The Triumph of Caesar by Steven Saylor audiobook

The Triumph of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome

By Steven Saylor
Read by Ralph Cosham

Blackstone Publishing 9780312556990

The Roma Sub Rosa Series: Book 12

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The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion: Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar has returned to Rome. The city abounds with rumors that Caesar will be made king. Gordianus, recently returned from Egypt with his wife Bethesda, is essentially retired from his previous profession of “finder,” but he cannot refuse the call of Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife. Troubled by prophecies of disaster and fearing for Caesar’s life, she had hired someone to investigate the rumors. But that person, who was a close friend of Gordianus, has turned up murdered on her doorstep. Calpurnia wants Gordianus to protect Caesar’s life before it is too late. Gordianus agrees to help, but only to find the murderer of his friend. Once an investigation is begun, however, there’s no controlling what it will turn up, who it will put in danger, or where it will end.

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One of SoundCommentary.com’s The Best of the Best in 2010

The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion: Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar has returned to Rome. The city abounds with rumors that Caesar will be made king. Gordianus, recently returned from Egypt with his wife Bethesda, is essentially retired from his previous profession of “finder,” but he cannot refuse the call of Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife. Troubled by prophecies of disaster and fearing for Caesar’s life, she had hired someone to investigate the rumors. But that person, who was a close friend of Gordianus, has turned up murdered on her doorstep. Calpurnia wants Gordianus to protect Caesar’s life before it is too late. Gordianus agrees to help, but only to find the murderer of his friend. Once an investigation is begun, however, there’s no controlling what it will turn up, who it will put in danger, or where it will end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The convincing backdrop of daily life in ancient Rome helps make this compelling whodunit a triumph.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Gordianus the Finder is a marvelous example of a credible early-history sleuth—sophisticated, cagey, and loosely attached to the shifting power structure of Rome in the time of Caesar…Fast-paced action, a deeply realized main character, and accessible history make this series first-rate on all fronts.” Booklist (starred review)
“Ralph Cosham performs this historical mystery in clear tones and subtle differentiation between the characters. Women are portrayed with light tones, while men’s voices vary according to their personality. In a world of intrigue and political unrest, Gordianus inserts himself into the lives of the upper classes, including Brutus, Cicero, Caesar, and Marc Antony. Cosham’s voice modulates with emotion while recounting Rome’s political intrigue.” AudioFile
“The tenth novel featuring Gordianus the Finder maintains the high standards of Saylor’s Roma Sub Rosa series…He [follows] Gordianus through the streets of Rome on the hunt for a killer who has murdered a friend…assisted by his daughter, Diana, a brilliant, plucky girl who sees clues he misses. The reader is treated to history and culture, including Caesar’s four triumphs: religion, divination, senatorial politics and conniving women. Narrator Ralph Cosham, a former British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor, has been a three-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He does not disappoint here in a full-voiced presentation. His female characterizations are superb. The novel is highly recommended.” Soundcommentary.com (starred review)

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Author Bio: Steven Saylor

Author Bio: Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of novels set in ancient Rome. He studied history at the University of Texas at Austin. Saylor’s writing has appeared in the Threepenny Review, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English