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The Confessions of Young Nero - A Novel

Margaret George

The New York Times bestselling and legendary author of Helen of Troy and Elizabeth I now turns her gaze on Emperor Nero, one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in history. Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar's imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman-or child. As a boy, Nero's royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son's inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. But as Agrippina's machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero's determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become-an Emperor who became legendary. With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy's ruthless ascension to the throne. Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival.

The New York Times bestselling and legendary author of Helen of Troy and Elizabeth I now turns her gaze on Emperor Nero, one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in history. Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar's imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman-or child. As a boy, Nero's royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son's inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. But as Agrippina's machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero's determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become-an Emperor who became legendary. With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy's ruthless ascension to the throne. Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival.
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The New York Times bestselling and legendary author of Helen of Troy and Elizabeth I now turns her gaze on Emperor Nero, one of the most notorious and misunderstood figures in history. Built on the backs of those who fell before it, Julius Caesar's imperial dynasty is only as strong as the next person who seeks to control it. In the Roman Empire no one is safe from the sting of betrayal: man, woman-or child. As a boy, Nero's royal heritage becomes a threat to his very life, first when the mad emperor Caligula tries to drown him, then when his great aunt attempts to secure her own son's inheritance. Faced with shocking acts of treachery, young Nero is dealt a harsh lesson: it is better to be cruel than dead. While Nero idealizes the artistic and athletic principles of Greece, his very survival rests on his ability to navigate the sea of vipers that is Rome. The most lethal of all is his own mother, a cold-blooded woman whose singular goal is to control the empire. With cunning and poison, the obstacles fall one by one. But as Agrippina's machinations earn her son a title he is both tempted and terrified to assume, Nero's determination to escape her thrall will shape him into the man he was fated to become-an Emperor who became legendary. With impeccable research and captivating prose, The Confessions of Young Nero is the story of a boy's ruthless ascension to the throne. Detailing his journey from innocent youth to infamous ruler, it is an epic tale of the lengths to which man will go in the ultimate quest for power and survival.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steve West, Susan Denaker, Katharine McEwan

Length:

19h 51m


Chapters

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03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:24


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:51


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:16


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:42


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:55


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:38


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:26


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:28


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:41


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:56


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:24


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:06


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:27


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:30


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:59


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:34


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:25


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:25


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:32


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:04


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:43


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:31


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:58


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:51


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:01


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:08


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

08:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:46


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:20


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:01


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:49


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

09:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:44


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:51


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

01:39


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:36


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:03


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:39


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:48


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:05


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:22


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:53


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:50


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:46


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:47


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:14


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:17


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:28


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:47


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:55


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:45


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

03:38


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

09:15


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:33


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:06


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:10


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:51


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:55


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

07:49


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:52


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:01


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:32


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

08:49


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

09:07


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

02:13


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:20


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:07


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:45


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

08:56


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:44


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

09:03


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:22


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

07:12


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:33


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:28


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:35


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:06


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:49


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:08


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:54


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

02:42


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

09:27


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:08


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:40


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:56


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:51


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:37


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:47


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

09:41


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

08:22


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

09:20


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:28


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

05:40


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

05:01


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

00:55


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:09


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

08:40


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:02


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

07:11


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:43


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

08:36


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

06:59


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:16


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:19


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

08:12


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:50


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:23


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:36


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:30


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:07


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:25


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

00:39


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

00:31