The Gladiator : Eagles of the Empire

  • by Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • Series: Eagles of the Empire
  • 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. In the chaotic aftermath, large bands of the island's slaves begin to revolt and local bandits, taking advantage of the slave rebellion, urge the Cretans to overthrow the Roman administration. With many of the island's troops either killed or wounded during the earthquake, the governor of the province calls on Macro and Cato for help. Can they move swiftly enough to counter the rebellion before it sweeps the Romans from the island?


What the Critics Say

"I don't need this kind of compeition." (Bernard Cornwall)


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loved it will carry on reading and listening as long as Simon keeps writing excellent
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- david william priest

great story that sucks you into another world

it sucks you into a world of combat, politics and friendship. Refusing to let you go until you know the fate of each character. It let's you like every character and begrudgingly you respect the bad guys.
I will be revisiting this author again.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-10-2012
  • Publisher: Headline Digital