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  • The Storm Before the Storm

  • The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
  • By: Mike Duncan
  • Narrated by: Mike Duncan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,035
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,887
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,879

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. After its founding in 509 BCE, the Romans refused to allow a single leader to seize control of the state and grab absolute power. The Roman commitment to cooperative government and peaceful transfers of power was unmatched in the history of the ancient world. But by the year 133 BCE, the republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome now ruled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A masterful and relevent book.

  • By Anonymous User on 11-02-17

Great book and narration. Can we have a sequel?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-17

great book and seamless narrative that keeps you hooked until you finish the book. The world of Marius and Sulla, Senna and the Ghracai keep you engaged for this pivotal period before the final fall of the republic.

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  • Rubicon

  • By: Tom Holland
  • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness: the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, too fast

  • By Anonymous User on 03-19-18

Get Immersed in the Roman Republic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-20-16

A great narrative of the final days of the republic that takes into account the web of intrigue, ambition and politics that brought down the republic. Tom Holland' writing is beautiful and the narration is strong and captivating