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AUGUSTUS The Life of Rome's First Emperor

by | Read by John Curless

Biography & Memoir • 15.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2006

The Roman Empire, with all its violence, greed, debauchery, and heroics, is depicted in this story of Augustus, adopted son of Julius Caesar, and heir to the throne. Augustus's rise to power is brought to life by John Curless's even narration. At first, the subject matter and Curless's British accent contribute to a slightly pedantic tone. As the story unfolds, however, Curless hits his stride, and the pace picks up, engaging the listener as Curless gives the characters personality and presence. He does an excellent job pronouncing the Latin names and infuses the story with continuity even though it is not strictly linear in structure. This production offers an enlightening listening experience. M.H.N. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]



Trade Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 9781428115309 $57.95 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781428101913 $39.99 • Thirteen CDs

DD ISBN $27.99


Library Ed. • Recorded Books • 2006

CS ISBN 9781428115293 $109.75 • Thirteen cassettes

CD ISBN 9781428115316 $119.75 • Thirteen CDs

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