This comment relates to part I and part II.
I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read much on ancient Rome so it definately increased my understanding of the legions, of Rome, and of the period in general. I purchased this book primarily because I was interested in learning more about daily life within and tactics of a legion (any legion). Besides interesting tidbits on the daily workings of a legion, the book gave a great historical context. I only expected it to cover the 10th. However,it not only discussed the 10th but, from what I could tell, most of the other legions.
The author did a great job of bringing back to life the individuals of that period. It's interesting to see how everything changes but nothing really changes.
It was OK. I couldn't find much on Bach in audio. This was about the only thing. There were some interesting little stories of Bach's life. But, it certainly was a quick high level sweep. The alternation of music and narrative gave it a flavor for the period. Audio quality of the music was not high, but I was listening through a car adapter.
I couldn't stop listening to it. I had to bring it in to work to finish it. Very uplifting knowing all she had to put up with. It's good to know that there are still good strong people around like Jessica, her family, and community. The writing brought this out perfectly.
Good narrator. The voice and accent were right on for this story.
It was an interesting topic. I haven't seen many stories on the EW side of things. I thought it was a good general story. It was nice that he included non-military and military aspects of what was going on. I'm happy that he and his wife stayed close. I would have enjoyed a litle more detail on the prosecution of particular signals.
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