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  • The First Man in Rome

  • By: Colleen McCullough
  • Narrated by: David Ogden Stiers
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 137

In the first century B.C. at the height of the Roman Republic, two men set their sights on becoming the First Man - the Roman more respected than any other. Marius, a heroic man of strength and means, lacks the noble blood to contend for the First Man, but overcomes his common status when he marries into the patrician house of Caesar. Sulla, a pleasure-seeking aristocrat without money of his own, is transformed by his ambitions into a fierce and daring warrior. Together the two men will shape history as they are thrust into a raging storm....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • MASSACRE! DON'T BUY ABRIGED BOOKS!

  • By R. L. Roeck on 01-28-14

Abridged edition disappointing

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

Reviewed: 11-28-15

Too much of the story is missing, Difficult to follow.

Not a bargain .

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