The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough audiobook

The First Man in Rome

By Colleen McCullough
Read by David Ogden Stiers

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Masters of Rome Series: Book 1

5.98 Hours 1
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"The First Man in Rome was not the best man: he was the First among other men who were his equals…To be the First Man in Rome was something far better than kingship…" In the first century BC, at the height of the Roman Republic, two men set their sights on becoming the First Man—the Roman more respected than any other. Marius, a heroic man of strength and means, lacks the noble blood to contend for the First Man but overcomes his common status when he marries into the patrician house of Caesar. Sulla, a pleasure-seeking aristocrat without money of his own, is transformed by his ambitions into a fierce and daring warrior. Together the two men will shape history as they are thrust into a raging storm, engaging in deadly political contests and waging far-off wars for a state battling to hold on to its enormous power. Rich with unforgettable characters and unerring historical accuracy, The First Man in Rome is a vivid tale of power, treachery, and a great Republic hurtling towards civil war.

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A New York Times bestseller

"The First Man in Rome was not the best man: he was the First among other men who were his equals…To be the First Man in Rome was something far better than kingship…"

In the first century BC, at the height of the Roman Republic, two men set their sights on becoming the First Man—the Roman more respected than any other. Marius, a heroic man of strength and means, lacks the noble blood to contend for the First Man but overcomes his common status when he marries into the patrician house of Caesar. Sulla, a pleasure-seeking aristocrat without money of his own, is transformed by his ambitions into a fierce and daring warrior. Together the two men will shape history as they are thrust into a raging storm, engaging in deadly political contests and waging far-off wars for a state battling to hold on to its enormous power.

Rich with unforgettable characters and unerring historical accuracy, The First Man in Rome is a vivid tale of power, treachery, and a great Republic hurtling towards civil war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A truly astonishing work…fiction at its best.” Time
“One of the ten best books of the year.” People
“Impeccably researched, meticulous detail.” Publishers Weekly
“The author deftly weaves politics, family rivalries, and battle scenes into a riveting story replete with fascinating details of everyday Roman life…Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Colleen McCullough

Author Bio: Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough (1937–2015) enjoyed worldwide renown, and her novels are bestsellers in a multitude of languages. She is the internationally acclaimed author of The Thorn Birds, Tim, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, The First Man in Rome, The Grass Crown, Fortune’s Favorites, Caesar’s Women, and other novels.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English