Under the Eagle : Eagles of the Empire

  • by Simon Scarrow
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Eagles of the Empire
  • 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series.
It is 42 AD, and Quintus Licinius Cato has just arrived in Germany as a new recruit to the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. If adjusting to the rigours of military life isn't difficult enough for the bookish young man, he also has to contend with the disgust of his colleagues when, because of his imperial connections, he is appointed a rank above them.
As second-in-command to Macro, the fearless, battle-scarred centurion who leads them, Cato will have more to prove than most in the adventures that lie ahead. Then the men discover that the army's next campaign will take them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain.
After the long march west, Cato and Macro undertake a special mission that will thrust them headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself...


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fantastic listen

excellent story, so well written. brilliant narration. will definately be listening to morebof the adventures of macro and Cato
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- Matthew

character, history, action

the beginning of a life's tale, as weedy new recruit Cato is mentored (at first unwillingly) by veteran Macro. An adventure tale which also gives a glimpse of a time in history that was marginal to the big events of the day, but turns out to be central to who we are now. (If 'we' is the anglophone world.)
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- Pamela

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2013
  • Publisher: Headline Digital