Library Ed. Books on Tape 2007
CD ISBN 9781415938348 $129.00 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN $42.00
A saga of the first thousand years of the city of Rome brings listeners to the beginning of the Christian Era. John Lee's sonorous voice marshals listeners through the wars, the inventions, the love affairs, and the murders that are interwoven in this novel to bring to us a luminous vision of this great city. Primarily a narrative, the story puts few demands on Lee to create voices in dialogue, but his clear, accentless voice allows listeners to keep the grim moments at a distance and to engage in the intensely moving ones. This novel is a fine way to revisit Roman history and to think about how little the human condition has changed. B.H.B. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 07/ JAN 08]
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