If you don't know anything about Cleopatra and her time, this is interesting from a mostly historical perspective. However, if you are looking for an engaging, interesting read, this doesn't fit the bill. It is dry, mostly told as a story rather than an experience, with most of the action taking place in third person. Most of the interesting stuff happens off stage, if you will, and she makes mention of it in her memoir. Also, Cleopatra is portrayed here as a not-so-interesting character, but with a lot of insight and introspective evaluation. Admittedly, this book didn't hold my attention past the first download (there are 7 total), so maybe if I had stuck it out it would have gotten more engaging. However, I am a busy person and have vowed not to waste my precious time on things that are less than great as this is.
I'm not sure if I will be able to finish this audio. The author has not been able to hold my attention in the same way she did in HenryXVIII. It doesn't even seem to be written by the same person.
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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.