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Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome Audiobook

Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome: A Study of Roman Military Policy and the Barbarians, Ca. 375-425 A.D.

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A major work on Roman policy toward the barbarians during one of the most exciting and challenging periods in the history of the Roman Empire, when barbarian soldiers became part of the forces defending the Roman frontier and gradually its rulers. By the close of these five decades, the Western Empire - hence Western Civilization - had changed forever.

A Selection of the History Book Club.

©1994 Thomas A. Burns (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks

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    Michael Lueneburg 07-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very poor naration"

    I loved the contents of the book, but the narrator is the worst I have encountered so far and by far. A decent text to speech program could have done as good or better.

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    Ben 02-24-16
    Ben 02-24-16
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    "Beginning of the end for Rome"
    If you could sum up Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome in three words, what would they be?

    Accurate, Historical, Detailed


    What other book might you compare Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome to and why?

    Emperor Valens
    & the Barbarians


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to isolate just one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Historical Decline of the Roman Empire


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Varday William Campbell Dayton Ohio 01-03-16
    Varday William Campbell Dayton Ohio 01-03-16
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    "Fascinating story on Barbarians."

    Takes an interesting look at a subject not often talked about in studies of the Roman Empire.

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    Steve Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-27-15
    Steve Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-27-15 Member Since 2008

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    "Bad narration"

    I am typically not picky about narration, but the narrator is pretty brutal in this one. I'm talking odd pauses in the middle of sentences, emphasis where it doesn't belong, etc. It's almost as if some sort of editing software was used that repeats common words/terms or something. I couldn't get past the first few chapters, so I can't really comment on the content of the book itself.

    My advice - stay away from this one.

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