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Memento Mori

Roman Empire Series, Book 8
Lu par : Simon Vance
Série : The Roman Empire, Volume 8
Durée : 10 h et 40 min

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A scandal is threatening to engulf the popular spa town of Aquae Sulis (modern-day Bath). The wife of Ruso's best friend, Valens, has been found dead in the sacred hot spring, stabbed through the heart. Fearing the wrath of the goddess and the ruin of the tourist trade, the temple officials are keen to cover up what's happened. But the dead woman's father is demanding justice, and he's accusing Valens of murder.

If Valens turns up to face trial, he will risk execution. If he doesn't, he'll lose his children.

Ruso and Tilla do their best to help, but it's difficult to get anyone - even Valens himself - to reveal what really happened. Could Ruso's friend really be guilty as charged?

©2018 Ruth Downie (P)2018 Tantor
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  • Paula A. Rossi
  • 15/04/2018

Another great outing! Can't wait for the next one

What did you love best about Memento Mori?

The setting of Ruth Downie's book. You actually feel like you are living in that time. Oh and the humor in the book is just as great as the setting.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tilla is my favorite character. She is a strong woman who knows how to successfully navigate various situations. She does not let what others think affect what she knows is right. Of course all of the characters are like old friends.

Which scene was your favorite?

I don't really have a specific scene. I enjoyed the entire book.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book made me laugh at times. It is a serious mystery that does not take itself seriously.

Any additional comments?

I always look forward to the Medicus books by Ruth Downie. I buy her audiobooks the day they come out and I listen to it right away, even if I'm in the middle of another audiobook. The characters are like old friends. I love finding out what they have been doing and I feel like I know them The mysteries are just complicated enough to keep you interested and red herrings abound! And of course Simon Vance is one of the greatest narrators Audible has. He could read a phone book and I would listen to it. I would suggest starting at the beginning of the series. You will not want to miss a minutes of Russo, Tilla and their friends.

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  • Christian Bonnell
  • 19/03/2018

Amazing author, amazing reader

Ruth Downie is a master storyteller, and Simon Vance is the perfect narrator to capture the longsuffering grumbling of Gaius Patreus Ruso. I have listened tha o the whole series, and am eagerly awaiting the next one!

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  • Book Lover
  • 14/03/2018

Another masterpiece, look forward to the next

What made the experience of listening to Memento Mori the most enjoyable?

Simon Vance is a master performer with these characters. The story is always original and interesting.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Memento Mori?

Intercourse between the two cultures

Which scene was your favorite?

Sewers

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Pertinax accidental poisoning

Any additional comments?

Tilla's independent spirit

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  • DFK
  • 31/01/2019

I love this series

This is a totally delightful mystery series, but it is not just the mystery (in this case, I had a strong hunch about who was ultimately guilty), it is the whole romp, the characters, the historical setting (I put it on my “to visit list” to see Aquae Sulis). It’s all fun, the performance as always is great. Sheer delight. Though I’d be happy with more in the series, I’d also be most happy if Ruth Downie would start a new series in a new locale (perhaps Medieval France?).

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  • James W.
  • 30/09/2018

Ruso and Tilla solve a murder in Bath

This is the eighth book in the Medicus series. In this one, Ruso and Tilla are plunged immediately into solving the murder of their friend, Valens’ wife, whose body was found in the sacred spring of Aquae Sulis. There is fairly constant action or investigating, and so this book is pretty focused. I did find that there were short patches where things drifted a bit, but that might have been Simon Vance’s narration. On the one hand, he seems well suited for this book, but on the other, he is sometimes not the most engaging narrator. I liked the way that the various characters and suspects played out, and I always love the two main characters of Ruso and Tilla. All in all, a solid addition to the series.

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  • Brett
  • 14/08/2019

Above average Medicus

More straight forward than most books in the series although the ending is unneccessarily drawn out. Still a fun read.

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  • J. B. Taylor
  • 29/10/2018

Another good one!

Ms. Downi e has done it again. The action kept me interested until the end and left me wanting more. We, my wife and are eagerly looking forward to the next book.

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  • Ark1836
  • 20/09/2018

Enjoy This Series

I'm not typically a fan of mystery novels, but I have been listening to this series since 2013 and look forward to the next installment. The author has created very likable characters and enjoyable stories in the series. This novel is a worthy addition to the series and continues the tradition. This isn't deep reading, but it is very entertaining and extremely well-narrated.

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  • Jane Soodalter
  • 06/08/2018

Another great story from Ruth Downie

If you have been following the whole series of Tila and Ruso, this is another really entertaining chapter in a great series. I always feel that besides an entertaining and even humorous murder mystery to enjoy, I get to have a free lesson in ancient history! Simon Vance's narration is as good as it gets.

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  • B Reader
  • 20/05/2018

Like Coming Home

How wonderful to have another adventure with Tilla and Ruso. Simon Vance makes the characters come alive with his excellent narration and when I hear his interpretation of well-loved characters it's like coming home and seeing old friends.