I loved this book! I loved the story, the history, the way the narrator told the story and it was thoroughly enjoyable! I highly recommend this book!
I actually love the long sagas, but in this case it was all I could do to hang in there. There was no high adventure, no romance, no ingtrigues, just not much of a story. You have to blame the editors, it could have done nicely cut in half. I think the only reason I didn't abort was the reader. Porter is ever pleasing to listen to. Just for kicks I would love to know how many cups of wine were poured start to finish. Enough to float a barge I'll bet. At the end I just wanted her to grab the snake and get me out of my misery.
Just another girl who likes to multi-task (can anyone say going to the gym plus listening to audible?)
I would not have enjoyed this book if it was my first audiobook. Listening to an audiobook is a skill, and hearing this much detail the first time would be daunting. I would suggest starting with an easier listen if this is your first time, but if you are used to listening to long books, then I think this will be great for you!
The story was beautifully complex, rich and captivating! It is like being a very lucky historical fly on the wall.
The sound quality its not iPhone speaker compatible. Many mouth sounds and background noises in the recording have been put together in manner that is very distracting.
Yes to Margaret George, absolutely NOT to Donada Peters, one of the most irritating narrators.
Definitely not the audio version, narrator made the listen unbearable.
Her voice was shrill and whiny, like a constipated British child.
Can't even say
Buy the hard copy and someone needs to alert the audio company to have a new narrator re-read this book!!!
I can't compare the two, I never read the print version.
When the exiled Cleopatra is snuck into Caser's bedchamber rolled in a rug so that she could seduce him.
It makes for a more personal sounding character.
I have heard that Cleopatra was treacherous and had her sister killed so she would have no opposition to the crown. This book seemed to make her sound more vanilla, more like things occurred in spite of her rather than by her design.
I loved this book. Never really knew the whole story of Cleopatra before. I Listened to this book in just a few days. Her story is wonderful. The narrator did a great job. Loved how it was written from her perspective. Looking forward to more books from this author!!
I hesitated to order this book since it was so long. But it was well worth the time. The author has made Cleopatra real for me. Using historical facts, she weaves a completely believable woman who loved, lost and, in the end, triumphed in her own way. I spent many hours listening to the book, which is beautifully presented.
Enjoying audiobooks daily!
This was an ok book overall. My complaint is that is was just too long and slow paced. I love historical characters telling their stories, but this was just too much detail and too drawn out. Cleopatra is one of the most amazing women that ever lived. I did not need to know everything, so I found myself skipping "boring parts" which is not good when listening to a book.