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Imperium

Imperium ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Simon Jones
12 discs

Tiro’s cautionary tale begins on a cold November morning, when he opens the door to a terrified stranger, a victim of Sicily’s corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The stranger’s arrival sets in motion a chain of events that will eventually propel Tiro’s master into one of the most suspenseful courtroom dramas in history, pitting Cicero against some of the most powerful and intimidating figures of his age: Pompey, Caesar, Crassus, and  other Romans who changed history

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The Illuminator ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Read by Simon Jones

AillumFourteenth century England: a time of plague, political unrest and the early stirrings of the Reformation. The printing press has yet to be invented, and books are rare and costly, painstakingly lettered by hand and illuminated with exquisite paintings. Finn is a master illuminator who works for the Church but also, in secret, for John Wycliffe of Oxford, who professes the radical idea that the Bible should be translated into English for everyone to read.

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