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  • The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Adrienne Mayor
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (340)
    Performance
    (278)
    Story
    (282)

    A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome’s power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.

    Darwin8u says: "A mythic & complicated life of a charismatic King"
    "Two books"
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    Would you try another book from Adrienne Mayor and/or Paul Hecht?

    I got this anticipating a speculative biography on Mithradates, but what I got was two beginning chapters almost entirely about the authors opinion on Rome and the indication that the author groups nearly every differing opinion in one large bucket the author dubs “Western”. I hoped that the book would get better and it did for a while, but towards the end she began to divert the topic to those individuals associated with Mithradates rather than the man himself. I would welcome any additional facts that would help me understand the subject, but I did not feel that I was gaining this understanding- I felt more like the author was writing two books; one about the Mithradates and a separate opinion piece. I read the work through, so I did not feel right returning it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Adrienne Mayor again?

    Probably not


    Have you listened to any of Paul Hecht’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I liked the reader, he has a good documentary voice


    Was The Poison King worth the listening time?

    The book itself could have remained on topic and been much shorter


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Silver Pigs

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Lindsey Davis
    • Narrated By Christian Rodska
    Overall
    (274)
    Performance
    (152)
    Story
    (153)

    One fine day, A.D. 70, Sosia Camillina quite literally runs into Marcus Didius Falco on the steps of the Forum. It seems Sosia is on the run from a couple of street toughs, and after a quick and dirty rescue, P.I. Falco wants to know why.

    Matthew R. Fomby says: "Wonderful adventure..."
    "Fan-friggin-tastic"
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    Where does The Silver Pigs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    darn good


    What did you like best about this story?

    The historical setting and accurate/believable references to daily life in ancient Rome


    What does Christian Rodska bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It's all about the voice acting with audio books- this one more or less nails it


    Any additional comments?

    This books stands by itself, but audible would be champs to procure the rest of the series...in order would be awsome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • No Such Thing As Werewolves

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Chris Fox
    • Narrated By Ryan Kennard Burke
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (226)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (207)

    A pyramid predating all known cultures appears without warning. Its discovery throws into question everything we know about the origins of mankind. Inside lies incredible technology, proof of a culture far more advanced than our own. Something dark lurks within, eager to resume a war as old as mankind. When it is unleashed it heralds the end of our species’ reign.

    Trevor Gregg says: "Gripping story, great performance"
    "*Small Spoiler* Offensive bad guy and a poor intro"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    anyone who is insensitive to the fight against AIDS


    Has No Such Thing As Werewolves turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely NOT


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from No Such Thing As Werewolves?

    Zombies are ok, virus zombies are ok, AIDS zombies would just have to go--there is no way to really make up for that elsewhere in the book


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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