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Publisher's Summary

Hannibal was a great and skillful general who defeated the Romans at Trebia, Lake Trasimenus, and Cannae, and all but took Rome.

G.A. Henty has woven an exciting adventure tale that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats while providing detailed information about the Punic Wars and the political climate in which they took place. This is the perfect way to awaken interest in history and encourage learning.

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  • Jason
  • RICHMOND, VA, United States
  • 09-06-13

LOVE G.A. HENTY!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it is a classic.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hannibal

What about William Sutherland’s performance did you like?

His voice is rich and deep.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It helped our family imagine being there rather than simply studying the story in history.

Any additional comments?

We love everything by Henty.

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  • Laura
  • Murphy, TX, United States
  • 06-07-09

difficult to listen to

We found the narrator difficult to understand, and when following along in the book we noticed that he missed words altogether. After Dad recovered from his cold, he finished reading this one aloud for us. Loved the story, though. It was written in the 19th century, and therefore don't expect cultural sensitivity and scientific accuracy.

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Not so young

I bought this for my 11 year old son because he was interested in ancient Rome and especially Hannibal. However, I did not realize this book was written in 1887. The Victorian era prose was, shall we say, not to his liking. After reading the Publisher's Summary, I had for some reason thought the book was more current. Anyway, I would have liked to have been aware of this before buying it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful