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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 160
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 141

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

  • By R. L. Roeck on 01-28-14

Abridged edition disappointing

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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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