Eagles of the Empire
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  • 1
    Under the Eagle: Eagles of the Empire, Book 1 | Simon Scarrow

    Under the Eagle: Eagles of the Empire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    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.

    A great blend of fact and fiction

    This was a very good story narrated well. Scarrow developed strong characters and I am looking forward to listening to the next installment. Real prai..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 May 2015 by G D POTTER ()
  • 2
    The Eagle's Conquest: Eagles of the Empire, Book 2 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle's Conquest: Eagles of the Empire, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    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....

    Excellent Sequel

    Simon Scarrow has created two characters who go together extremely well despite their differences. This book continues to follow their exploits in Br..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 October 2015 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 3
    When the Eagle Hunts: Eagles of the Empire, Book 3 | Simon Scarrow

    When the Eagle Hunts: Eagles of the Empire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    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.

    And here I'm stuck!

    It's a real shame (at least at the time of writing). This is such a great series, extremely well narrated, I love the characters but there are unfor..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 September 2015 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 4
    The Eagle and the Wolves: Eagles of the Empire, Book 4 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle and the Wolves: Eagles of the Empire, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    Why was this released in a weird order?

    loved it but It was released a long time after book 11. Why? I enjoy the stories so it makes little difference but now I have the time line messed up

    Reviewed on 28 June 2017 by jamie ()
  • 5
    The Eagle's Prey: Eagles of the Empire, Book 5 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle's Prey: Eagles of the Empire, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    Pawns Are Important Too!

    Once again our two heroes battle it out with both the belligerent British and the enemies from within including both incompetent senior officers and t..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 June 2017 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 6
    The Eagle's Prophecy: Eagles of the Empire, Book 6 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle's Prophecy: Eagles of the Empire, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Russell Boulter
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    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....

    I Finally Caved In!

    About a year ago I said that I was stuck because books 4 and 5 in this series were not available. Sadly at the time of writing that's still the case ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 October 2016 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 7
    The Eagle in the Sand: Eagles of the Empire, Book 7 | Simon Scarrow

    The Eagle in the Sand: Eagles of the Empire, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Russell Boulter
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    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....

    Thrilling read

    I missed 4/5/6 in the series as some were not available on audible and went straight for this on. It was very easy to pick up and hugely interesting s..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2015 by Mr T C ()
  • 8
    Centurion: Eagles of the Empire, Book 8 | Simon Scarrow

    Centurion: Eagles of the Empire, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    I enjoyed it

    Okay none of the characters or plot are going to be a surprising however the reading is very enjoyable. Some of the recurring rounds of battle could h..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 May 2016 by Pammy (England UK)
  • 9
    The Gladiator: Eagles of the Empire, Book 9 | Simon Scarrow

    The Gladiator: Eagles of the Empire, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    I'm not Spartacus!

    Anyone who’s got this far in a series is most likely a devoted fan! And why not? Macro and Cato are thoroughly engaging characters and their developi..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 July 2017 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 10
    The Legion: Eagles of the Empire, Book 10 | Simon Scarrow

    The Legion: Eagles of the Empire, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    Continuation of the Same boring Ajax story

    More of the same. These books are basically 3 story archs dragged out. The main difference here is that Cato gets half his usual brains alongside some..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 July 2015 by james ()
  • 11
    Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11 | Simon Scarrow

    Praetorian: Eagles of the Empire, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    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....

    The narrator's not in keeping with the books

    The narrator makes the characters sound pretty wimpy, especially when Cato and Macro are shouting commands or showing frustration. Jonathan Keeble was..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 April 2015 by Andrew Sutton ()
  • 12
    The Blood Crows: Eagles of the Empire, Book 12 | Simon Scarrow

    The Blood Crows: Eagles of the Empire, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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....

    Macro Economics Means No Diminishing Returns!

    Being honest I was a little concerned after reading the previous book in the series that it was heading on a downward path and getting bogged down som..Show More »

    Reviewed on 12 October 2017 by Simon (Somewhere between a pair of headphones.)
  • 13
    Brothers in Blood: Eagles of the Empire, Book 13 | Simon Scarrow

    Brothers in Blood: Eagles of the Empire, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    Scarrow does it again!

    Floating amongst the cream of the crop.

    Reviewed on 21 January 2015 by Dustin (Haslemere, United Kingdom)
  • 14
    Britannia: Eagles of the Empire, Book 14 | Simon Scarrow

    Britannia: Eagles of the Empire, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    "Perpetual Winter of the Soul"

    The wonderful Simon Scarrow is never better than when Cato and Macro are battling for Rome (and themselves) against the insurgents in Britain and this..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 January 2016 by Norma Miles ()
  • 15
    Invictus: Eagles of the Empire, Book 15 | Simon Scarrow

    Invictus: Eagles of the Empire, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Simon Scarrow
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    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.

    Best Scarrow yet

    Still enjoyable, witty and gripping but with new plot and character complexity and an outstanding performance by Jonathan Keeble who brings an extraor..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 November 2016 by Toby ()
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    Day of the Caesars: Eagles of the Empire, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Simon Scarrow
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    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.

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