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Infamy

Narrated by: Robert Perkins
Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: History, Ancient
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Rome is an empire with a bad reputation. From its brutal games to its depraved emperors, its violent mobs to its ruthless wars, its name resounds down the centuries like a scream in an alley. But was it as bad as all that? Join the historian Jerry Toner on a detective's hunt to discover the extent of Rome's crimes.

From the sexual peccadilloes of Tiberius and Nero to the chances of getting burgled if you left your apartment unguarded (pretty high, especially if the walls were thin enough to knock through) he leaves no stone unturned in his quest to bring the Eternal City to book.

Meet a gallery of villains, high and low. Discover the problems that most exercised its long-suffering citizens. Explore the temptations of excess and find out what desperation can make a pleb do. What do we see when we look at Rome? A hideous vision of ancient corruption - or a reflection of our own troubled age?

©2019 Jerry Toner (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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  • 07-19-19

Some baffling reading errors.

Plenty of interesting food for thought in this book but marred occasionally by some shoddy reading. One example of several : the narrator says exasperated when he means exacerbated which renders the sentence nonsense. Once would be a slip of the tongue but twice or more shows that the narrator is just getting it wrong. There are several mistakes of this kind within the narration and I can't believe that they were not noticed during production or editing, which means that Audible decided that it just wouldn't matter.

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