Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody... Rome's great hero has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar's adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar.
Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution and avenge his father's death. His greatest hatred is reserved for Brutus, Caesar's childhood friend and greatest ally, now leader of the conspirators. As the people take to the streets of Rome, the Liberatores must face their fate. Some flee the city; others will not escape mob justice. Not a single one will die a natural death. And the reckoning will come for Brutus on the sweeping battlefield at Philippi.
The epic fifth novel in Conn Iggulden's bestselling 'Emperor' series.
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Agree with Wiggo Wagon the narrator really spoils this book, he reads it with no feeling at all.
The story is good but please pick a better narrator next time.
I have loved every one of Conn Iggulden's Audiobooks. The Conqueror and Emperor series have been spellbinding and have awoken an interest in history for me. This book is different though. In truth it may not be the book. It is the narration.
The choice of Michael Healey is mystifying, the pace is so pedestrian, and lacking in expression that I have to keep stopping the book. Gone is the compulsion to keep listening and listening, putting off jobs that I should be doing, just to hear a bit more.
The passion and interest are gone, it's like listening to some guy down the pub.
Really disappointing - will have to buy the book now.
Emperor: The Blood of Gods
This was a very good tale ruined by the narrator. I read the book after giving up on the audio. I rate the book highly and it is a pity that they did not continue to use Glenister for the voice.