I've listened and read to the previous two Egyptian books that Ms. Moran had written, and had high hopes for Cleopatra's Daughter. Ms. Moran didn't disappoint.
Following the story of Cleopatra Selene - starting only a day or so before the death of her parents - the tale follows through her time in Rome until her marriage. From the start Selene's life is one at risk, as is that of her twin brother. Caught in the middle of the political games of Octavian, neither twin knows how long they will be in Rome, if they will die, or what will eventually become of them.
A beautifully written story, and as an audio book it worked very well indeed. The narrator kept the feel of the story and didn't distract from it at all.
the story was good -- sometimes a bit predictable but Wanda McCaddon kept it enjoyable.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. She blends the facts in with her fictional characters very well. Having listened to and watched several biographies on Caesar Octavian I was impressed the all the historical facts she incorporated into the story while bringing the people to life. I would highly recommend to other listeners even if you're not interested in ancient roman history. It stands on its own!
interesting historical novel and would like to read more to see what is real and what is not. however the history and learning about the period and its rulers was enlightening. a nice way to learn about rome and egypt at the time.
The story is pretty good but the narration by Wands McCaddon is a real bummer. Her high pitch English accent irratates the ear. If gets even more grating when she changes tones to indicate a different speaker. The book was recommended to me and I decided to listen rather than read. I now have the book and found reading the written page much more enjoyable
I really enjoyed this audiobook because of the historical accuracy. The narrator has a nice voice but it was easy to zone out during certain slow parts of the book. Overall, it was very entertaining.
Accurate historical details
The detail narrative of how Cleopatra Selene reacted when Alexander Helios was murdered brought me to tears.
I love Michelle Moran's books. they are full of life. She really puts you back into ancient times. They narrator did a good job as well. She speaks very clearly and has an engaging voice.
Interesting take on the Cleopatra & Mark Anthony story. I never realized that they had twins.
The takeover of Egypt frm the children's view point and all that followed.
Interesting history lesson
she was good, not sure if I remember any other of her performances
The man the daughter ended up marrying. He was a very interesting man.
This story just never grabbed me, the characters were not developed enough but the history I learned from the book was terrific. So I guess I would say, if this time in history is interesting to you, you should read the book. I hope this helps, I read this as a book for my book group and someone said the book was written for young readers which could be why it just didn't have what I would call depth.