EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged) : Emperor

  • by Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by Robert Glenister
  • Series: Emperor
  • 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.

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Emperor The Gates Of Rome (unabridged)

Excellent. Enjoyed the entire book. Had to pace myself otherwise I would have listened in just a couple of sessions. Well written and well read. Story very easy to follow and the characters were bought to life by good narration. Would recommend to anyone who likes historical novels.
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- Georgina

Conn Iggulden rocks!

This was my first taste of a Conn Iggulden novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Yes it isn't exactly based on historic fact, as explained by the author himself at the end. He has taken some poetic licence with the timelines and has crafted a fictional account of what Julius' early years might have been like. As there is no actual written account of his childhood the author based his story around what it would have been like for a typical middle class Roman boy and I think he's done a fantastic job. I thoroughly enjoyed Robert Glenister's narrative and I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series. I'm middle-aged and female so probably don't fit the typical demographic of Conn Iggulden readers but as an avid reader of historic fiction and non-fiction I would recommend this writer to anyone who enjoys the same.
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- Denise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios