AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Derek Perkins, Piper Goodeve, Jane Copland, Gary Furlong, Andy Cresswell, Peter Noble, Antony Ferguson, Joan Walker, Morag Sims

Classics • 8.75 hrs.. • Unabridged • © 1948

Thornton Wilder's epistolary novel set in Rome in the months leading up to the assassination of Julius Caesar adapts exceptionally well to an ensemble production, its narrative being a chorus of contemporary Roman voices. Wilder was successful both as novelist and playwright, and here, as in his better known BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, the narrative tracks a cast of characters brought together by one significant event--there, the collapse of a bridge; here, the murder of a dictator. Wilder compared this novel to a crossword puzzle, and it benefits from a second listening. But the richness of historical detail and the smooth melding of these talented voices will win new fans for this forgotten classic. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2020]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780062972231 $23.99

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×