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THE RISE OF ROME The Making of the World's Greatest Empire

by | Read by Clive Chafer

History • 13.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012

Beginning with mythical accounts of the great city-state’s creation, Everitt proceeds through historical documentation of the development of one of Europe’s most significant empires. These accounts may surprise many with their wit, insight, and comparisons to modern-day politics. Clive Chafer’s erudite narration often misses the mark when it comes to the humorous passages, falling instead on the side of reverence for historical portent. He draws out the endings of words in an almost musical way, as though he were chanting, rather than telling a rip-roaring story, which Everitt’s work clearly is. But once listeners accustom themselves to the rhythm of the narration, the overall work is worth the time. R.L.L. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2013]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2012

CD ISBN 9781452609485 $49.99 • Eleven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452659480 $34.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2012

CD ISBN 9781452639482 $95.99 • Eleven CDs

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