The House of the Vestals : Roma Sub Rosa (Chronological)

  • by Steven Saylor
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • Series: Roma Sub Rosa (Chronological)
  • 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is ancient Rome, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble. Known to many as the one man in the ancient world who can both keep a secret and uncover one, Gordianus lays bare some of his most intriguing and compelling adventures.
The House of the Vestals collects nine of the award-winning stories of Gordianus the Finder by critically acclaimed, best-selling author Steven Saylor. Filling in some of the gaps between novels, this delightful collection ofunique and unforgettable mysteries is Saylor at his finest - revealing the intrigues in the secret history of Rome.
In “Little Caesar and the Pirates,” Gordianus must act as a go-between for kidnappers, but he begins to wonder whois really being held hostage. In “The Alexandrian Cat,” a mischievous girl anda tell-tale sneeze reveal an ingenious plot of murder and thievery. In “The House of the Vestals,” blackmail goes horribly wrong, and there is no one to take the blame. These stories and more make up an engrossing collection of finely wrought mystery tales with all the suspense and craft that are the trademark of Saylor’s work.

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Terrible Narrator

What made the experience of listening to The House of the Vestals the most enjoyable?

The stories are well written and dense with historical detail


What didn’t you like about Ralph Cosham’s performance?

Mr. Cosham sounds like a 90 year old man. His voice is thick, hoarse and wavering. Gordianus is supposed to be a vigorous man in his late 30's, not an elderly, wheezing, nursing home patient. Also, Mr. Cosham CANNOT change is voice in any way to portray different characters. He sounds the same which ever character is speaking. Male, female, young, old, greek or roman- his voice never changes its quality.The only thing that kept me going were the interesting stories.


If you could rename The House of the Vestals, what would you call it?

A good bunch of stories almost rendered useless by a poor narration.


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- D. Fyler

this is the narration this book SHOULD have

Any additional comments?

this is what listening to an audible book should be like. STORY>>nothing but story. thank you

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- Caryn Johnson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-01-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.