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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Simon Jones

Historical Fiction • 13.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

Welcome to a political adventure set in Imperial Rome--or is it Washington? The ambitions and intrigue surrounding the great Roman orator and advocate Cicero have some delicious parallels in contemporary politics. Narrator Simon Jones immerses listeners in the world presented by Cicero’s facile scribe (and slave), Tiro, who recounts the events of Cicero’s career. Jones makes the endless Latin names seem effortless, keeping each character straight and tossing off the names as easily as if they were his most familiar friends. In print this would likely bog down many readers--in audio each new character (and name) is welcomed. Details of Roman culture and history surround the senators, consuls, generals, and scoundrels. Jones makes Cicero’s rise to power an engrossing listening experience. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 978-0-7435-5515-9 $49.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN 978-0-7435-6184-6 $29.95


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2007

CS ISBN 978-1-4281-3560-X $92.75 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4281-3562-8 $123.75 • Twelve CDs

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