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Publisher's Summary

The mighty slave army, led by Spartacus, has carried all before it, scattering the legions of Rome. Three praetors, two consuls and one proconsul have been defeated. Spartacus seems invincible as he marches towards the Alps and freedom. But storm clouds are massing on the horizon. Crixus the Gaul defects, taking all his men with him. Crassus, the richest man in Rome, begins to raise a formidable army, tasked specifically with the defeat of Spartacus. And within the slave army itself, there are murmurings of dissent and rebellion. Spartacus, on the brink of glory, must make a crucial decision - to go forward over the Alps to freedom, or back to face the might of Rome and try to break its stranglehold on power forever.

©2012 Ben Kane (P)2012 Random House AudioGo

Critic Reviews

“The author comes into his own during the numerous battle scenes when his burly prose highlights the pain, brutality and chaos of ancient combat…Kane’s Spartacus is brave, vain, ruthless and sexy, a Superman for more savage times…The author is genuinely deserving of praise for taking on this mighty subject matter in such a bold and regularly entertaining fashion. Admirers of Kane’s work to date will not be disappointed and there’s every chance this latest instalment will attract plenty more.” ( Daily Express)
"Kane succeeds in drawing a convincing picture of how it might have been, which is what a good historical novel should do." ( Historical Novel Society)
"Ben Kane’s superb Spartacus ‘mini series’ takes historical Roman novel writing to heady new heights in the final, pulsating instalment of the slave rebellion that shook the mighty Roman empire... [a] bold and brutal trip to the heat and heart of an ancient legend... an epic story conveyed with power, passion, gut-wrenching realism and enough emotion to fill the long and gruesomely historic Appian Way from Rome to Capua..." (Press Association syndicated review)

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Magnificent! Just fantastic! A huge must!

It was fantastic. Story, narrator, length.. everything. I recommand it. I have rarely read such a good series.

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  • 03-07-16

Great book spoilt by varying quality of narrative

Would you listen to Spartacus: Rebellion again? Why?

Probably not - the story is complete and once the end has been reached I don't think that re-reading it would extract any "missed" interest

Did Michael Praed do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

The charactors yes but regrettably long stretches of very quiet whispering spoilt it for me.I did experience the same difficulty with the first book but despite that purchased this one to follow.

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  • Martin Everton
  • 09-06-12

Fantastic conclusion to the Spartacus story

I have listened to all of Ben Kane's audio books and found them all really well written and immensely interesting.

The conclusion to the Spartacus saga is brilliant. You feel that you get to know Spartacus more intimately. The author leads you through a range of emotions from laughing out loud to quiet contemplation. The story continues from the first Spartacus novel and engrosses you from the moment that you press play. The characters are breathed into life brilliantly by Michael Praedd and you really feel part of the story.

Overall a fantastic read, highly recommended.

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  • NeilRC94
  • 07-10-21

Excellent!

I read "The Forgotten Legion" trilogy when I was in high school and loved it, Ben Kane hasn't disappointed with the "Spartacus" duology. I will definitely be listening to some of his other books in the future. As far as the performance goes, Michael Praed has done an outstanding job and I for one really engaged with his enactments of the characters, especially when it came to the hectic battle scenes.

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  • 05-13-21

fantastic read and listen

Brilliant story by Ben once again, such a big fan of all his books and the fine detail he puts in all his work.

Would recommend any of his books regardless if your interested in history or not.

keep up the great work Ben

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  • jason averill
  • 04-07-21

Im spartacus

Loved it from beginning to end, great interpretation of an actually little known oart of history

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  • Bendybensta
  • 10-17-20

Kept me riveted until the end!

A very satisfying conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story and it was wonderfully descriptive.

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  • Barney Westbrook
  • 06-09-20

Excellent

Great short series, I love the enthusiasm that shines through from Ben Kane, it shows throughout this and all his other series.

Great author's note to round off the book which connects you to the author's though process and the basis for the story. More authors should do this.

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  • Tony T
  • 10-11-19

Brilliant

A must read for Roman enthusiasts. Always wanted a view on the life of Spartacus.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-19

A bit spitty...

But we’ll read for the most part. Accents drop in and out, but good pacing. Story is phenomenal!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-06-18

such a great sequel to the first book.

what a great and fitting ending for a legend such as spartacus. I really enjoyed the overall story, it definitely gave me a better perspective and appreciation of spartacus and the rebellion.

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  • 10-14-19

Awesome Spartacus storie.

If your a fan of Spartacus you will love this book. best audio book I have listened to and Michael Praed voice acting is awesome.

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  • Kevin
  • 07-30-18

Action packed

It's not easy to listen when it all goes wrong but that's what happened and Ben Kane has done another great job of bringing it all to life in his typical action packed style. Just as good as book 1.