SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion : SPQR

  • by John Maddox Roberts
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: SPQR
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Caius Julius Caesar, now Dictator of Rome, has decided to revise the Roman calendar, which has become out of sync with the seasons. As if this weren’t already an unpopular move, Caesar has brought in astronomers and astrologers from abroad, including Egyptians, Greeks, Indians, and Persians. Decius is appointed to oversee this project, which he knows rankles the Roman public: "To be told by a pack of Chaldeans and Egyptians how to conduct their duties towards the gods was intolerable." Not long after the new calendar project begins, two of the foreigners are murdered.
Decius begins his investigations and, as the body count increases, it seems that an Indian fortune-teller popular with patrician Roman ladies is also involved.
This latest in the acclaimed series is sure to please historical mystery fans.


What the Critics Say

"Readers looking for a crafty and entertaining journey to the past won’t be disappointed." (Publishers Weekly on SPQR XI: Under Vesuvius)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

please sir, i want some more

Would you listen to SPQR XIII: The Year of Confusion again? Why?

actually, I listen to all of them quite frequently. Along with S Holmes & N Wolf, they've gotten to be old friends.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

it's a bit long for one sitting, but would willingly put the disks into my player until I get where I'm going.

Any additional comments?

I'm hoping that there will be more, I've found a short story in an anthology and wishing that there are more of them and eventually they will find their way into a collection that I will be able to add to my library.

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- mcmouse "eclectic reader/listener"

Loved it

As with the rest of the series. Ready for Spqr XIV. Makes you feel like you're there.
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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios