Trade Ed. Hachette Audio 2010
CD ISBN 9781607887010 $34.98 Twelve CDs
DD ISBN 9781607887027 $24.98
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2010
CD ISBN 9780307877383 $34.98 Twelve CDs
This biography of Cleopatra goes well beyond the details of her life, of which little is known beyond what has been passed down from classical writers, painting a picture of life in Egypt at the end of the Hellenistic period. Robin Miles gives an expressive yet understated delivery of Cleopatra’s story—one that is far more complex than the more infamous incidents she is best remembered for. Miles reads the copious footnotes in their proper place in the text, increasing her pace and softening her tone, which clearly delineates the additional information from the main text. Her measured reading, with long pauses that separate ideas, gives listeners time to take in all the details as well as draw their own conclusions about Schiff’s biographical hypotheses. E.N. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2010]
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