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Publisher's Summary

It is 73 AD in Ancient Rome and inimitable sleuth Marcus Didius Falco is back with a vengeance. In one night, a man is killed and Rome's Chief of Spies left for dead. Naturally there is no one except Falco to conduct the investigation. Soon he is plunged into the fiercely competitive world of olive oil production. Political intrigue, an exotic Spanish dancer and impending fatherhood, all add to Falco's troubles.
©1996 Lindsey Davis (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Eveline Howells on 05-11-17

A dying light in cordoba by Lindsey Davis

The narator was good , The story was very good, you really need to read all the books from the beginning to understand the story line though.

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4 out of 5 stars
By ozgribbo on 01-11-13

A new slant on the Romans

I have read this series for many years and it is interesting to see how the fortunes (and character) of Marcus Didius Falco progresses. The narrator gets the sometimes world-weary Falco's moods over extremely well. The everyday life of Romans is painted well and the inclusion of Roman notables is handled well. Will continue to get as many of this series as I can.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Nicola on 05-03-13

Where is Christian Rodska?

This is part of a brilliant, witty and engaging series of stories about a private eye set in Ancient Rome. I have listened to all the available Falco books which are read with great wit and conviction by Christian Rodska. He brings the books to life with beautifully timed humour and creates the characters with wonderful voices. Unfortunately he doesn't read book nor The Accusers, which is a real shame. No disrespect for the other two narrators, but it really doesn't work in the same way. I will have to buy the actual book instead as I find the lack of Mr Rodska very irritating and can't listen.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Asha on 03-12-13

Very disappointing

Why, why, oh WHY do the powers-that-be change narrators midstream? Having established Falco's voice in Christian Rhodska, why change to someone else, who, no matter how competent, or even good, he may be in other roles, just isn't Falco? And having changed, why were there no guidelines given to the narrator - such as, the chief spy is called An-a-cry-teas, not An-ak-ra-teas? And she's Hell-en-er, not Hel-leaner?



As well as the unfamiliar pronunciation of familiar names, the narrator seemed in a hurry to get the job done, and set a cracking pace that rode roughshod over the humour of the writing and sacrificed any expression at all.



Sadly disappointing. If I could give this no stars I would.



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