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  • Jerusalem

  • By: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day, and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of 3,000 years of faith, slaughter, fanaticism, and coexistence. How did this small, remote town become the Holy City, the 'centre of the world' and now the key to peace in the Middle East?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Biography of a City

  • By Nelson C on 03-12-2015

Narrator was distracting

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-10-2018

I need to go back to the ‘tried and true’ method called ‘reading’. The narrator’s speed of speech, but more importantly his unusual inflection and accent is disconcerting and distracting from the brilliance of the history. His narrating was so false I stopped listening at chapter 2.