After watching the TV series Rome I was wondering how much was historically accurate so I downloaded this book. The first half was very interesting and gives a unique view of Caesar Augustus's rise to power. The second half of the book was a bit confusing at times because the author jumped back and forth on the time line. Overall it was a good book and well narrated. It made the historical figure seem more like a living, breathing human rather than the stoic figure so often depicted in marble.
I rather enjoyed this book once i got past the narrators voice. Definitely worth getting if you want to know about Roman History.
I'm not a big history buff, so it has to be interesting in order for me to hang in there with it.
The author makes Roman history fascinating and interesting.
I highly recommend this book!
I enjoyed this book, and I adore the narrator's British accent. The book contains detailed information about Roman lives in and around 40 BC as well as Augustus' personal and political life, although I have to admit, after Actium, the book seemed a little dull and I struggled to finish the last third of the book, but it's still very informative nonetheless.
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Lots of good evalution. I enjoyed his take on the data. I liked the way he helped me understand the Roman look at life. He sort of debunked some of the sensational myth.
This is an extremely well written fictionalized account of one of the most fascinating historical figures who ever lived. Interestingly, very germane to present day US. That being said, and although I very much like to learn through reading, the delivery of this material was very dry, more like a history lesson than a novel.
So, if you're looking to be entertained, this may not be for you. If you're looking to be informed, you'll be pleased.
Told as a story and not a dry recitation of facts.
see above. I never could get into the book enough to finish it.
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I might as well be sitting in a class, listening to a lecture for all the entertainment value. I'm sure he knows his subject matter, but I couldn't make a real person of this character as delivered. I want to be entertained, not advised.
This was a long and all to often boring story. Small pieces grabbed my attention but the story failed to draw me in.
After watching Rome on TV, wanted to learn more about what happened after Julius Ceaser. This book provided that follow up in an entertaining and thoroigh fashion. Sometime non-fictin can be tedious as a listen, but this book moved along and was read very well.
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I really enjoyed this book. Well written and the narrator was great. Definitely a good listen!