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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN:
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Alexander: Child of a Dream is the first in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's outstanding trilogy of brutal passion and grand adventure in Ancient Greece.

Who could have been born to conquer the world other than a god? A boy born to a great king, Philip of Macedon, and his sensual queen, Olympias, Alexander became a young man of immense, unfathomable potential. Under the tutelage of the great Aristotle and with the friendship of Ptolemy and Hephaiston, he became the mightiest and most charismatic warrior, capable of subjugating the known world to his power.

Here is a marvellous insight into one of history's greatest characters and his quest to conquer the civilised world.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 2/3/2014

    " Not very well written, but an excellent insight into the life and times of Alexander the Great. Obviously a very well researched book, and full of interesting factoids. A fascinating read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keiron | 1/20/2014

    " Good start to the series on Alexander the Great's life "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Smith | 1/8/2014

    " covers the basic legends of Alexander. Not a very good fictionalized account. Ignores certain aspects of Alexanders life. It's more a YA for about 14 years old who aren't very advanced. Historically its a mess. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eliza | 11/22/2013

    " Ugh. Who is this and what have you done with my Alexander? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inuitdebonair | 9/27/2013

    " 'stremely enjoyably and silly and immature and stupid and life-wasting yarn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coffey_Grounds | 8/29/2013

    " Liked it so much. I named my son after him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 5/2/2013

    " Historical fiction:Alexander the Great-----------Vol 1 of 3 - Alexander the Great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/14/2013

    " I completely lost my self in this book about Alexander the great, I read all 3 books in a very short time, I think I should have given me some tome in between books. Had a bit of an overdose, but very good books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bryn Hammond | 2/1/2013

    " Empty, for me - in psychology and style - and a pity because I want a worthy novel on the subject. A great novel for a great man... the search goes on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 10/18/2012

    " 2nd best series of books I've ever read. Excellent historical fiction about an indomitable spirit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abeerouf | 11/10/2011

    " the best.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 5/2/2011

    " I loved it. The author tell history like a novel!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wellington | 5/2/2011

    " This book on Alexander the Great is so-so. It read more like a teenage reading level and I would imagine a lot was lost in translation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 O.C. | 4/6/2011

    " Empire Building, the old fashioned way.
    Action biog for history buffs as A the G takes the family business international. Masterful Trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/6/2010

    " Felt much glossed over, think the Author was embarrassed by A’s homosexual tendencies and ignored them on the whole. The first novel set the vigour and pace that unfortunately (for me) fell away over the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zamogilny95 | 9/10/2010

    " For me its the best book of Massimo Manfredi. I read the whole saga and this is by far the best one. After reading it i totally love Alexander and believe me: YOU HAVE TO READT IT BEFORE DYING! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 7/28/2010

    " Excellent, the author is a professor of classical history and an effective storyteller. The book is an ideal mix of fiction and history all rolled into one. Fascinating and exiting all at the same time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meethil | 5/31/2010

    " Manfredi's Alexander series is absolutely superb and a must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariah | 4/8/2010

    " Rich with accurate historical context and a network of vivid cultural details, this saucy book has intrigue, mystery, and makes you wonder if Alexander was indeed a demigod. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 José | 9/23/2009

    " Fascinating! Could not put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drew | 8/30/2009

    " 2nd best series of books I've ever read. Excellent historical fiction about an indomitable spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 8/24/2009

    " Really good book! Had never really thought much about Alexander the Great & who he was or what he'd achieved etc. But after reading this book I just wanted to find out more....even if it was fiction woven in with the facts! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K | 7/23/2009

    " I was afraid it would be too much of a challenge with all the ancient Greek names, locations and wars, but it wasn't - I liked it. Starting the next book in the set this weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keiron | 4/19/2009

    " Good start to the series on Alexander the Great's life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 11/17/2008

    " I completely lost my self in this book about Alexander the great, I read all 3 books in a very short time, I think I should have given me some tome in between books. Had a bit of an overdose, but very good books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonatthan8f | 10/7/2008

    " i just started reding so i dont no "

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