I really enjoyed the unabridged version of First Man of Rome (not available anymore) I considered it historical fiction at its best. Just enough detail to make it seem like I was learning something but at the same time very entertaining.
This is the only other non abridged book in the series but I didn't care for it at all. It felt more like a romance novel. (Not that there is anything wrong with a romance novel if that is what you are into :) It felt like a synopsis of what was going on historically with descriptions of encounters and clothing thrown in. Not for me.
This thing has a horrible plot. The presentation isn't any better. Out of hundreds of Audio books this has to be the worst one I have ever bought.
The Book was great but there are parts of it missing, and the trumpets are distracting.
I actually stopped listening after the first 30min, I thought it was poorly written and boring. Then I tried it again a few months later (because I didn't have anything else to listen to.
I am sure glad I gave it another chance, It really picked up and turned out to be a great listen. I am going to get the next one.
If you liked the other three books of the series you will like this one.
yes, the plot and charters are well done.
Yes, he does characters well. However He does not pause between scene changes. It can be confusing and take a moment to figure out that he has moved on to another character.
I sympathize with the comments about the voices, However Roy Dotrice still does a good job and I enjoyed the story. If you like the other ones you will like this one.
This book is in a "blog" style. I am not sure that I liked that aspect of it.
Like every other blog I have read there are alot of (the characters) personal opinions that you may or may not agree with, I dont have a problem with that. What I didnt like was the fact that when he rants and tends to get off on side notes that I thought where boreing.
The story itself is interesting and this book has an excellent narrator.
His series with David Weber (March Upcountry is the first book) is much better.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the little kid from the movie Signs? This is him in his early 20's and he is just as synical and sarcastic as anyone else that age. Not that this book is a sequel or even the same kid, but it could be.
I thought this book was very entertaining
I think the Narrator must have taken a couple of shots every time he read this book. Have you ever listened to a drunk tell a long story with that slurred speech? If you enjoyed that then this is the book for you. Personally I would not recommend it.
Maybe if I took a few shots myself…………
I will try that and get back to you.
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