"The Memoirs of Cleopatra" is another triumph by Margaret George. It was thoroughly researched, well written and beautifully performed. I loved it.
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.
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.
Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
Oh, my goodness. I always choose unabridged books, I savour each and every word. In The Memoirs of Cleopatra, there were TOO MANY WORDS!!! I don't know if there is an unabridged version, but check first and listen to that. You really do not need to hear again and again about the brown grass on the side of the Nile, or about the same days repeated over and over again when at sea. Yikes! I can appreciate all the work the author went to here to research the history which was one of the reasons I wanted to listen to this book. I still have not finished it, I am not sure I will ever be able to, as one reader put it in her review, I can't believe Cleo is not Better!
Even though the audio book follows what I have seen in the movie, there are other aspects of her life that are brought into focus with reference to her relationships that are not. I found what I have heard so far to be interesting and informative. Having heard parts 1,2&3, I am looking forward to the upcoming chapters.
I am curious as to how she starts her relationship with Mark Anthony since she has only touched on even recognizing him in the first three parts.
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.