Based on real historical events.
A time for vengeance. German frontier: Close to the Rhine, a Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, prepares to take his soldiers on patrol. On the opposite side of the river, German tribes are resentful of the harsh taxes about to be imposed upon them. Suspicious that there might be unrest, Tullus knows that his men's survival will be determined not just by their training and discipline, but by his leadership.
A time for war. What neither Tullus nor his commander, Governor Varus, realise is that ranged against them is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, who has long been plotting to drive the Romans from the tribal lands east of the Rhine.
A time to die. As Varus' legions prepare to leave their summer encampment, thousands of warriors - directed by Arminius - are massing nearby. Eager to throw off the Roman yoke, the tribesmen prepare a deadly ambush. Only the gods can save the Romans now....
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The fact that the events are accurate and Ben has tried to be as historically true to the events make this book stand out.
Going back in the night to find the Women, Child and Pup.
Pronunciation of Roman names and Places :)
Even though I knew the ending it kept be listening to find out how and the detail added in that is then explained in the authors note is quite fascinating.
Hope for more :)
Another superb Ben Kane, full of realism
The realism that Ben manages to get into his stories, while still maintaining the drive necessary to propel the reader/listener keeps me wanting more
The realism, the historic accuracy, the believable characters
Clear diction makes the recording easy to understand, even when listening in the car.
Yes, if only I had a car journey long enough.
A little more inflection required in the humerous parts, and some variation in delivery of dialogue needed to take it from 4 to 5 stars