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  • EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged)

  • By: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 472
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407

Abandoned after months of captivity, Julius Caesar gathers recruits that he will forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors. But soon a new crisis threatens: a gladiator named Spartacus.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very Bad History

  • By Lou on 01-16-14

Very Bad History

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

Reviewed: 01-16-14

What would have made EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged) better?

This is a good story the only problem is that the history is so bad it makes the book annoying. If you know nothing of Roman history the story is very good but if you know anything about Roman history the book is basically unreadable.

Has EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged) turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The History of the Medieval World

  • From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
  • By: Susan Wise Bauer
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,339
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,124

From the schism between Rome and Constantinople to the rise of the T'ang Dynasty, from the birth of Muhammad to the crowning of Charlemagne, this erudite book tells the fascinating, often violent story of kings, generals, and the peoples they ruled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The First Half of the Medieval World

  • By Troy on 08-11-14

Good Read bad history

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-20-11

It was fun listening to the history on this disc, however, the history is really not that good. She gets many facts wrong. Don't take everything you read in this work as the absolute truth.

3 of 13 people found this review helpful