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THE GHOSTS OF CANNAE Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic

by | Read by Alan Sklar

History • 13.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Alan Sklar’s gravelly bass, its tone never far from irony, suits this reconsideration of the decades of struggle between the Roman Republic and Hannibal Barca (who took elephants over the Alps) and his city, Carthage. O’Connell builds his account around the fate of the Roman survivors of Hannibal’s victory at Cannae (the “Ghosts”), but this is a traditional story of generals and battles, not a discourse on soldiers’ lives. Occasionally, in his attempt to make ancient history more accessible, O’Connell dips too deeply into modern slang: for example, a “rumble” with the “Barcid Boys” (Hannibal and his brothers). Despite occasional lapses, Sklar does a good job with the legion of Latin, Greek, and Carthaginian names. F.C. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400117222 $39.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781400167227 $29.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2010

CD ISBN 9781400147229 $79.99 • Eleven CDs

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