Histories

  • by Herodotus
  • Narrated by David Timson
  • 27 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, king of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.
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Beautifully narrated

What did you like most about Histories?

The scope, it covers a broad span of time and topics.


What does David Timson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He just gets it right. I can almost imagine his voice is that of Herodotus reading his own work, albeit in English.


Any additional comments?

Lion cubs destroy the womb as they are born? Hmm Mr Herodotus, you may have wanted to fact check some of those stories you heard!

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- Jaspal

Storytelling at its finest

I was surprised at how accessible and enjoyable I found Histories. Whilst there is a bit 'begatting' I was happy to let it roll over me until it got to the story again. The narrator is excellent.
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- Daveyboy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-05-2016
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks