The Iron Hand of Mars : Marcus Didius Falco

  • by Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • Series: Marcus Didius Falco
  • 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"I’ve always wanted to see something of the Empire outside Rome."
AD 71. Germania Libera: dark, dripping forests inhabited by bloodthirsty barbarians and legendary wild beasts, a furious prophetess who terrorises Rome, and the ghostly spirits of slaughtered Roman legionaries.
Enter Falco, an Imperial agent on a special mission: to find the absconding commander of a legion whose loyalty is suspect. Easier said than done, thinks Falco as he makes his uneasy way down the Rhenus, trying to forget that back in sunny Rome his girlfriend, Helena Justina, is being hotly pursued by Titus Caesar. His mood is not improved when he discovers his only allies are a woefully inadequate bunch of recruits, their embittered centurion, a rogue dog, and its innocent young master - just the right kind of support for an agent unwillingly trying to tame the Celtic hordes.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Read

The early Falco books are, in my opinion, the best. Once you have got your head round the characters this must rate as the best of the best. The "rescue scene" in the forest is just breath taking, I listened to it several times
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- David Holt

Narrator not well cast.

Strange pronunciation of Latin words and names and has great difficulty in varying voices from bland Estuary English.
Story is good, though, and important to continuing Falco saga.
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- Mary Carnegie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios