The Death of Kings

14 CDs. library ed. unabridged. 17½ hrs. AudioGO. 2011. ISBN 9780792775065. $89.95; digital download. F
This second installment in No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Iggulden's ( "Emperor" series, the film adaptation of which is currently in production, was first published in 2004 and is newly available on audio. Following The Gates of Rome (2011), it is part of a four-book "tetralogy"—the entirety of which will eventually be available from AudioGO—to which Iggulden is expected to add a fifth. Here, listeners find Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus on separate adventures far from home, risking their lives for Rome and building their individual military careers. Neither pirates nor conquest can long keep their destinies apart, as the men who were once as brothers find themselves again sharing plans and ideals as they move to defend Rome with a legion of their own. Fans of the series starter will be pleased to find equally as much action and adventure here. British actor/narrator Robert Glenister well represents this work, giving Julius a voice to inspire an army. Iggulden continues to take creative license with history, but he leaves a great story in his wake. Highly recommended.—Lisa Anderson, Metropolitan Community Coll. Lib., Omaha
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