• Lustrum

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Series: Imperium, Book 2
  • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-12-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Rome, 63 BC. In a city on the brink of acquiring a vast empire, seven men are struggling for power. Cicero is consul, Caesar his ruthless young rival, Pompey the republic's greatest general, Crassus its richest man, Cato a political fanatic, Catilina a psychopath, Clodius an ambitious playboy.
The stories of these real historical figures - their alliances and betrayals, their cruelties and seductions, their brilliance and their crimes - are all interleaved to form this epic novel. Its narrator is Tiro, a slave who serves as confidential secretary to the wily, humane, complex Cicero. He knows all his master's secrets - a dangerous position to be in.
From the discovery of a child's mutilated body, through judicial execution and a scandalous trial, to the brutal unleashing of the Roman mob, Lustrum is a study in the timeless enticements and horrors of power.
©2009 Robert Harris (P)2014 AudioGo Ltd. Published by Random House Audiobooks
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4 out of 5 stars
By D. Landau on 12-17-15

Interesting for History Lovers

If you could sum up Lustrum in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, serious, historical

If you’ve listened to books by Robert Harris before, how does this one compare?

More informative, less entertaining.

Which character – as performed by Bill Wallis – was your favorite?

Pompeii the Great.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Cicero's self-flattering poem.

Any additional comments?

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5 out of 5 stars
By Hugo on 05-09-16

Best reader

The actor who tells this story is an accomplished storyteller. His accents are consistently charming and artful and his tone reflects perfectly the plot's blend of history and intrigue. Not to be rated highly enough. Cannot wait to get started on the third part

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nicholas Bennett on 06-08-16

Awesome

What a great and epic story from history, expertly retold and brought to life by an outstanding actor.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-11-18

And the present mirrors the past!

The story of Rome’s slide from a republic to dictatorship, through the distraction of a Senate concerned with procedural correctness becoming unaware of the rise of populist sentiment- mirrors the world of 2018. Political correctness and identity politics means nothing to a populace who can’t pay their bills and feel safe in their homes, and they’ll vote for those who will listen, not preach, to them.

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