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    • The Fall of Carthage

    • The Punic Wars 265-146BC
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 16 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than in any wars fought before the modern era, while the eventual outcome had far-reaching consequences for the history of the Western World, namely the ascendancy of Rome. An epic of war and battle, this is also the story of famous generals and leaders: Hannibal, Fabius Maximus, Scipio Africanus, and his grandson Scipio Aemilianus, who would finally bring down the walls of Carthage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By Derrel on 01-09-19

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Caesar

    • Life of a Colossus
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,893
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,891

    Tracing the extraordinary trajectory of Julius Caesar's life, Adrian Goldsworthy covers not only the great Roman emperor's accomplishments as charismatic orator, conquering general, and powerful dictator but also lesser-known chapters. Ultimately, Goldsworthy realizes the full complexity of Caesar's character and shows why his political and military leadership continues to resonate some 2,000 years later.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Caesar and his times

    • By Mike From Mesa on 08-31-15

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Augustus

    • First Emperor of Rome
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640

    Caesar Augustus's story, one of the most riveting in western history, is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles and unexpected success. He began as a teenage warlord, whose only claim to power was as the heir of the murdered Julius Caesar. Mark Antony dubbed him "a boy who owes everything to a name," but in the years to come the youth outmaneuvered all the older and more experienced politicians and was the last man standing in 30 BC.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You know my name...say it.

    • By Steven on 12-10-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Vindolanda

    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    AD, 98. The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world. In just over 20 years' time, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall. But for now, defences are weak as tribes rebel against Rome. It falls to Flavius Ferox, Briton and Roman centurion, to keep the peace. But it will take more than just a soldier's courage to survive life in Roman Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action, Adventure, Mystery

    • By KC on 02-07-18

    Regular price: $27.81

    • In the Name of Rome

    • The Men Who Won the Roman Empire
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 304
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 304

    Adrian Goldsworthy has received wide acclaim for his exceptional writing on the Roman Empire - including high praise from the acclaimed military historian and author John Keegan - and here he offers a new perspective on the empire by focusing on its greatest generals, including Scipio Africanus, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, and Titus.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This pie was all crust, no filling

    • By JLB on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Pax Romana

    • War, Peace, and Conquest in the Roman World
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    Pax Romana examines how the Romans came to control so much of the world and asks whether traditionally favorable images of the Roman peace are true. Goldsworthy vividly recounts the rebellions of the conquered and examines why they broke out, why most failed, and how they became exceedingly rare. He reveals that hostility was just one reaction to the arrival of Rome and that from the outset, conquered peoples collaborated, formed alliances, and joined invaders, causing resistance movements to fade away.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of his books.

    • By Nashville Cat on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $30.09

    • The Encircling Sea

    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    Flavius Ferox, Briton turned Roman centurion, is charged with keeping Rome's empire intact. But from his base at Vindolanda on the northern frontier of Britannia, he feels enemies closing in on him from all sides. Ambitious leaders await the chance to carve out empires of their own while men nearer at hand speak in whispers of war and the destruction of Rome. And now new threats are reaching Ferox's ears. Stories about the boat-dwelling men of the night who have cursed the land and come ashore only to feast on men's flesh. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once again!

    • By Joshua on 01-08-19

    Regular price: $24.00

    • How Rome Fell

    • Death of a Superpower
    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 18 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278

    In AD 200, the Roman Empire seemed unassailable, its vast territory accounting for most of the known world. By the end of the fifth century, Roman rule had vanished in Western Europe and much of northern Africa, and only a shrunken Eastern Empire remained. This was a period of remarkable personalities, from the philosopher-emperor Marcus Aurelius to emperors like Diocletian, who portrayed themselves as tough, even brutal, soldiers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The tragic story of the fall of a great empire

    • By Ryan on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Hadrian's Wall

    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    Stretching 80 miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known today. It is commonly viewed as a defiant barrier, the end of the empire, a place where civilization stopped and barbarism began. In fact, the massive structure remains shrouded in mystery. Was the wall intended to keep out the Picts, who inhabited the North? Or was it merely a symbol of Roman power and wealth? What was life like for soldiers stationed along its expanse? How was the extraordinary structure built - with what technology, skills, and materials?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes me want to Go there.

    • By John Ciccariello on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Antony & Cleopatra

    • By: Adrian Goldsworthy
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    In this remarkable dual biography of the two great lovers of the ancient world, Adrian Goldsworthy goes beyond myth and romance to create a nuanced and historically acute portrayal of his subjects, set against the political backdrop of their time. A history of lives lived intensely at a time when the world was changing profoundly, this audiobook takes listeners on a journey that crosses cultures and boundaries, from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt to the Roman Empire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very good

    • By Kdmd on 02-23-16

    Regular price: $34.99