Master and God by Lindsey Davis audiobook

Master and God: A Novel of the Roman Empire

By Lindsey Davis
Read by Robin Sachs

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781609987435

  • ISBN: 9780792787808

  • ISBN: 9780792788355

Runtime: 15.75 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Lindsey Davis’ Master and God is a vastly entertaining historical novel set in the reign of the Emperor Domitian in First Century Rome. It is on the one hand a love story between Gaius Vinius Clodianus, a valiant but reluctant member of the Praetorian Guard, whose military career is as successful as his marital history is disastrous, and Flavia Lucilla, daughter of a freed slave, and hairdresser to the ladies of the imperial household. A devastating fire in Rome brings them together as apartment-mates whose relationship survives separation and the apparent death of Gaius, evolving into a bond of real passion and understanding. It is also the story of the seizure of power by the Emperor Domitian, his increasing paranoia and madness as he styles himself Master and God. As Domitian’s cruelties to his enemies and those he only thinks are enemies grows, the future of Rome demands desperate measures, measures that demand Gaius choose between his sworn duty to protect the Emperor becoming part of the forces arrayed against him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Detailed and witty recounting of ancient Roman life, public and private, from the sure-handed Davis.” Kirkus Reviews
“Davis layers modern dialog and sensibilities on a lavishly described historical setting, creating a novel that is detailed and well paced.” Library Journal
“As we’ve come to expect, Davis’s descriptions of Rome are vivid and lively…a great yarn.” Daily Mirror

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Author

Author Bio: Lindsey Davis

Author Bio: Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is an English novelist of historical fiction and best known for her award-winning historical crime stories set in ancient Rome and its empire, the acclaimed Marcus Didius Falco series and the Flavia Albia series. Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Crime Writers’ Association Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award and in 2011 the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for lifetime achievement. Born and raised in Birmingham, England, she read English at Oxford and worked for the civil service for thirteen years before becoming a writer.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 15.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English