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  • A Clash of Kings

  • A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2
  • By: George R. R. Martin
  • Narrated by: Roy Dotrice
  • Length: 37 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 67,570
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,449
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58,360

A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Did not disappoint...

  • By Theodore on 01-17-12

Great Writing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-16

Oh course this is another book in the series that you just can't put down. That said the narration is of high quality though, his voice fits the tone of the world well. For a narrative with SO many character he does a great job of putting on different accents, pitches and speech patterns to distinguish the character. And while his female voice often fall short I can't imagine Tryion with any other voice now.
Great work worth the credit!

  • The Peloponnesian War

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 455

The Peloponnesian War pitted Athens and its allies against a league of city-states headed by Sparta. The ancient Greek historian Thucydides captured this drama with matchless insight in his classic eyewitness account of what was arguably the greatest war in the history of the world up to that time. These 36 half-hour lectures draw on Thucydides' classic account as well as other ancient sources to give you a full picture of the Greek world in uneasy peace and then all-out war in the late 5th century B.C.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable, not for Greek newbies...

  • By The World's Greatest on 04-26-16

I cannot suggest this lecture series enough!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-14

If you could sum up The Peloponnesian War in three words, what would they be?

Harl is great

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Peloponnesian War?

All of it.

What does Professor Kenneth W. Harl bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Harl relays the informative in a comprehendible and digestible manor that makes listening a joy. Nothing kills a lecture like a Prof who is clearly disinterested of bored with the subject but Harl is clearly electrified and excited by the topics at had which in turn only makes the lectures far more engaging.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Knowing little about the greek world, aside from myth and the Iliad, learning about the Greek political climate as well as actual warfare strategies was intensely interesting

Any additional comments?

If you're interested in Greek ancient history then this is a must.

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