You no longer follow gary

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow gary

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

gary

Member Since 2010

1
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 1 ratings
  • 70 titles in library
  • 12 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (322)
    Performance
    (263)
    Story
    (267)

    A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome’s power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.

    Darwin8u says: "A mythic & complicated life of a charismatic King"
    "Expands Classical & also Contemporary world views"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What made the experience of listening to The Poison King the most enjoyable?

    A gripping and intrinsically interesting story line, enriched with an enjoyable spattering of broader contemporary facts and contexts aiding the further understanding of the classical world - and admittedly more distantly, today's Middle East /USA relationship. The parallel theme of "dirty War" technology in the ancient world alone justifies the read. In other words much more than just a biography of a fascinating ancient player!


    What other book might you compare The Poison King to and why?

    Pass - some reminiscence of Hannibal biographies, but Hannibal's elephants are somewhat passé compared to the Author's treatment of ancient poisons and trickery


    Which scene was your favorite?

    On reflection none in particular stand out more than any other - all were enjoyable


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Dirty War" ancient style


    Any additional comments?

    For most listeners this book may pretty well bully its way into your 'must read' recommendations - molto piacevole!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.