See Delphi and Die : Marcus Didius Falco

  • by Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by Christian Rodska
  • Series: Marcus Didius Falco
  • 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Greece, home of the ancient Olympic Games, is a favourite destination for Seven Sights Travel, a seedy company which provides escorted tours for wealthy travellers. When Marcus Didius Falco and Helena hear that a young girl and a newly-wed woman, both Roman visitors, have been murdered at Olympia, they both step in to investigate.


What the Critics Say

"The author's vivid picture of life in A.D. 76 and the sparkling characterizations, particularly the amusing byplay between Falco and Helena, will satisfy most readers." (Publishers Weekly)
"If Sam Spade traveled back in time to A.D. 76, he'd be Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman sleuth at the center of Davis' mordant series." (Booklist)


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Touring Ancient Greece

One of the best parts about this book was the way Davis caught the standard annoyances of swanning around the country as part of a tour group. In this case Falco's family group is chasing after a tour on which a young woman had been killed. Touring was quite popular in the Roman Empire during Falco's time and even now it is possible to find Roman graffiti on ancient monuments thus proving that the urge to leave some personal mark cuts across the ages.

Anyway there are shady tour operators, annoying and importunate guides, bad lodging, worse food and lots and lots about Greece.

The narrator does a fine job of giving Falco a believable voice.
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- Rose

History and Fun

If you loved "I, Claudius", you will love this. Although set 2000 years ago, it reminds me of my recent trip to the same area. Also, I love the British accents for Roman characters a la "Claudius." A fun read for history and mystery readers and for those planning a trip to Italy and Greece.
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- Louise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2007
  • Publisher: Audible Studios