The Poison King

  • by Adrienne Mayor
  • Narrated by Paul Hecht
  • 15 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A National Book Award finalist for this epic work, Adrienne Mayor delivers a gripping account of Mithradates, the ruthless visionary who began to challenge Rome’s power in 120 B.C. Machiavelli praised his military genius. Kings coveted his secret elixir against poison. Poets celebrated his victories, intrigues, and panache. But until now, no one has told the full story of his incredible life.


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Customer Reviews

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Great book, probably not best suited for audio

The story of Mithradates is truly legendary and encompasses some of the most turbulent times in the formation of the Roman Empire. Unfortunately this exciting and intriguing story is damaged by a slow, dull narration full of mis-pronunciations. If you are interested in this subject I would recommend buying the book and get the full use of maps, glossary and references.
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- Si

really interesting

works well as an audio book, amazed by the mans life. usually he his mentioned in passing or irritates the romans etc. good to see the story from the other side of the fence.
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- mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-01-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books