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  • City of Fortune

  • How Venice Rule the Seas
  • By: Roger Crowley
  • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
  • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
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The rise and fall of the Venetian empire stands unrivaled for drama, intrigue, and sheer opulent majesty. In City of Fortune, Roger Crowley, acclaimed historian and New York Times bestselling author of Empires of the Sea, applies his narrative skill to chronicling the astounding five-hundred-year voyage of Venice to the pinnacle of power.

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  • A Wonderful Listen

  • By Scot on 06-12-14

Vivid and Engrossing

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Reviewed: 05-17-17

The best kind of history book, in my opinion, is one that makes its subjects so compelling you can't resist doing a bit of side research on various topics midway. This book epitomizes that - found myself researching Constantinople, various ports on the Black Sea, captains and Doges, and the weaponry of the era between car rides listening to the book.