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Publisher's Summary

"I still can't believe I've put the bastard away for good!" Petro muttered.'
Petronius Longus, captain of the Aventine watch and Falco's oldest friend, has finally nailed one of Rome's top criminals. Under Roman law, citizens are not imprisoned but are allowed 'time to depart' into exile outside the Empire.
One dark and gloomy dawn, Petro and Falco put the evil Balbinus aboard a ship. But soon after, an outbreak of robbery and murder suggests a new criminal ring has moved into Balbinus' territory. Petro and Falco must descend into the underworld of Vespasian's Rome to investigate...
©1997 Lindsey Davis (P)2015 Audible Studios
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By Practical Lady on 03-03-15

Spoilt by the narrator

Why was Christian Rodska not commissioned to read Falco! He is Falco! I have great respect for our narrators but this was dreadful. I did not finish the story as I found it too difficult to follow the character dialogue. There was no attempt to give a voice to any of the characters and the whole thing merged into a boring mumble. I am so sad because the same chap has read all the other newly released books too but not for me. One of the few times I will be returning a book.

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By ColinB on 09-24-15

Gripping Yarn

enjoyed the story a re read but still enjoyable.

The narrator is not the best but ok

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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