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Jonathan

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  • The Aeneid

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Virgil
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (185)
    Performance
    (83)
    Story
    (79)

    The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught. Aeneas, after many travails and adventures, including a love affair with Dido Queen of Carthage and a visit to the underworld to see his father, ends up in Italy.

    James says: "An epic in every sense of the word"
    "enchanting and addicting"
    Overall

    I'm listening to it for the second/third time now, reading along with traditional verse and doing google searches on the names i don't know. What a fabulous story. I totally give this a thumbs up!
    Tolkein took a lot from the Aeneid. Listen for Camilla and think about Eowyn and many more examples.
    The story of the Trojan Horse is here, not in the Illiad. This is a GREAT work.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Hannibal: One Man Against Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Harold Lamb
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (949)
    Performance
    (366)
    Story
    (372)

    This is the breathtaking adventure of the great Carthaginian general who shook the foundations of Rome. In the world's first "global" conflict, Hannibal Barca marched up and down the Italian peninsula for 18 years, appearing well nigh invincible to a Rome which began to doubt itself for the first time in its history.

    Karen says: "Fascinating - not to be missed!"
    "Historical Error"
    Overall

    At the beginning of part 2 Lamb says the Capuans were discussing the medicine of Galen. This is 215 BC. Galen was not born until 129 AD. I find it astonishing no one ever noticed this! But I love Griffin's read. I just hope there aren't too many of these mistakes......ones I haven't caught.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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