Conspirata by Robert Harris audiobook

Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome

By Robert Harris
Read by Simon Jones

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Cicero Series: Book 2

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Conspirata is “a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport,” raves The New York Times. As he did with Imperium, Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance. On the eve of Cicero’s inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has been felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, apparently as a human sacrifice. For Cicero, the ill omens of this hideous murder only increase his dangerous situation: elected leader by the people but despised by the heads of the two rival political camps. Caught in a shell game that leaves him forever putting out fires only to have them ignite elsewhere, Cicero plays for the future of the republic…and his life. There is a plot to assassinate him, abetted by a rising young star of the Roman senate named Gaius Julius Caesar—and it will take all the embattled consul’s wit, strength, and force of will to stop the plot and keep Rome from becoming a dictatorship.

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A New York Times bestseller

Conspirata is “a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport,” raves The New York Times. As he did with Imperium, Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance.

On the eve of Cicero’s inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has been felled by a hammer, his throat slit and his organs removed, apparently as a human sacrifice. For Cicero, the ill omens of this hideous murder only increase his dangerous situation: elected leader by the people but despised by the heads of the two rival political camps. Caught in a shell game that leaves him forever putting out fires only to have them ignite elsewhere, Cicero plays for the future of the republic…and his life. There is a plot to assassinate him, abetted by a rising young star of the Roman senate named Gaius Julius Caesar—and it will take all the embattled consul’s wit, strength, and force of will to stop the plot and keep Rome from becoming a dictatorship.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Republican Rome, with all its grandeur and corruption, has rarely been made as vivid. Nick Rennison, The Sunday Times (London)
“A serious piece of storytelling, enormously enjoyable to read, with an insider’s political tone.”  Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Republican Rome, with all its grandeur and corruption, has rarely been made as vivid.”  Sunday Times (London)
“For all its political insights, though, it is as a pure thriller that Conspirata stands or falls. In that respect, it succeeds splendidly…tribute not only to the intrinsic fascination of these extraordinary events but also to the narrative skills of a master.” Observer (London)
“Thrilling and thought provoking.”  Spectator

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Author

Author Bio: Robert Harris

Author Bio: Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of twelve novels, many of which have reached the New York Times bestseller list. Several of his books have been adapted to film, including The Ghost Writer. He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the London Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English