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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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ConsistentG.A.Henty-ExhilaratingStory/Good History

Consistent with all the G.A.Henty I have ever read or listened to, it's an ExhilaratingStory amid the backdrop of Good History. Love these novels completely.

The reading was as good as the best AudioDramas of G.A. Henty produced by Heirloom Audio, which are very worth every dime, although I still like them better because they are more dramatized. Nonetheless, I could not have asked for a better reading of this audiobook and the narrator would fit in beautifully with the Heirloom Audio readers. Enjoy these novels - they are my favorite of all the authors I have ever read, except maybe equivalent to the enjoyment of reading C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia when I was a child, and even more than J.R.R. Tolkein.

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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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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.

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One of the best Henty audiobooks!

although this is quite old I have to say this is one of the best Henty audiobooks William does a better job than John did at narrating Henty books! 10/10

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Slow narration, decent storyline

Story was pretty good but the narration was slow and dry. I listened at a faster speed.

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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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