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And at these wages, his heart is all he can afford to render unto her--which causes its own problems.
The second in Lindsey Davis' Ancient Rome detective series. From the Paperback edition. Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: Very Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine.
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First Edition. The author's second novel in her excellent series featuring private eye Marcus Didus Falco and set in ancient Rome. Text block is tight with no loose or dog-eared pages. Dust jacket shows no wear or tears. Seller Inventory More information about this seller Contact this seller. Lindsey Davis. Publisher: Pan Macmillan , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. View all copies of this ISBN edition:.
Marcus Didius Falco
Against his better judgement, Marcus Didius Falco secretly disposes of a decayed corpse for the Emperor Vespasian, then heads for the beautiful Bay of Naples with his friend Petronius. He conveniently forgets to mention to his companion that this will be no holiday. They have been sent to investigate the murderous members of a failed coup, now sunning themselves in luxurious villas and on fancy yachts in Neapolis, Capreae, and Pompeii. The idyllic seaside location fails to help his doomed romance with Helena Justina, whom Falco met and courted so stormily in The Silver Pigs.
The deeper he probes, the more it seems that Helena is inextricably connected to the elite plotters, in ways that the smitten Falco cannot bear to contemplate.
I thought I would prefer a dramatized version over a narrated one. But the actor who plays Marcus Didius Falco sounds like a woman, and I could not easily get used to it. I got mixed up! This is of course my fault, and I will start the drama over and try again. Christian Rodska does a fine job portraying both women and men in his narration of "The Silver Pigs.
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Very abridged. The pace of the drama is fast. After 10 minutes, I had no clue what was going on, and didn't finish. Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? Yes, it caught me up on Falco! What other book might you compare Shadows in Bronze Dramatized to and why? I think it's Venus in Copper that's also only available in Dramatized.
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They share the same cast and annoying music interludes. Which character — as performed by the narrators — was your favorite? Helena Justina is just right! Did Shadows in Bronze Dramatized inspire you to do anything? Visit Italy one day?
Any additional comments? This edition and one other dramatized Falco mystery are difficult to listen to as I do, to go to sleep, because every scene is intercut with dramatic music at a different, louder, volume than the narration. I have to adjust the volume every few minutes and it's pretty irritating. Both the main narrators of Audible editions for Falco are wonderful, but I prefer the unabridged, single-narrator versions if I can get them.
I have read and re-read the books, and now am having fun listening to them on audio. Great narration! These novels have a little bit of something for everyone- they're good mysteries, they're an interesting look at the Roman Empire, and the main character is funny. Smart, but also light and entertaining. So far there has only been one book in the series I haven't absolutely loved. I have enjoyed all the BBC dramatizations of the Falco series, and wish they would do more! This is my least favorite story, but the performances are marvelous.
I really enjoyed this full cast dramatic presentation. I'd love to listen to an unabridged audiobook, however.
Very entertaining rendition of the Marcus Didius books - I loved the background noises and felt I really was in Rome. Loved it. These dramatisations are fabulous.
source link Lindsey Davis herself has said that she is really moved by the depth and sympathy of the characterisations from the cast and it is easy to see why. Anton Lesser is perfect and Anna Madeley is a wonderful Helena. I have read all the books, which are enchanting and listened to these dramatisations whenever they've been on. What a joy to have them on this site. What did you like most about Shadows in Bronze? I've read all the Lindsey Davis Falco series in book format.
A previous attempt to listen to an audio of one of the books didn't really work - it was unabridged. The problem was that the latin names can be so similar that, even when reading the books, I find I have to flick back to the who's-who at the front sometimes to check who someone is. Also, because it is abridged some of the more complex layers of the plot have been dropped, but still leaving a great story.
Would you be willing to try another book from Lindsey Davis? Which scene did you most enjoy? Falco trying to take on his "head of the Didius family" responsibilities by seeing to his nephew's understanding of the birds and bees was classic. Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?