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  • The Rise of Athens

  • The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization
  • By: Anthony Everitt
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194

Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world - from the democratic revolution that marked its beginning through the city's political and cultural golden age to its decline into the ancient equivalent of a modern-day university town. Anthony Everitt constructs his history with unforgettable portraits of the talented, tricky, ambitious, and unscrupulous Athenians who fueled the city's rise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incisive Synopsis of the Ascendancy of Ancient Gre

  • By Eberstein on 01-31-17

Athen's and all it's players come to life!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-17

I love Michael Page as a narrator. The pronunciation of Greek names and places is awesome.

The content of this book is great. I think what makes a book like this great is the fact that it drive me to read more dig more into the history. I feel like I need to pick up Xenophon works and reread the Odessey, and it will all come to life more thanks to the context and world this work provides!

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  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,462
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,030
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,012

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

Absolutely Could Not Stop Listening

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-17

I always wanted to read this book, and an hour commute in the car seemed like a perfect reason to get the audio book. I made a great choice and you will to if you pick this up. The narrator is amazing, his voice is clear precise and his emphasis is always wonderfully placed. I will always go back to this book when deciding if I like the narrator for other audiobooks. Also kudos to the narrator for pronouncing the German words beautifully. On the subject matter on this book? It's excellent. If you want a comprehensive history with first hand sources of the Third Reich this is a perfect place to start. I feel like I've watched dozens of History Channel specials that don't come even close to the breadth and detail of this work. You would almost say this is a one stop shop for this era of history, but it also excites the reader's/listener's interest in the subject even more, and that's what a great historian does. I'll definitely be going through and getting some of the mentioned works! Awesome listen.