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Another great listen

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-01-2019

Really enjoy the combination of Mary's insightful and entertaining writing and Phyllida's measured and calm reading.

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Constant mispronunciations

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-2018

Would you try another book written by Christopher Clark or narrated by Christopher Clark?

I rarely give poor reviews but in this case, I have to make an exception. The content was only o'kay but was completely overshadowed by the constant and surprising mispronunciations which made this almost unlistenable. I might purchase another Chris Clark book but not if he narrates. Did no one listen to this before it was published?

Has The Sleepwalkers put you off other books in this genre?

No

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Clark?

Someone competent. It's not like the mispronunciations were only on strange or unusual words, often it was very common and particularly, words crucial to the story.

History for everyone

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-2017

Mike got me hooked on Podcasts with his wonderful History of Rome. This book continues his enjoyable and accessible sharing of the lessons history provides for us. It addresses a period of Rome that fascinates me as it underpins the causes that allow for Augustus and the Roman Empire in a detail I had been looking for but hadn't previously found. Thanks Mike for a great book.

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