Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your ears: don't miss the first book, I, Claudius.
©1962 Robert Graves; (P)1987 Recorded Books
"This book, with or without its predecessor, is amusing and illuminating to a high degree." (The New York Times)
A consistent continuation of the story. Great detail and excellent characterization. A fitting second volume.
Where did they get this narrator? He could not have been more ill-suited for the role. Voicing a Roman emperor, even one who was an awkward, half-crippled misfit, calls for a modicum of gravitas. This narrator sounds like some guy named Bill from Cleveland or Indianapolis.
I listened to the audiobook of "I, Claudius" and loved the story and the narrator, so I was looking forward to "Claudius the God." Foolishly, I assumed that the narrator of the latter, if not the same person, would be of similar quality, so I didn't listen to the audio sample before purchasing the audiobook. Learn from my mistake.
I had to work a bit to get into this one but I don't know much about Roman history. This was a great intro. Runger did a stand up job, very solid. On to the sequel.
this story was incredibly slow. After 4 hours, i said
shorten it by 8-10 hours
disappointment that I wasted my monthly credit on this snoozer
I will never buy another book from this author. the stories are too long and tedious. only buy this if you can't sleep and need 'white noise' as background
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