Summary

Boys reading the history of the Punic Wars have seldom a keen appreciation of the merits of the contest. That it was at first a struggle for empire, and afterwards for existence on the part of Carthage, that Hannibal was a great and skillful general, that he defeated the Romans at Trebia, Lake Trasimenus, and Cannae, and all but took Rome, represents pretty nearly the sum total of their knowledge. G.A. Henty has here woven an exciting adventure tale that will keep the young listener on the edge of his seat. Without realizing it, the listener will be learning detailed information about the Punic Wars and the political climate in which they took place. This is the perfect way to awaken interest in history in young people and encourage them to learn more.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Michael L Muller on 20-04-18

Slow narration, decent storyline

Story was pretty good but the narration was slow and dry. I listened at a faster speed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jason on 06-09-13

LOVE G.A. HENTY!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, because it is a classic.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hannibal

What about William Sutherland’s performance did you like?

His voice is rich and deep.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It helped our family imagine being there rather than simply studying the story in history.

Any additional comments?

We love everything by Henty.

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