Under the Eagle Audiobook Free
Under the Eagle Audiobook is the first book in the Eagles of the Empire series, by Simon Scarrow and is his debut novel, introducing the characters of Quintus Licinius Cato and Lucius Cornelius Macro.
Published in 2000, this story is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow’s compelling novels: ‘Gripping and moving’.
AD 42, Germany. Tough, brutal and unforgiving. That’s how new recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion. He may have contacts in high places, but he could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now.
Cato has been promoted above his comrades at the order of the Emperor and is deeply resented by the other men. But he quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran as rough and ready as Cato is quick-witted and well-educated. They are poles apart, but soon realize they have a lot to learn from one another.
On a campaign to Britannia – a land of utter barbarity – an enduring friendship begins. But as they undertake a special mission to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor they rapidly find themselves in a desperate fight to survive…
If you enjoy Bernard Cornwell or Patrick O’Brian you’ll enjoy Simon Scarrow. A very good start to the series. A good story that pulls you along with the main characters.
I enjoyed the style of writing which made it a quick and enjoyable overall. The two main characters were both interesting and I can see them growing more and more as the series continues and the friendship growing with each battle they enter into.
This aside it’s a great first story with humor and fast-paced gritty action that follows our two heroes across Britain in search of Caesar’s lost treasure. Some of the narrators choice of voices aren’t what I’d have chosen, but fit the British background of the narrator (and author).
Great fun and worth a listen.
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You may love to listen to all book in Eagles of the Empire Audiobook Collection by Simon Scarrow:
- Under the Eagle Audiobook
- The Eagle’s Conquest Audiobook
- When the Eagle Hunts Audiobook
- The Eagle and the Wolves Audiobook
- The Eagle’s Prey Audiobook
- The Eagle’s Prophecy Audiobook
- The Eagle in the Sand Audiobook
- Centurion Audiobook
- The Gladiator Audiobook
- The Legion Audiobook
- Praetorian Audiobook
- The Blood Crows Audiobook
- Brothers in Blood Audiobook
- Britannia Audiobook
- Invictus Audiobook
- Day of the Caesars Audiobook
- The Blood of Rome Audiobook
- Traitors of Rome Audiobook
- The Emperor’s Exile Audiobook
- The Honour of Rome Audiobook
Narrated by: David Thorpe
Series: Eagles of the Empire, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
Eagles of the Empire – Under the Eagle is now available in audible format, mp3 is about 12 hrs and 5 mins long, yet the narration by David Thorpe is so enticing that you get hooked instantly and keep you up the whole way listening!
@Thankyou Mr. Gary Mark Scott Cooper