Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $20.83

Buy Now for $20.83

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

Did you know that Alexander the Great was barely in his 30s by the time he had conquered all of Asia Minor?

Alexander of Macedon was only 33 years old when he died, leaving behind him a sprawling empire of impressive size, which encompassed dozens of different people groups, religions, cultures, customs, and - of course - problems. Naturally, Alexander is well-known as a figure, but how well do we really know him? How much of his fascinating story is true, and how much is mere legend? 

Historians of repute have tried, for centuries, to decode Alexander’s life and answer all the burning questions above. Sadly, the common listener knows very little of the real Alexander, yet all of that is about to change with this handy little volume right here! 

Leafing through this book, you’ll find out the real story behind Alexander, one of the most influential, capable, and lauded conquerors in ancient history. You’ll find out just why so many other great politicians, generals, and future conquerors saw this Macedonian youth as the go-to inspiration to reach for the stars. 

And what else is there in this tome for you? Well, among other things, you’ll discover the following: 

  • The early life of Alexander, how he grew up, and what influenced him
  • How eerily similar ancient politics is to ours in modern times
  • The motivations of Alexander and his men
  • The fascinating private life of such a public individual
  • The faults and foibles of Alexander that ultimately every individual is plagued with
  • The makeup of the Macedonian military
  • The many friends and foes of the Macedonian king, complete with their own fascinating stories
  • The many legends that sprung up from historical events
  • The legacy of a figure both adored and maligned by millions

Scroll up and click the “buy” button to learn more about Alexander the Great!

©2021 Captivating History (P)2021 Captivating History

What listeners say about Alexander the Great

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lynda
  • Lynda
  • 21-08-2021

Nothing like in school

ya know, When I was in H.S, they briefly told about this man. made him out to be a world conquer. This novel gives more in depth descriptions. It was fascinating and interesting with shocking narrative of his life. Really, A God? The narrator keeps you engaged to the point where when he gets past his death then rolls back into a timeline it's fascinating. Really makes you think. It also astounds me that he lived in the same Era as other famous people and how they tied in together. and the burial sites of him and his father, mind blown!
If you feel like you are lacking information about this man, then this brings it all together and to light.
Great Story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for evelyn sill
  • evelyn sill
  • 08-09-2021

alexander the great

I really enjoyed this book. It is amazing the learn that Alexander was only 30 years old and he accomplished so much.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Simon W.
  • Simon W.
  • 27-08-2021


This is an excellent audiobook about Alexander the Great. Very informative and highly recommended listening.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.