Highly recommend this version of Xenophon's Anabasis. The chosen translation is sensible, the narrator's voice is deep and involving, and above all, the story is gripping and full of adventures. Occasionally, consulting a map online or a looking for a list of characters might be helpful, but that does not hinder at all the enjoyment of the book.
I'm a speaker at Odd Salon in San Francisco as well as an actor, singer and all around performing monkey. I am crazy about Frank Herbert!
The death of Cyrus and the battlefield promotion of a whole new set of officers including the author Xenophon himself.
Yes, Alexander the Great by Arrian and The Egyptian by Mika Waltari. Charlton Griffin reminds me a of Attenborough or maybe Charlton Heston; he has a deep resonant voice that sounds avuncular and wise. I pictured some old fellow in a toga reading to me or reciting these stories all by wrote. A good reader makes or breaks material this densely packed; Mr. Griffin is excellent.
Xenophon is a fascinating, lively author writing about very interesting times indeed. As for the reader, imagine Shakespeare being read by someone who didn't like or understand it but wanted to speak clearly. He did not convey a sense that he cared about his subject matter or wished to bother trying to convey it in a manner that would draw in the listener.