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Dan

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  • The Histories

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Herodotus
    • Narrated By Bernard Mayes
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (100)

    Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing, but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges, who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and usurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians, Herodotus laid bare the intricate human entanglements at the core of great historical events.

    Jefferson says: "Fascinating and Well-Read History"
    "Hard to keep up but well worth the effort"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, first person reporting centuries before Christ. 5th century BC


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Herodotus of Halicarnassus. Interviews, dates and a clear difference from what the considered fact (or likely) from stories.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Difficult listening. I'll never buy a book narrated by Bernard Mayes
    again. In part 3 it seems there good microphone stopped working so they replaced it with one from a speak n spell. Very course, gave me a headache trying to listen. No amount of radio tuning could correct it. That's right I'm not happy about it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A good purchase for any history buff. Stop watching television and do your own research.

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