This has to be my all time favorite audio book. It has it all..history, science, people, villains, even a girl on a horse. Great character development, too. Loved it.
How real the ancient characters become.
The Aquarius, the engineer in charge of the water supply and Aquaduct.
Listing on the fly
A good murder mystery ,love story ,thriller all rolled up in one
The Aquarian made you care for him and his love intress
When he finally arrives in the end
It's sad how so many people died in the eruption
50 year old woman, financial executive, interested in science, human behaviour and history in laymen terms & always enjoy good fiction.
No, the narration was not pleasing and dragged the overall effect down for me
I, Claudius was a favorite I could easily compare to, with ancient Rome everyday life, political backstage and economic forces being presented in a most lively and catching manner.
Despite focusing on a historical event, the eruption of Mount Vezouvious, the author managed to engage us to take interest in each of the hereos and create suspense regarding their fate. The narration was displeasing, but not to the point that I would not recommend the audiobook.
Again Robert Harris excels at giving you a view of historical events from the perspective of the common man. As in his books on Cicero, we learn what is really like to live in the roman empire. The story itself is interesting enough to keep you reading, but it is the details of day-to-day life in a roman town which makes the book so engrossing. As usual John Lee gives a fantastic narration.
A describsion of all leavels of life - in a roman empire during a vulcanoeruption.
The water specialist.
I like reading what life was like during this time.
The enviornment, beliefs, life of rich romans, technology of the aquaducts.
yes it could be a premium channel mini-series
I have to admit, I didnt finish it. It just took long to get to the big bang.
The actual story of Pompeii is compelling. The arthors need to name every character, big or small, with names that are ridiculously long and complicanted drove me crazy!
I really enjoyed the author's weaving of history and the adventures of Attilius the aquarius. The details about the eruption follow the description given by Pliny who was actually there. And you have to wonder how the hero is going to survive when he is in the wrong place at the wrong time... Very worth listening to. It encouraged me to find out more about volcanos and Vesuvius in particular.