Absolutely. In fact a couple of my friends have also listened to it and we had a good time discussing the book. We noticed that a couple of ideas are borrowed by George R.R. Martin for his famous A Song of Ice and Fire series. Anyone who is remotely interested in history, specifically the Roman world, would love this book.
A great job of combining historical accounts and personal accounts to “bring history to life,” as the saying goes. Mithradates is surrounded by some mixture of legend and fact; the author does a good job of presenting both while labeling each as such. Reading the book, you really get a feeling of what it was like to try oppose the Roman Empire at the height of its power. If you’ve ever studied this period from the Roman history side of things, this will be a great counterpart to your understanding.
There was no analysis or context given. No updated research - all the stories are from 100 - 150 years ago... has follow up been done on ANY of these? That would be great. And by stories, I mean newspaper stories. This book is literally someone reading news clipping after news clipping of accounts of large skeletons from the 1800’s. Very dry, and again, no analysis whatsoever.
Perhaps of the structure of the book was different than “The Nephilim Chronicles"
The narrator was ok - didn’t really add to or take away form the book. It may be hard to judge the narrator given the structural objections I listed above.
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