Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Steven Saylor

Narrated By: James Langton

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: August 2010

Duration: 23 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

'May Steven Saylor's Roman empire never fall. A modern master of historical fiction, Saylor convincingly transports us into the ancient world...enthralling!' -USA Today on Roma

Continuing the saga begun in his New York Times bestselling novel Roma, Steven Saylor charts the destinies of the aristocratic Pinarius family, from the reign of Augustus to height of Rome's empire. The Pinarii, generation after generation, are witness to greatest empire in the ancient world and of the emperors that ruled it-from the machinations of Tiberius and the madness of Caligula, to the decadence of Nero and the golden age of Trajan and Hadrian and more.
Empire is filled with the dramatic, defining moments of the age, including the Great Fire, the persecution of the Christians, and the astounding opening games of the Colosseum. But at the novel's heart are the choices and temptations faced by each generation of the Pinarii.
Steven Saylor once again brings the ancient world to vivid life in a novel that tells the story of a city and a people that has endured in the world's imagination like no other.

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  • constantlistener

    Each CD just ends. You can't tell right away if it's a pregnant pause in the narration, the end of the cd, or that your player's batteries have run down. I much prefer some sort of signal or announcement that this is the end of the cd. Also, it's not a very good book. Steven Saylor has written some very good books but this rambling "history of the emperors" isn't one.