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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Arrian Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the incredible story of the world's greatest conqueror, a man who single handedly changed the course of history...and who was worshipped as a god. There have been many attempts in the 2,300 years since Alexander's death to tell the epic story of this enigmatic soldier. His deeds read like the stuff of legends. Of all the chroniclers of Alexander, and there have been many famous ones, including Plutarch and Ptolemy, none have given us a clearer and truer account than the one by Arrian.

Writing 450 years after Alexander's death, Arrian had the advantage of hindsight and the unique ability to sift through important historical material which is now lost. He was able to judge the motives of many of the detractors of Alexander and to set the record straight in many instances. Alexander's aims have always been a topic of intense debate and this history will tell you what this brilliant tactician was trying to accomplish and why. From his first encounter with the Persians at the Battle of the Granicus to his last battle on the banks of the Indus River, thrill to the extraordinary exploits of Alexander the Great as he turns the ancient world upside down. After his passing, nothing would ever again be the same....

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hans | 11/14/2013

    " Another Fascinating individual. He was a visionary leader. He had a dream of a world civilization, of uniting all people and cultures. One of histories greatest "What If's" he hadn't died at such a young age but lived out his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Heather | 3/7/2013

    " Alexander's rise and death as one of the greatest military leaders as told by ancient literature. It was a fascinating life but the book was very condensed which led to a small amount of unclarity and rushed narration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 3/31/2011

    " One of the best overall books covering the campaigns of Alexander the Great, his eventual death, and some of the wars between the Successors. As I understand it, for the most part this is the closest extant work we have to some of the original sources, which alone makes it worthy of reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ben | 12/8/2010

    " Did not finish, got about 1/3rd of the way through. It was an interesting account, but I found the Generalship of Alexander the Great was much more accessible and rich in context, whereas Arrian assumes a lot of basic understanding I didn't have. "

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