|# of Units:||9 CDs|
|Length:||10 hours, 46 minutes|
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I read this on the recommendation of a friend who shares my passion for history, but has far more time for reading than I do. It was too slow paced for my taste, with poor descriptions of people, places and events. I got about half-way through the book before I finally realized it wasn't going to get any better and I gave up on it. I find it incredible that the author could take the story of a man with this unique background, education, rise to power, and demise and turn it into such a boring book.
I enjoyed the book because it was on disc. I never could have read all those details of battle formations without falling asleep. I finally stopped at Disc 6 (out of 9) which was were the author started discussing what happened after Alexander's death. The whole thing was a little lengthy but I think very well researched.
"Manages to make one of the most exciting men of the world boring. The first half is a fairly interesting recounting of Alexander's campaign and the 20 years after his death. The next quarter is a recounting of the other authors who have written about Alexander. This part is boring and can be skipped/skimmed. The last part is an overview of the Greek city-states and general life in Greece. It's a bit better but still pretty dry.