Venus in Copper : Marcus Didius Falco

  • by Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by Lindsey Davis, Gordon Griffin
  • Series: Marcus Didius Falco
  • 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rats are always bigger than you expect. Falco, ancient Rome's hangdog investigator, hates sharing a cell with a rodent - though being bailed by his old mother is almost as embarrassing. His high-born girlfriend can't decide if she wants him, and Titus Caesar's reward for past services is a wet fish. Hoping for a better life, or at least a better apartment, he takes on new clients.
On the elegant slopes of the Pincian Hill, three nouveau riche freedmen with two flashy wives are under siege by a clever redhead. Severina Zotica has a foul-mouthed parrot, an odd connection with a snake dancer - and a very suspicious past. As he pursues this flame-haired fortune-hunter, Falco finds himself beset by violent rentracketeers, poisoners, and women without consciences who have dangerous designs on him.

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im hooked

What did you like best about Venus in Copper? What did you like least?

The historical details of life in ancient Rome A weaker story compared to the previous books


Would you recommend Venus in Copper to your friends? Why or why not?

yes but read the previous books first


What does Lindsey Davis and Gordon Griffin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The first book had a different narrator, with a cheeky Cockney style which suited Falcos character better. That said I I have warmed to Gordon and look forward to reading more of the series


Do you think Venus in Copper needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

of course...I think I'll follow Falcos adventures for years to come..I'm hooked!


Any additional comments?

I'm a Sci Fi book kinda guy so this is a new adventure for me but one I am thoroughly enjoying!

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- martin

Copper not gold

Not one of Lindsay Davis's best. Too many difficult names to remember in a tangled rush towards the end. As ever, very humorous, hugely well informed exposing ancient racketeering that is as revel
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- maureen mcintosh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-12-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios