a growing empire from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, from the Atlantic to the banks of the Nile. Rome brutally enforces its rule, and its legions are the most efficient and aggressive fighting force in the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cato- How much more can one man take?

    • By Simon on 10-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Gladiator

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 9
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 306
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    The Gladiator is the compelling ninth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. While centurions Macro and Cato are returning to Rome from a harrowing campaign against the Parthians, their transport ship is almost capsized by a tidal wave. They barely make it to the port of Matala in Crete where they are stunned to find a devastated town. An earthquake has struck the island, destroying its cities and killing thousands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm not Spartacus!

    • By Simon on 12-07-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Brothers in Blood

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 13
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 348
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340

    The Roman Empire's conquest of Britannia is under threat from within. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro must uncover a traitor to prevent unthinkable defeat. A messenger on the streets of Rome has been intercepted and tortured, revealing a plot to sabotage the Roman army's campaign against Caratacus, commander of Britannia's native tribes. A treacherous agent's mission is to open a second front of attack against them and eliminate the two Roman soldiers who could stand in the way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scarrow does it again!

    • By Dustin on 21-01-15

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Britannia

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 14
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    Roman Britain, AD 52. The western tribes, inspired by the Druids' hatred of the Romans, prepare to make a stand. But can they match the discipline and courage of the legionaries? Wounded during a skirmish, Centurion Macro remains behind in charge of the fort as Centurion Cato leads an invasion deep into the hills. Cato's mission: to cement Rome's triumph over the natives by crushing the Druid stronghold. But with winter drawing in, the terrain is barely passable through icy rain and snowstorms.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Perpetual Winter of the Soul"

    • By Norma Miles on 02-01-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Fields of Death

    • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 4
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 23 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 300

    1809. Viscount Wellington and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte have made their mark as military commanders. Lifelong enemies, they both believe their armies are strong enough to destroy any rival. But in war victory can never be certain. While Wellington's success continues in Spain, Napoleon feels the sting of failure. Yet despite a disastrous Russian campaign and humiliating defeat at Leipzig, he persists in fighting on.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History brought to Life

    • By Amazon Customer on 27-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Blood Crows

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 12
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 381
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    From the best-selling author of Centurion, The Gladiator and Praetorian, a new military adventure for battle-hardened centurions Macro and Cato, fighting for the Empire in Britannia. For nearly ten years, the Roman Empire has fought ceaselessly to strengthen its hold over Britannia. But opposition from native tribes led by the ruthless warrior Caratacus threatens to destroy everything. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro are summoned by Governor Ostorius to Londinium....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Macro & Cato at their Best!

    • By David on 21-04-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Legion

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 10
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    The Legion is the action-packed tenth novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Egypt, AD 49. Cato, one of the youngest Prefects of the Roman army, and Centurion Macro have a tough posting: to track down and destroy a gang of former gladiators who have turned to piracy. Driven by vengeance, these hardened brutes have been defiling temples, sinking Roman ships, and slaughtering men, women and children.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Macro and Cato Going on a Bear Hunt

    • By Simon on 17-08-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Eagle's Conquest

    • Eagles of the Empire, Book 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 565
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 522

    The second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Roman series. When Centurion Macro arrives on British soil as one of Emperor Claudius's invasion force in 43 AD, he is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. In a series of bloody skirmishes, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army must find and defeat the enemy before he grows strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Sequel

    • By Simon on 11-10-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Fire and Sword

    • Wellington and Napoleon, Book 3
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 21 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 297

    It's 1804. Napoleon Bonaparte is emperor of France, his ultimate aim to rule Europe. After defeat at the Battle of Trafalgar, he wins a glorious victory against Austria at Austerlitz. He then deposes the Spanish king and places his own brother on the throne. But he is yet to triumph over his most hated enemy: Great Britain. Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington) throws himself into the British campaign in Europe. After glory in Portugal, he commands the army in a series of triumphant battles across Spain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A surprise to me ....

    • By L. D. Otter on 04-06-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Generals

    • Wellington and Napoleon 2
    • By: Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 426
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 386

    The Generals is the compelling second novel in Simon Scarrow's best-selling Wellington and Napoleon quartet. In the turbulent aftermath of the French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte stands accused of treachery and corruption. His reputation is saved by his skill in leading his men to victory in Italy and Egypt. But then he must restore order in France and find peace or victory over her enemies: England and Arthur Wellesley (the future Duke of Wellington).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two of a Kind!

    • By Simon on 27-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

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