Shadows in Bronze

  • by Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley, Full Cast
  • 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's 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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Customer Reviews

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Another triumph

These dramatisations are fabulous. Lindsey Davis herself has said that she is really moved by the depth and sympathy of the characterisations from the cast and it is easy to see why. Anton Lesser is perfect and Anna Madeley is a wonderful Helena. I have read all the books, which are enchanting and listened to these dramatisations whenever they've been on. What a joy to have them on this site.
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- R. E. O. Connell


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would defiantly recommend this audiobook. It is both humorous and tender with a great plot line.

Who was your favorite character and why?

All the main characters are warm and totally believable. Falco and Helena's playful jousting brings them clearly to life.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I could listen to the first five Falco stories over and over again. Anton Lessor brings Falco to life with his wonderful voice and characterisation.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is wonderful listening. Consuming it in one sitting isn't difficult as you become engaged with the story and it's character's.

Any additional comments?

I just wish there were more than five audio books by Lindsey Davis in this format.

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- alison Reece

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios