cover image Conspirata—A Novel of Ancient Rome

Conspirata—A Novel of Ancient Rome

Robert Harris, read by Simon Jones, Simon & Schuster Audio, unabridged, 12 CDs, 14 hrs., $49.99 ISBN 978-0-7435-6677-3

This sequel to Imperium, narrated by the slave secretary Tiro, sees Cicero fulfilling his ambition to become consul of the Roman Senate and facing the machinations and manipulations of Julius Caesar. Simon Jones’s reading will keep listeners enthralled as Tiro comments on the secrets and scandals of Rome’s rich and famous, and as Cicero thwarts threats of treason and keeps the Roman Republic standing. Jones’s soothing baritone and perfect aristocratic accents bring this ancient history to vivid life. A Simon & Schuster hardcover (Reviews, Dec. 21). (Feb.)