Category Archives: Historical Fiction

An Audio-Book Review: How Topical: a Political Rebellion

Catalina’s Riddle By Steven Saylor Published by Blackstone Audio Read by Scott Harrison The Book: Once upon a time there was a politician. He was hated by his enemies and beloved by the trod-on masses who followed him even though, … Continue reading

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An Audio-Book Review: A Study of Roman Hysteria

Roma By Steven Saylor Published by Books on Tape Read by John Lee The Book: I first became aware of Mister Saylor when I read A Murder on the Appian Way, one of his murder mysteries set in late Republican … Continue reading

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An AudioBook Review: Listening to Bad Books So You Won’t Have To!

Last Days of Pompeii By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Published by Librivox Read by Ric F, Becky Cook, Rachel Triska, Ann Boulais, Christine Blachford, Ruth Golding, TriciaG, BenW, Amy Benton, Iskander Shafikov, Kristine Bekere and Philippa The Book: Sometimes I have … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: A Story Thousands of Years in the Making…

The Source By James A. Michener Unabridged edition Published by Random House, Inc. Read by Larry A. McKeever The Book: Here’s another book I read for the first time in high school. This book single-handedly got me interested in archaeology. … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: A Royal Confusion.

  The Prince and the Pauper By Mark Twain Published by Recorded Books, Inc. Read by Norman Dietz The Story: This is one of those stories I thought I knew. I’ve seen several movie adaptations. It may not have been … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: How Do You Eat Through That Thing?

The Man in the Iron Mask By Alexandre Dumas Unabridged edition published by Brilliance Audio Read by Geoffrey Sherman   The Book: It might have been nice to have listened to the first two volumes of The Viscomte de Bragelonne: … Continue reading

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An Audiobook Review: All My Children – Roman Holiday Edition

  Empire: The Novel of Imperial Rome By Steven Saylor Published by Macmillan Audio Read by James Langton   The Book: Empire is the continuation of the story that started in Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome, following members of … Continue reading

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