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SPQR I by John Maddox Roberts
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Sep 19, 11

bookshelves: audiobook, historical-mystery, favorites, historical-fiction, mystery, mystery-detective
Recommended for: historical fictionistas, Roman culture in daily life in the era of Julius Caesar
Read from August 06 to 12, 2011, read count: 1

This book hit the sweet spot for me of believable characters, deft incorporation of historical facts with wit instead of as a dry lecture, a nice mystery that was neither overly complex nor too obvious. Listening to the audio version has the plus of correct pronunciation of Latin and Greek that I would never get from reading, but then I miss seeing the spelling of the words in context. Definitely plan to continue through this series. Very enjoyable for me.
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