Praetorian : Eagles of the Empire

  • by Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
  • Series: Eagles of the Empire
  • 12 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The brand new thrilling Roman adventure from the bestselling author of THE LEGION and THE GLADIATOR. The city of Rome in AD 50 is a dangerous place. Treachery lurks on every corner, and a shadowy Republican movement, 'the Liberators', has spread its tentacles wide. It is feared that the heart of the latest plot lies in the ranks of the Praetorian Guard. Uncertain of whom he can trust, the Imperial Secretary Narcissus summons to Rome two courageous men guaranteed to be loyal to the grave: army veterans Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro.Tasked with infiltrating the Guard, Cato and Macro face a daunting test to win the trust of their fellow soldiers.
No sooner have they begun to unearth the details of the Liberators' devious plan than disaster strikes: an old enemy who could identify them, with deadly consequences, makes an unexpected appearance. Now they face a race against time to save their own lives before they can unmask the mastermind behind the Liberators...

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What the Critics Say

"I don't need this kind of competition." (Bernard Cornwell)
"A good, uncomplicated, rip-roaring read." (Mail on Sunday)

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Customer Reviews

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The narrator's not in keeping with the books

The narrator makes the characters sound pretty wimpy, especially when Cato and Macro are shouting commands or showing frustration. Jonathan Keeble was much better
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- Andrew Sutton

Good Story awful performance.

Would you try another book written by Simon Scarrow or narrated by Gareth Armstrong?

Yes. the series is very good, with a good amount of intrigue and action.


What other book might you compare Praetorian to, and why?

Very similiar to the more political Sharpe Books


What didn’t you like about Gareth Armstrong’s performance?

Half of the characters sounds like old and feeble men despite contrary descriptions in the story itself. The voice action is more like a reading of a childrens story rather than an adult book. Difficult to identify some of the comments between the main characters. The actor obviously had a lot of saliva in his mouth during various parts of the performance as you can hear it in the recording.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Praetorian?

happy with the story.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2011
  • Publisher: Headline Digital