The Silver Pigs : Marcus Didius Falco

  • by Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by Christian Rodska
  • Series: Marcus Didius Falco
  • 9 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.Falco finds out that Sosia, the niece of a highly placed senator, holds the secret to a stockpile of silver pigs, ingots intended for no good use. Hoping for future favors from Sosia's powerful uncle, Falco embarks on an intricate case of smuggling, murder, and treason that reaches into the palace itself. And if he does not tread lightly, the treacherous puzzle of the silver pigs could buy him a one-way ticket to his own funeral pyre.

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Murder, Mystery and Mayhem in First Century Rome!

I know of the Falco novels since they were first published. The research by the author is meticulous and adds weight and authenticity to a gripping story.

Falco, our hero, is a very believable character, and more than a little put-upon. He manages to take you, the listener with him as he negotiates his way through the various twists and turns of the plot, collecting a few beatings along the way, as well as imparting some telling insights into the realities of human nature.

I'm biased, I like the Falco Novels anyway!
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- Broadland Wanderer

completely believable characters and a great plot

I love these novels - why are there so few in the Audible catalogue? And most of those are short dramas, rather than the whole book. This, the first of the Marcus Didius Falco series, is a cracker. I have no idea how accurate the historical details are but the context rings true to me and I can easily visualise the scenes Davies describes. Falco is a great flawed hero and the narrator's accent is perfect for him. the only thing which seemed slightly unlikely was his meetings with the Ceasars. I'd recommend it as a good uncomplicated bit of escapism... and no gory stuff either.
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- pennyh

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-01-2006
  • Publisher: Audible Studios