Ruth Downie, , read by Simon Vance. . Tantor Audio, $39.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4001-0667-7
Downie's thrilling murder mystery set against the vivid backdrop of the Roman Empire in the year A.D. 118 is well realized by the classical voice of Simon Vance. The reading is perfectly delivered, with Vance's traditional English dialect a perfect fit for this period piece. Vance captures the volatility and rawness of the era, offering rich characters and a compelling saga that never ceases to excite the imagination.
Reviewed on: 05/26/2008