Library Ed. Books on Tape 2004
CS ISBN 1415913277 $81.00 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 1415913285 $99.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN $28.97
Alexander the Great himself relates the story of his conquests in this vigorous and thoughtful historical novel. It isn't easy to follow tactics or the progress of a battle in audio format, but John Lee, whose voice (but not accent) is reminiscent of Sean Connery's, makes the action as clear as can be, while also capably bringing out Alexander's strength, passion, intelligence, and inner struggles. It jars when Lee reads an epilogue after Alexander's death in the voice we have come to know as Alexander's, but that's a quibble. Classical and military history buffs should especially enjoy this book, but its enjoyment should not be left to them alone. W.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]
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