Summary

Anton Lesser and Anna Madeley star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Lindsey Davis's second best-selling Falco novel featuring the Roman detective. Rome, AD 71. Against his better judgement, Marcus Didius Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his friend Petronius. He conveniently forgets to mention to his companion that this will be no holiday. They have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts in Neapolis, Capreae, and Pompeii. The idyllic seaside location fails to help his doomed romance with Helena Justina, whom Falco met and courted so stormily in The Silver Pigs. The deeper he probes, the more it seems that Helena is inextricably connected to the elite plotters, in ways that the smitten Falco cannot bear to contemplate.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pippa on 11-01-13

What is there not to like?

Very entertaining rendition of the Marcus Didius books - I loved the background noises and felt I really was in Rome. Loved it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rufus on 30-08-17

Yet another great book by Lindsey Davis.

What more can I say about this audio book. Great story, great cast and an altogether wonderful experience. 2 hours 41 minutes spent in the company of Anton Lesser as the hero of our story... Marcus Didius Falco. Anna Madeley plays our heroin Helena Justina, a senetors daughter and above Falco's position in life.

If you've read, or listened, to any of these stories then you know what to expect. If you're a newcomer then...WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
Seriously though, if you're thinking about purchasing this then start with the first Falco book/audiobook 'The Silver Pigs'.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on 18-07-11

Shadows in Bronze, by Lindsey Davis

After enjoying "The Silver Pigs," narrated by Christian Rodska, I was delighted to try Lindsey Davis' Shadows in Bronze," dramatized. I thought I would prefer a dramatized version over a narrated one. But the actor who plays Marcus Didius Falco sounds like a woman, and I could not easily get used to it. I got mixed up! This is of course my fault, and I will start the drama over and try again. Christian Rodska does a fine job portraying both women and men in his narration of "The Silver Pigs."

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2 out of 5 stars
By Linda on 07-05-11

Confused

Very abridged. The pace of the drama is fast. After 10 minutes, I had no clue what was going on, and didn't finish.

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