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SUTCLIFF, R.: Eagle of the Ninth (The) (Abridged)

Roman Britain: Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young centurion is forced into retirement after a wound in his first major engagement against a rebel British tribe. It allows him the freedom to embark upon a dangerous mission to find out what happened to the Ninth Legion which, years before, disappeared in the savage lands of the Picts. Will he find out what happened to the men, led by his father, who never returned? And will he recover the Eagle, the symbol of Roman dominance and power? This junior classic has never been out of print since it was first published over 50 years ago. It is now presented in a fresh abridgement read in exciting manner by Charlie Simpson.



Disc 1

  The Eagle of the Ninth
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: Frontier Fort 00:03:26
2.   Play with flash player Centurion Marcus Flavius Aquila had seen little… 00:04:25
3.   Play with flash player ‘You have brought clear skies with you…’ 00:04:22
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Feathers in the Wind 00:03:53
5.   Play with flash player As he threaded his way among… 00:03:09
6.   Play with flash player The harvest was gathered in by the time… 00:05:56
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: Attack 00:05:18
8.   Play with flash player It was full daylight before the next attack… 00:04:18
9.   Play with flash player ‘Open up!’ he ordered. ‘Form testudo.’ 00:05:02
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: The Last Rose Falls 00:04:25
11.   Play with flash player Marcus lay for a long time with his forearm… 00:05:51
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: Saturnalia Games 00:03:52
13.   Play with flash player The evening meal was over, and old Stephanos… 00:03:18
14.   Play with flash player And they went, Marcus travelling in a litter… 00:04:35
15.   Play with flash player In the centre of the arena the two men were… 00:04:37
16.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: Esca 00:04:33
17.   Play with flash player In the grey of the next dawn, he heard the footfall… 00:04:01
18.   Play with flash player The household varied a good deal in their reactions… 00:03:54


Disc 2

  The Eagle of the Ninth
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: Two Worlds Meeting 00:04:30
2.   Play with flash player ‘You are cold,’ said Marcus… 00:03:47
3.   Play with flash player Marcus turned his head to see Esca coming towards him. 00:03:38
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: The Healer with the Knife 00:03:35
5.   Play with flash player Rufrius Galarius, one - time field surgeon… 00:05:28
6.   Play with flash player Marcus was still unpleasantly cold in the pit of his stomach… 00:03:41
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: Tribune Placidus 00:04:08
8.   Play with flash player There were two strangers in the long room… 00:05:27
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: Marching Orders 00:03:46
10.   Play with flash player The Legate hesitated. Then he began to speak again… 00:04:02
11.   Play with flash player There was a long pause. Uncle Aquila broke the silence… 00:04:28
12.   Play with flash player Next morning, promising to pay his old friend… 00:03:33
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: Across the Frontier 00:04:25
14.   Play with flash player They had worked out a rough plan of campaign weeks ago… 00:03:44
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 12: The Whistler in the Dawn 00:03:56
16.   Play with flash player Later Esca lay down to sleep. 00:03:11
17.   Play with flash player A few moments later they were back in their shelter… 00:03:35


Disc 3

  The Eagle of the Ninth
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 13: The Lost Legion 00:04:08
2.   Play with flash player There was a long silence. 00:04:23
3.   Play with flash player ‘It was autumn, and out of the mist the tribesmen…’ 00:04:08
4.   Play with flash player Marcus did not sleep much that night. 00:03:37
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 14: The Feast of New Spears 00:04:02
6.   Play with flash player She turned without a word, letting the curtain fall… 00:04:33
7.   Play with flash player Next day began a bustle of preparation… 00:02:51
8.   Play with flash player There was a sudden hiss and flare of flame… 00:03:52
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 15: Venture into the Dark 00:04:07
10.   Play with flash player Marcus realised here might be a chance to gather… 00:04:04
11.   Play with flash player Next morning, sitting on an open hill shoulder 00:03:51
12.   Play with flash player They made their way to the recess… 00:05:15
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 16: The Ring Brooch 00:04:41
14.   Play with flash player The tribesmen set off back the way they had come. 00:04:36
15.   Play with flash player Esca had cut back across the mountains… 00:05:50


Disc 4

  The Eagle of the Ninth
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 17: The Wild Hunt 00:04:49
2.   Play with flash player Marcus did not answer, but settled down to ride… 00:05:55
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 18: The Waters of Lethe 00:03:56
4.   Play with flash player Marcus had long since got over his first unpleasant doubts… 00:04:00
5.   Play with flash player They set out once more on the long march south. 00:05:40
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 19: Tradui’s Gift 00:04:17
7.   Play with flash player When Esca was gone, he got up stiffly… 00:03:04
8.   Play with flash player They ducked through the doorway into the descending darkness. 00:03:11
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 20: Valedictory 00:03:35
10.   Play with flash player Marcus was running an exploring hand over the young wolf… 00:04:36
11.   Play with flash player No one moved or spoke at once when the report was finished. 00:05:07
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 21: The Olive Wood Bird 00:03:40
13.   Play with flash player For a while they sat there. Presently Marcus told her… 00:04:16
14.   Play with flash player That evening, having written to the Legate for both of them… 00:03:50

Total Playing Time: 04:31:43






Reader(s):
Simpson, Charles

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA442312

Barcode: 9789626344231

Release Date: 10/2006

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