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5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2018
A great read over the Paschal weekend, you know it!
Caution on this one. The narrator's voice is almost too painful to listen to...I don't really know how to describe it other than it goes up and down, up and down like a 2-cycle engine revving up and revving down. If this was good, I honestly would say so, but it appears I just wasted more $$ than I really wanted to spend.
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of the most poignant of ancient histories
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2012
Certainly much of the histories from Josephus have been criticized as self-serving. Some of that slant may be based in a misunderstanding of the times where acknowledgement of personal accomplishments was not viewed with the same distrust it is in our time. So whether the telling seems self-serving or not, the pathos and detail that Josephus brings to this telling brings the tale to life and puts us in the midst of the deprivation of ancient insurgency war. Love or hate Josephus, we are forced to acknowledge his gift for communicating the realities of politics and war around the ancient Mediterranean.
A point must be made as well to commend Charlton Griffin's wonderful performance in the audio version of this book. It will be one worth listening to again and again.