Arms of Nemesis: A Novel of Ancient Rome (Unabridged)
by Steven Saylor
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South of Rome on the Gulf of Puteoli stands the splendid villa of Marcus Crassus, Rome's wealthiest citizen. When the estate overseer is murdered, Crassus concludes that the deed was done by two missing slaves, who have probably run off to join the Spartacan Slave Revolt. Unless they are found within three days, Crassus vows to massacre his remaining 99 slaves. To Gordianus the Finder falls the fateful task of resolving this riddle from Hades. In a house filled with secrets, the truth is slow to emerge. And as the hour of the massacre approaches, Gordianus realizes that the labyrinthine path he has chosen may just lead to his own destruction.
Arms of Nemesis
This is without doubt, the worst audiobook I have ever listened to - and I've been listening to them every weekday on my commute to and from work for the past ten years! The narrator has no idea how to pronouce Latin names, and he even mangles some English words. His narration sounds like he's just reading the words - he shows no emotion, no inflection, no nuance of understanding of the words. The audio quality is atrocious also - it sounds like it was recorded in an echo chamber; I actually checked my audio system out to make sure it wasn't malfunctioning. It wasn't; it was just the extremely poor quality of this audiobook. (I should mention that I really like Steven Saylor's works, and have read most in the "Gordianus" series; it is not the author's fault. His books deserve a much better narrator and production.)
Arms of Nemesis
Book is well written and well researched. Narrator is awful.