Eagles at War

  • by Ben Kane
  • Narrated by David Rintoul
  • 13 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Great Read

What did you like most about Eagles at War?

The fact that the events are accurate and Ben has tried to be as historically true to the events make this book stand out.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Eagles at War?

Going back in the night to find the Women, Child and Pup.


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

Pronunciation of Roman names and Places :)


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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.


Any additional comments?

Hope for more :)

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- Ben

Another superb Ben Kane, full of realism

Would you listen to Eagles at War again? Why?

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


What did you like best about this story?

The realism, the historic accuracy, the believable characters


What about David Rintoul’s performance did you like?

Clear diction makes the recording easy to understand, even when listening in the car.


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

Yes, if only I had a car journey long enough.


Any additional comments?

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

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- Alan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-04-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks