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I am a relative newcomer to the Falco series of novels. My introduction to Falco was the BBC serialisations on Radio 4, of which I am very fond. However I have found that the unabridged audio books are so much better!
Lindsey Davis has managed to bring us another lively, witty and clever installment; with characters that are as fresh and interesting as in the "Silver Pigs", yet have developed and matured. Alexandria is perhaps not as laugh out loud funny as Saturnalia, but is an excellent listen all the same.
Christian Rodska's narration of Alexandria and the other books in the series, brings MDF, Helena and the other characters to life with voices that are just so right!
The combination of the novel and the narration make this a superb audiobook.
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I love this audiobook- Christian Rodska does a proper job of narrating, unlike the rest (I'm not including the BBC adaptations in this; they're well done, just too short).
That loveable trio of rogues, Pa, Uncle Fulvius and Cassius, are together again, behaving wonderfully and hilariously badly, the delightful Thalia and her snake turn up, and the exotic and academic setting in Alexandria provide the opportunity for intrigue and cultural comment.
It's sad Christian Rodska didn't narrate all the Falco books, since he did actually perform- others just READ in a neutral manner and sound like they've never seen a tenement or poorer inner city area like Falco's Aventine.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Another great story in this wonderful series. Thoroughly enjoyed this tale which, being the penultimate in the series, is bittersweet. I'm not looking forward to reaching the end but the silver lining is that I'll soon be able to start Lindsay's new series beginning with The Ides of April