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Author: Will Durant Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Story of Civilization Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781482956153
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The third volume of Will Durant’s Pulitzer Prize–winning series, Caesar and Christ chronicles the history of Roman civilization and of Christianity from their beginnings to 325 AD. In this masterful work, listeners will learn about:

• the Etruscan civilization of ancient Italy

• the birth of the Roman Republic and the beginnings of Roman law

• the great reigns of Caesar and Antony

• the people of Rome—the artisans, tradesmen, and scientists

• the places of Rome’s great empire

• the beginnings of Christianity and its growth

• the rise of Constantine and the fall of the empire

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  • “Durant’s history of Rome and early Christianity…is solid and well written—and narrator Grover Gardner’s easy professionalism does it justice…He varies intonation by matching the sense of the text without falling into repetitive patterns, and with his effortlessly perfect pacing, his narration flows like conversation, but not too informally…His is a self-effacing art that hides art; his reading is a demonstration of how to narrate intelligent nonfiction without effort or obtrusive mannerism, allowing the text to shine, never dull or repetitious, but consistently listenable and enjoyable.”


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  • 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5 jay | 2/15/2018

    " there is an extreme amount of information here. wasn't really the book i was looking for but was still ok. the majority of the book was roman/Italian history. i was looking for more of the roman history around the time of Christ, which it did cover but only in the last few chapters "

About the Author

Will Durant (1885–1981) was an award-winning American writer, historian, and philosopher. He and his wife were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, and he was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Durant spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume Story of Civilization, the later volumes with the help of his wife, Ariel. He sought to revitalize history by unifying and humanizing the great body of historical knowledge, which had become voluminous and fragmented into esoteric subcategories. He also strove to bring philosophy to the common man. Durant was a champion of human rights, social reform, and the brotherhood of man long before they became well-known issues.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.