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by | Read by Charlie Simpson

Young Adult • 4.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 1954

Historical fiction by a master storyteller immerses the listener in the time when Rome ruled Britain, and occupying legions and local tribes led tenuous and volatile lives. Charlie Simpson provides an outstanding fully voiced narration of this story of friendship and family. Marcus Aquila, on his first centurion command, learns about the harshness of battle. His adventurous journey to learn the fate of his father's Ninth Legion and its insignia, the Eagle, brings excitement and danger. Characters of varying backgrounds and classes are enhanced by Simpson's vocal variations. The abridgment suffers some obvious gaps; however, of a printed booklet gives good historical background. L.D.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]



Trade Ed. • Naxos AudioBooks • 2006

CD ISBN 9789626344231 $28.98 • Four CDs

DD ISBN $11.89

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