• The Persian Wars

  • By: Herodotus
  • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
  • Length: 29 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-01-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (9 ratings)

Summary

Unquestionably, Herodotus has left mankind one of the world's greatest works of literature. The Persian Wars is part history, part geography, part anthropology...and completely entertaining. It possesses a charm that is legendary. But, over and above this, Herodotus has succeeded for all time in brilliantly expressing the conflict between the ideal of the free man defending his liberty within a state based on the rule of law, and that of the despot who bases his rule on brute force and whose subjects are considered slaves. In his writing we experience the impact of that great intellectual, moral, and ethical force that set the Greeks apart from the rest of the Ancient World. The Persian Wars is a magnificent epic of human triumph over the forces of tyranny, of the struggle over two diametrically opposed concepts of government...between which man must still choose today.
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5 out of 5 stars
By HR LA on 09-06-17

Great story

Enjoyed the content and performance very much. Herodotus is like an anthropologist in his descriptions of the many cultures he covers.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 24-02-18

<br />Narrator annoying

the English narrator was annoying. He spoke with an Oxford accent and pronounced many of the in typical English annoyance.

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