Venus In Copper

  • by Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser, Anna Madeley
  • 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

In the heyday of the Roman Empire, a small accounting error has left Marcus Didius Falco sharing a cell with a large rat. But the Empire's most hard-done-by investigator is finally bailed out, and promptly accepts a commission to help a family of freed slaves fend off a professional bribe.... A third instalment of the Marcus Didius Falco mysteries set in first century Rome, starring Anton Lesser.

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What the Critics Say

'Lindsay Davis's renowned thrillers are set in first-century Rome in the age of Titus Caesar. They are exciting, witty and written in a believable historical voice that happens to be as fast moving and attractively slangy as a modern American thriller. Her private eye, Marcus Didius Falco, is reminiscent of a Chandler anti-hero, wisecracking his way through the ups and downs of solving crimes, but his romance with the daughter of a Roman senator gives him a fuller sentimental aspect. Venus in Copper, the third in the series, is made the more lively by this excellent Radio 4 dramatised production... Anton Lesser shows his extraordinary versatility as Falco, the narrator.' Christina Hardyment, The Times.

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Sparkling dramatisation

Anton Lesser is an extremey plausible Falco and the other cast members add to a very satisfying dramatisation of the novel. Easier to follow than some of these adaptations, the parallels with modern living are made lightly and the story races along.
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- Rosie

Venus In Copper is yet another great book by the great Lindsey Davis.

Venus In Copper is, dare I say it, another wonderful full cast adaptation by the BBC starring Anton Lesser as our hero/narrator. Anna Madley makes an excellent Helena Justina, the erstwhile companion to Falco.

If you listen to any of Lyndsey Davis' novels you must try these. I highly recommend them.
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- Rufus

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios