|# of Units:||6 CDs|
|Length:||7 hours, 44 minutes|
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Plutarch was a superb writer and this was a truly fine book. The narrator, however, is very British, and his accent and inflection are difficult to listen to for so long.
It was excellent. It truely was. The rich history and politics of Rome, and the parallels to modern day times are astounding. Nothing much has changed in 2000 years apparently when it comes to power and politics, except that the politicians today don't have swords. On second thought, maybe they should. I know I'd watch C-SPAN alot more. The stories are truely amazing, and when I watched the HBO "Rome" series, I kept asking myself how much artistic license did the writers take. The answer, suprisingly, is not very much. In fact, I think HBO might have toned down some of the more sordid bits. That being said, the book was read by one of the more boring, non-inflective, impassionate narrators I have ever heard. I love history, and my ego wanted to gleen every bit of knowledge from this book so I could be knowledgable, but the narrator kept my mind wandering. If I ever do recite from this book and take on the narrator's tone, I'll be kicked out of any dinner party.
Excellent production, read in a very captivating manner with drama and emphasis. It felt like a Shakesperian play. I enjoyed it so much that I had to rent the rise and fall of the Roman empire, to get my fix. I can see where the HBO series on ROME got most of their material...from this book and Plutarchus.