Cleopatra's Kidnappers

  • by Stephen Dando-Collins
  • Narrated by Peter Ganim
  • 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A powerful tale of war, romance, and one of history's most desperate gambles.
Julius Caesar was nothing if not bold. When, in the wake of his defeat of Pompey at Pharsalus his victorious legions refused to march another step under his command, he pursued his fleeing rival into Egypt with an impossibly small force of Gallic and German cavalry, raw Italian recruits, and nine hundred Spanish prisoners of war - tough veterans of Pompey's Sixth Legion.
Cleopatra's Kidnappers tells the epic saga of Caesar's adventures in Egypt through the eyes of these captured, but never defeated, legionaries. In this third volume in his definitive history of the Roman legions, Stephen Dando-Collins reveals how this tiny band of fierce warriors led Caesar's little army to great victories against impossible odds. Bristling with action and packed with insights and newly revealed facts, this eye-opening account introduces you to the extraordinary men who made possible Caesar's famous boast, "I came, I saw, I conquered."

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Could not bear it any longer

Great concept badly executed. There clearly isn't more than a short essay on the actual legion and they feature hardly at all in this (as far as I could get) What finished me was the padding and repetition added to the kind of speculative notions I hate. Was the centurian's face grim or did he actually have a jaunty grin? I should add that even for what was a "popular" history, the language and phrasing seemed too American and slang based at time. A huge disappointment as legion based history seemed a great notion. A complete fail for me, so I'll happily leave these swarthy Spaniards to their well paid retirement
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios