Buried Too Deep

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD5722
Released: Feb 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781433235283
Narrator/s: Rebecca Rogers
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The spring of AD 98 is a time of optimism in the turbulent frontier province of Britannia. Business is brisk at the mansio (inn) that Aurelia Marcella runs with her twin brother, Lucius, on the road to York. Then, a wagon arrives bearing a local farmer who is dying of a grievous sword wound. The twins head for the coast to return the man to his family and to check out a shipwreck bearing valuable official cargo. A band of outlawed sea-raiders led by a Gaul are suspected of stealing it, along with killing the farmer. It all adds to the feuding that has erupted between the colonists and the natives, which has seen both sides resorting to terrorist tactics: burning, kidnapping, and even murder. Counselors, citizens, chiefs, and slaves mix in; but a subtle, personal agenda is at work as well, for one or more of the combatants may have hired the Gauls to orchestrate the violence.

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Author(s): Jane Finnis
Narrator(s): Rebecca Rogers
Product Number Z100097351
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483057408
Author(s): Jane Finnis
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Released: Jul 02, 2013
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Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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Professional reviews

"If you can imagine the imperial Roman conquerors in late-first-century Britain being exactly like Americans in the twenty-first century, then you'll find this audiobook entertaining and plausible. Author Jane Finnis has her Romans using American slang, idioms, and clichŽs. Narrator Rebecca Rogers furthers this portrayal of Americanized Romans with her accents and intonation. (The English barbarians speak with a variety of English accents.) Heroine Aurelia Marcella sounds believable as she engages in her murder investigation, mainly because she sounds just like detectives on TV. As the suspense builds, listeners are drawn into a world of tribal warfare, fraternal strife, and buried treasure. Rogers acts as a guide to the story's historical period with confidence and authority. D.L.G. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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