Item description for The Eagle of the Ninth (Junior Classics) by Rosemary Sutcliff...
This is a story set in 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?
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook, Classical
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.67" Width: 4.72" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2006
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626344237 ISBN13 9789626344231
Availability 0 units.
More About Rosemary Sutcliff
Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-1992) wrote dozens of books for young readers, including her award-winning Roman Britain trilogy, The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers, which won the Carnegie Medal. The Eagle of the Ninth is now a major motion picture, The Eagle, directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Channing Tatum. Born in Surrey, Sutcliff spent her childhood in Malta and on various other naval bases where her father was stationed. At a young age, she contracted Still's Disease, which confined her to a wheelchair for most of her life. Shortly before her death, she was named Commander of the British Empire (CBE) one of Britain's most prestigious honors. She died in West Sussex, England, in 1992.
Rosemary Sutcliff was born in 1920.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Eagle of the Ninth (Junior Classics)?
Great Story Feb 1, 2007
Listening to this audio book was as if I was in England at the time of the Romans. The story is thrilling. Even though the story is meant for a middle schooler. I as an adult enjoyed Eagle of the Ninth. I especially liked hearing the Latin names of the characters. This would be a great audio book to listen to on a trip. I hope more Rosemary Sutcliff stories are in turned into audio books. This was better than any movie or TV show.