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Publisher's Summary

The best-selling author of Centurion and The Gladiator returns with another action-packed Roman adventure.

Trouble is brewing in Egypt. Rebel gladiator Ajax and his men have been posing as Roman soldiers and attacking naval bases, merchant vessels, and villages. Prefect Cato and Centurion Macro have been charged with the task of tracking down the renegade warrior before the problem gets out of control. Joining forces with Legion III, the hope is to destroy their enemy on the battlefield. But the cunning gladiator has other ideas....

©2010 Simon Scarrow (P)2010 Headline Digital

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Rome triumohs

An enjoyable romp through the ancient world. Egyot is under attack and Ajax is free. Whats A Roman prefect to do?

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  • Thinker
  • 20-11-2018

A good read very poorly abridged

I have read this book in print version and just finished listening to the reading by Steven Pacey. The narrator is alright - he's no Jonathan Keeble (and makes Karim sound so much like Rocky Rococo that I laughed every time I heard him) but then Keeble is the best narrator in ths series and one of the best I've heard. Unfortunately, the abridgement of The Legion has all but destroyed the book. There are gaps in the story line that, even if one didn't read the book beforehand, would leave one scratching their head: Battles with endings but no real beginnings. Characters with actions that make no sense because all of the character building has been dropped from the story line. Suddenly "The Jackels" appear but who knows why they were called that. Most of the tension has been left out until this is little more than a recitation of events with a few stray details. Really, I wouldn't waste my money on the Audible version of this - it has pretty much destroyed the book. Read the print version and get the entire story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-2020

Near perfect

After the previous wondrous book, this shorter mission gives you what you need after the end of the previous book. Not the same narrator, but he does a fine job! I recommend jumping to this immediately after finishing the Gladiator.

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  • David Cochran
  • 21-08-2020

Hardly Worth A Listen

The story is so broken that it's virtually impossible to follow events at certain points. Something is happening leading up to something big then suddenly it jumps ahead to a completely separate point. The narration is subpar and doesn't help the brokenness of the story whatsoever. Easily the worst narrator in the series is selected to read this book and "Centurion".

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-2019

good closeout for the chase of Ajax

overall good novel, but short and could have been added to the last book. also, the author chose to skip over some crucial moments and instead they do not matter.

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  • Agent Filthy
  • 01-03-2017

Can't recommend

My least favorite of the series so far. Can't recommend this version. Perhaps the unabridged version is better. This one felt forced.

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  • 09-04-2016

Sort of disappointed

Would you try another book written by Simon Scarrow or narrated by Steven Pacey?

Yes, Stephen Pacey is one of the best narrators out there, this was my 1st Simon Scarrow novel so I would give him another chance

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Is that it? At only four hours long it felt way to short and at times felt like a book for young adults.

Have you listened to any of Steven Pacey’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes and as always his performance is excellent even if some of the characters in ancient rome have so very british accents.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

No

Any additional comments?

Give it a go, but bear in mind it fells like a short story rather than a full blown book. I'm aware there are others in this series and maybe if I tried two together it may be a different opinion afterwards

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