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From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the betrayals that almost tore it apart, the Emperor novels tell the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. The Gates of Romeintroduces an ambitious young man facing his first great test. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core. Citizen will fight citizen in a bloody conflict - and Julius Caesar will be in the thick of the action. Dazzling in its imagination and storytelling, Gates of Rome is a masterpiece of historical fiction.
©2010 Conn Iggulden (P)2010 BBC Audiobooks America
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kimberly on 04-09-12

Best of Genre

This audio is one of the best historical fiction books I have ever read or listened to. It has the best of what the historical fiction genre should be - a great point of view, well-imagined historical figures who are fleshed out to become real people, thorough research that doesn't get in the way of the story, broad sweep that also narrows down to individual stories. The narrator was excellent - his female characters were good, too - and the story was gripping, causing me to gasp aloud a few times, even though I thought I knew the story of Julius Caesar quite well. If you liked HBO's "Rome," you'll love this - it's like getting the backstory. Just a great example of historical fiction - I'm on to the rest of the series and looking forward to reading more Conn Iggulden.

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5 out of 5 stars
By LeAnna Giddings on 10-29-10

Loved it!

I thought his Genghis series was great, so I couldn't wait to see what he would do with another historical figure of significance. I wasn't disappointed! He wove a great story and I can't wait for the next installment!

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