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15 05, 2014

SOLDIER OF ROME – The Legionary

By |2018-01-12T13:02:49+01:00May 15th, 2014|Categories: Audiobooks, front page slider|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

SOLDIER OF ROME - THE LEGIONARYIn the year 9 A.D., the Roman army suffered a terrible defeat in the boggy forest of Teutoburger Wald in Germania. Their leader, Publius Quintilius Varus, had placed his trust in his ally Arminius, war chief of the Cherusci tribe, unaware that Arminius was secretly forging an alliance of various Germanic tribes to oppose the expansion of the Roman Empire.

Arminius betrayed Varus by leading his forces into an ambush, and the Romans suffered with catastrophic losses in the battles that ensued. Three legions were annihilated, and many officers took their own lives rather than suffer the shame of defeat and the horrific punishments inflicted by their victors.

Such is the background of SOLDIER OF ROME – THE LEGIONARY by James Mace, which I recently narrated for Audible’s audiobook version. It tells the story of Artorius, the younger brother of one of those soldiers who lost their lives in the epic defeat of Teutoburger Wald.

Having sworn to avenge his brother’s death, Artorius enlists in the army and trains to become a member of the Twentieth Legion. He sets out with 40,000 other legionaries under the command of Germanicus Caesar to defeat Arminius and exact a terrible revenge for the treachery of six years previously.

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Author James Mace has drawn on his passion for Roman history and meticulous research into the military practices of the period to create an exciting, gritty and realistic portrayal of the Romans’ infamous defeat and its aftermath.

This is the first of six books in the Artorian Chronicles series. I’m looking forward to narrating the next part later in 2014.

1 05, 2014

RAVAGE by Iain Rob Wright

By |2018-01-12T13:02:49+01:00May 1st, 2014|Categories: Audiobooks, front page slider|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

RAVAGEI recently recorded the audio version of Iain Rob Wright’s Ravage, an “apocalyptic horror novel” set in the Midlands in England, and now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Iain has rapidly become one of the UK’s most popular horror writers, publishing a series of thrillers in quick succession which has earned him a loyal following of devoted fans.

Ravage deals with a scenario which is familiar to aficionados of the genre: the main character, Nick, wakes up one morning to find that some bizarre infection has spread amongst everyone he knows – not just his family, but across his entire neighborhood and apparently, as he later discovers, the whole world.

The infection is contagious, spread by contact with bodily fluids such as the blood or saliva of an infected person, and quickly turns victims into mindless zombies baying for fresh blood.

Nick is obliged to flee for his life, and soon teams up with a ramshackle band of survivors who have managed to avoid infection through unexpected circumstances – or sheer dumb luck.

The survivors manage to find somewhere to take refuge, but very soon a different enemy begins to stalk them – a power struggle among the group that asserts itself as quickly as the order of civilized society has been eroded. Very quickly, it becomes clear that this enemy within is just as frightening – and much more dangerous – than the world outside their haven.

Ravage is fast-paced, with a colorful cast of characters, plenty of gore, and a storyline that builds through a series of cliffhangers to an explosive climax. And refreshingly, it’s a zombie novel where the focus is on the characters – both human and animal – rather than the “walking dead.”

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I really enjoyed narrating this novel, and I’m looking forward to producing more of Iain’s work in audiobook format later this year – stay tuned for updates!