Fortune’s Favorites by Colleen McCullough audiobook

Fortune’s Favorites

By Colleen McCullough
Read by Michael York

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Masters of Rome Series: Book 3

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Return to Ancient Rome - where politics, ambition, and greed collide in the fortunes of two fiercely powerful men: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great general who returns from exile to be installed as dictator, and then stuns Rome with his startling self-imposed retirement; and Pompey, the young scion of an enormously powerful rural family, who determines to leapfrog over the traditional milestones to Roman political pre-eminence by any means necessary. Passionate, ambitious, and larger than life, these men play out their fortunes against rebellious elements in Spain, dangerous rumblings in the East and the doomed slave revolt of the tragic figure Spartacus. But a greater threat to their place in history awaits - the fiery young warrior Julius Caesar, exploding now into manhood, his priest's robe shed in a most surprising manner. A newcomer to military glory and the Senate, he earns a formidable reputation as diplomat, lawyer and politician. In fascinating and unrivaled grandeur, Fortune's Favorites sows the seeds of Caesar's terrible rivalry with Pompey, and sets into motion the events which will finally enable him to tower over history for all time.

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Summary

Return to Ancient Rome - where politics, ambition, and greed collide in the fortunes of two fiercely powerful men: Lucius Cornelius Sulla, the great general who returns from exile to be installed as dictator, and then stuns Rome with his startling self-imposed retirement; and Pompey, the young scion of an enormously powerful rural family, who determines to leapfrog over the traditional milestones to Roman political pre-eminence by any means necessary.

Passionate, ambitious, and larger than life, these men play out their fortunes against rebellious elements in Spain, dangerous rumblings in the East and the doomed slave revolt of the tragic figure Spartacus. But a greater threat to their place in history awaits - the fiery young warrior Julius Caesar, exploding now into manhood, his priest's robe shed in a most surprising manner. A newcomer to military glory and the Senate, he earns a formidable reputation as diplomat, lawyer and politician.

In fascinating and unrivaled grandeur, Fortune's Favorites sows the seeds of Caesar's terrible rivalry with Pompey, and sets into motion the events which will finally enable him to tower over history for all time.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Glorious…ambitious…quite entertaining…Colleen McCullough has found her stride.”  Washington Post Book World
“Wonderful…unforgettable…an impressive piece of work…One of the most intriguing epics in history…A fascinating and surprisingly fast-moving story about some of the most interesting figures in a most important era.”  Virginian Pilot
“Riveting…fascinating…A creative colossus…McCullough somehow manages to highlight the individuals caught up in the hurricane of history without trivializing its scope of halting its momentum.”  Baltimore Sun
“Brilliant...fascinating...a story of the ancient world told with authority, humor, richness and a touch of poetry.”  Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Author Bio: Colleen McCullough

Author Bio: Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough (1937–2015) enjoyed worldwide renown, and her novels are bestsellers in a multitude of languages. She is the internationally acclaimed author of The Thorn Birds, Tim, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune’s Favorites, Caesar’s Women, and other novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English