King of Kings : Warrior of Rome

  • by Harry Sidebottom
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • Series: Warrior of Rome
  • 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In A.D. 256, the specter of treachery hangs ominously over the Roman Empire. The sparks of Christian fervor have spread through the empire like wildfire, and the imperium is alive with the machinations of dangerous and powerful men. All the while, Sassanid forces press forward relentlessly along the eastern frontier.
The battle-bloodied General Ballista returns to the imperial court from the fallen city of Arete, only to find that there are those who would rather see him dead than alive. Ballista is soon caught in a sinister web of intrigue and religious fanaticism, and his courage and loyalty will be put to the ultimate test in the service of Rome and the emperor. The Warrior of Rome is back.
Harry Sidebottom is a fellow of St. Benet’s Hall and a lecturer at Lincoln College, Oxford University, where he specializes in ancient warfare and classical art.

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Historical novel buff's dream

Would you listen to King of Kings again? Why?

I was out of state and on vacation, my friend knew I love historical novels. He didn't have book one but this one can stand alone. I pretty much listened to it straight through with only a few breaks for social events. I most certainly will and I am planning to purchase the series.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Ballista, he is the main character in this story and he shows amazing strength and is able to lean from his experiences. He becomes a cunning leader, and a steadfast individualist.


What about Stefan Rudnicki’s performance did you like?

I have listened to Stefan Rudniki narrate other books and he is up there with my top 20 favorite narrators. He can do accents and emotions wonderfully


If you could take any character from King of Kings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Ballista, for sure, but I don't think he'd have the time.


Any additional comments?

I notice there are only three books in this series. I truly hope that some time in the future there will be another. Even if it's a history from some one who knew Balista.

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- Bonnie

Solid book

This was a good book although I did not like it as much as the first book. It seemed a bit repetitive yet still an exciting read (listen).
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- Joe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.