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  • They Came to Baghdad

  • By: Agatha Christie
  • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    5 out of 5 stars 8

Baghdad is the chosen location for a secret summit of superpowers, concerned but not convinced, about the development of an, as yet, unidentified and undescribed secret weapon. Only one man has the proof that can confirm the nature of this fantastic secret weapon, a British agent named Carmichael. Unfortunately the criminal organisation responsible for the weapon's development will stop at nothing to prevent him entering Baghdad and presenting his proof to the assembled delegates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • plot who dunnit

  • By ali on 25-09-2018

plot who dunnit

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Reviewed: 25-09-2018

Emilia fox does a great job. explore the ancient cities of Mesopotamia, from the comfort of your own home.

  • Ode to a Banker

  • Falco, Book 12
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
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    4 out of 5 stars 8
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    4 out of 5 stars 8

"The first concern of an author is to do down his colleagues." In the long, hot Roman summer of AD 74, Falco, private informer and spare-time poet, gives a reading for his family and friends. Things get out of hand, as usual. The event is taken over by Aurelius Chrysippus, a wealthy Greek banker and patron to a group of struggling writers, who offers to publish Falco's work.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • rollicking good yarn

  • By ali on 11-04-2018

rollicking good yarn

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Reviewed: 11-04-2018

loved listening to this great story, narration was very authentic. I really enjoy Lindsay Davies.

  • The Graveyard of the Hesperides

  • Falco: The New Generation (Flavia Albia, Book 4)
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Sarah Feathers
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

From the creator of Falco comes Falco: the new generation, featuring her unforgettable heroine Flavia Albia in her fourth novel. Life is sweet for Flavia Albia and her soon-to-be husband Faustus. But his new job as a building contractor runs into a problem: At the Garden of the Hesperides a barmaid went missing years before; now the workmen start unearthing her bones. Albia takes on the task of finding out what happened.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great finish

  • By ali on 12-03-2018

great finish

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Reviewed: 12-03-2018

what a finish another fantastic plot full of twist s . thoroughly enjoyable- a winner!

  • The Ides of April

  • Falco: The New Generation
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Lucy Brown
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    5 out of 5 stars 11

Falco: the new generation - Introducing Flavia Albia.Flavia Albia is the adopted daughter of a famous investigating family. In defiance of tradition, she lives alone on the colourful Aventine Hill, and battles out a solo career in a male-dominated world. As a woman and an outsider, Albia has special insight into the best, and worst, of life in ancient Rome.A female client dies in mysterious circumstances. Albia investigates and discovers there have been many other strange deaths all over the city, yet she is warned off by the authorities.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • history<br />

  • By ali on 23-07-2017

history<br />

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Reviewed: 23-07-2017

loved the descriptions of Roman society 2000 years ago. vivid imagery. People haven't changed though.

  • Venus in Copper

  • Falco, Book 3
  • By: Lindsey Davis
  • Narrated by: Lindsey Davis, Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Rats are always bigger than you expect.' Falco, ancient Rome's hangdog investigator, hates sharing a cell with a rodent - though being bailed by his old mother is almost as embarrassing. His high-born girlfriend can't decide if she wants him, and Titus Caesar's reward for past services is a wet fish. Hoping for a better life, or at least a better apartment, he takes on new clients. On the elegant slopes of the Pincian Hill, three nouveau riche freedmen with two flashy wives are under siege by a clever redhead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bravo

  • By kevinplee@hotmail.com on 11-02-2017

enjoyed the details of everyday Ancient Roman time

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Reviewed: 31-01-2017

can't wait to listen to another story by Lindsey Davis. Strong female characters with a touch of humour.