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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (99 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Agnes Savill Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 1, 2017 ISBN: 9781538482360
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Alexander the Great, the king of Macedonia, was trained by Aristotle in every branch of human learning, conquered much of Asia, and was one of the greatest leaders in the history of the world. Conqueror of the Persian Empire, this military genius greatly influenced the spread of Hellenism and is responsible for profound changes in the course of world development. His actions and achievements would go on to inspire later conquerors such as Hannibal the Carthaginian and Napoleon. Agnes Savill’s illuminating biography transports listeners back to the era of this historical giant.

“To be mystical and intensely practical, to dream greatly and to do greatly, is not given to many men,” says Agnes Savill; “it is this combination which gives Alexander his place apart in history. Aristotle had taught him that man’s highest good lay in right activity of mind and body both. [Alexander] gives a strangely vivid impression of one whose body was his servant.”

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  • “Savill’s Alexander bridges both time and distance, fires the imagination, and transports the reader to Asia Minor circa 340 BC…Blackstone’s production is top quality…[It is] read with intelligence and empathy for the listener not attuned to the prose style of Pericles or Demosthenes…both Savill and this production make a pleasure of audio history.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Gerald | 11/3/2013

    " A good, if sometimes fawning, portrayal of the Macedonian leader, this book is still a fascinating read, considering that the sources of Alexander's life are ancient and should be treated with caution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 5/3/2013

    " A somewhat laborious read, however I learned a great deal about Alexander, his time and the influence he has had on the civilized world. It was a very educational book to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 8/27/2012

    " Good information. Well balanced. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patricia | 8/9/2012

    " The author's point of view is that Alexander was, indeed, great, pure, generous, and 100 percent laudable. I thought the book was simplistic and incomplete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/16/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was well written. It describes the accomplishments of Alexander the Great as well as the history surrounding his life. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 10/6/2011

    " Part one of this book was very interesting as it is a biography of Alexander's life. Part two, more of an overall of the times, while interesting at times was rather dry and made the book difficult to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 8/23/2011

    " Book describes the professional life and experience of Alexander the Great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 7/26/2011

    " He was educated by Aristotle, king of Macedon, and conquered much of Asia. In a writing style as lively and vivid as her subject, the author paints a compelling and full portrait of the man still considered the greatest military leader in history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/12/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was well written. It describes the accomplishments of Alexander the Great as well as the history surrounding his life. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 11/23/2008

    " Part one of this book was very interesting as it is a biography of Alexander's life. Part two, more of an overall of the times, while interesting at times was rather dry and made the book difficult to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 9/23/2008

    " A somewhat laborious read, however I learned a great deal about Alexander, his time and the influence he has had on the civilized world. It was a very educational book to read. "

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About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.