"Walt" reads his book well with a comforting friendly voice but I did not love his story. Not bad stories but I felt the book would have been better if the residents of Bryson City were used as the spring board for a fictional work. As it is we do not get to know anyone except "Walt" very well and have only a brush with the residents of Bryson City.
Pressfield did such great work with the Spartans in "Gates of Fire" and Alcibiades in "Tides of War", that I expected a similar enthralling story of Alexander. Unfortunately I was a bit disappoiinted still enjoyed the story but found myself more confused at times than interested.
This is a well researched biography that the author masterfully crafts into a well told story. Not just of the man who was Hannibal but of the Roman and Punic Character. I HIGHLY recommend this to fans of military history or of Roman history.
Like the HBO series the author takes a great deal of liberty with the historical time line. Further the interactions and motivation of the historical figures, although not completely "factual" are fun to experience. This is a well told story with vivid characters set against an amazing time in history. I recommend listening to this story.
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