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Wounds of Honour

Empire I
Lu par : Saul Reichlin
Série : Empire (Riches), Volume 1
Durée : 13 h et 32 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Historical

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Meet Marcus Valerius Aquila, brave centurion and condemned hero, in Book One Wounds of Honour, written by Anthony Riches and read by professional narrator Saul Reichlin. Marcus is in hiding from the Imperial Army who executed his father. He takes on an alias and lives in secret among the outcasts of Hadrian’s Wall. Then fate catches up with him and he must soon come out of the shadows to lead an entire army into war against the rebels. His path is wrought with danger but he fights for victory, justice and honour. Available now from Audible.

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Thrilling, authentic, and action packed, this novel introduces soldier hero Marcus Valerius: a centurion stationed on Hadrian's Wall in the second century during a revolt against the Roman Empire.

Marcus Valerius Aquila has scarcely landed in Britannia when he has to run for his life - condemned to dishonorable death by power-crazed emperor Commodus. The plan is to take a new name, serve in an obscure regiment on Hadrian's Wall, and lie low until he can hope for justice. Then a rebel army sweeps down from the wastes north of the wall, and Marcus has to prove he's hard enough to lead a century in the front line of a brutal, violent war.

©2009 Anthony Riches (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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  • Polarbear
  • 08/02/2019

Average story, I would continue the series if I need a book to read or if I can purchase them on sale. As for.now, I'm moving on

Average story

+ Likeable characters with some character growth
+ Great job at distinguishing the different cultures and how it pertains to characters especially auxillia life vs. legion

- Duel welding.. Srsly? Fuck off...
- Children - teenagers becoming / being made a centerion over night is jarring and very weak plot point that is tired and over used. (which normally took 10-15 years to achieve in the Imperial peeriod) over

I would suggest this book if it was I sale but I suggest Ben Kane or Goldsworthy first

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  • maureen
  • 28/05/2017

Great story but ...

Here's the thing. I love books about the Roman empire and this is a pretty good one. I just wish I had read it in book form. The narrator sounds like an older man and the hero is only 19 years old. The voice of the main character was just wrong to my ear and it ruined the story for me. If, like me the narrator is important to you I suggest listening to the sample clip before you spend your credit.

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  • Tony G
  • 17/08/2016

NOT BAD FOR SOMETHING I STUMBLED UPON

If he had Pebbles narrate this I think we would have a real winning series. Plenty of fast passed action with a good storyline. Worth a listen.

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  • Jake
  • 11/07/2019

Too warm in it's treatment of all things military

Not terrible, but the everybody in the story is too ready with a just right pithy quip, or a wise statement summing things up. I feel like it was written for and by a fan of the 19th century British empire. I believe in the pax Britannica as much as the next guy, but the dude lays it on way freaking thick.

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  • Terryc
  • 15/11/2018

gripping adventure and solid story

A marathon of brilliant Story telling.
it is a powerful witness of events of history and intrigue as well as another adventure of Intrigue.

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  • Bob2343
  • 29/08/2018

Great story

Great story, with a great performance. Can’t wait for book 2.
I’m sure you’ll enjoy it if you like historical novels.

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  • Robert
  • 22/09/2017

great historical fiction read!

this audiobook have strong character development as well as a good story. The performance was well done and entertaining.

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  • Jnilvr
  • 04/08/2017

I enjoyed it. I'll read the next one.

Fans of Roman Legions in Britannia will like this story. Nicely detailed descriptions of battles and the carnage they inflict. It's a well researched and written book. I was warned about the voice of Marcus...eh...top notch voice work though.

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  • Paul Harris
  • 14/06/2017

Well researched and a treat for the Roman History fan

If you like swords and sandals and well thought out historical fiction...this is a great series

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  • jxk
  • 09/06/2017

exceptional narrator...

also required to write a 15 word review however I think I stated already exceptional narrator

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