The Complete Works of Tacitus: Volume 2: The Annals, Part 2
- Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
- Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-03-2006
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audio Connoisseur
Tacitus is most famous for his amazing descriptions of the reign of Nero, one of the most ruthless and sadistic monarchs of all time. It is all superbly described in some of the most beautiful and exciting prose ever written. You will hear how Nero corrupted everyone in his reach...and murdered those he could not corrupt. Learn how he had his own mother killed, how he reacted to the great fire that destroyed Rome, and how he pitilessly built his enormous new palace on the charred ruins of the city while everyone around him lived in squalor. Meanwhile, tumultuous events in the provinces are reported in great detail and with penetrating insight. All in all, The Annals are one of the great miracles of historical writing, and place Tacitus on a footing with the greatest historians of his or any other day.
This production uses the famous translation by Church and Brodribb, considered the finest in the English language.
The Complete Works of Tacitus continues in Volume 3 with The History.
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By Jerry on 25-04-2018
Great for your Rome historian.
Packed with great information! This book tells so much about Rome, I am ready to start it again.
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By linda bretz on 15-05-2009
Uninteresting - Not an "Easy Read"
I thought I could learn some interesting Roman history, but there is little of interest in the way this book was written - my fault for not getting the author. You'll hear a number of different full names in one sentence, most of whom the average person has never heard of. It makes this very difficult to follow. I quit listening after the first 90 minutes...
2 of 18 people found this review helpful