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4.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 54.13 out of 5 4.13 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Graves Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Read in the style of a secret diary, this famous sequel to I, Claudius gives a wry and human view of the Roman world, bringing to life some of the most scandalous and violent times in history.

Claudius has survived the murderous intrigues of his predecessors to become, reluctantly, Emperor of Rome. He recounts his surprisingly successful rule; how he cultivates the loyalty of the army to repair the damage caused by his nephew Caligula; his friendship with the Jewish King Herod Agrippa; and his invasion of Britain.

Yet beneath the surface, Claudius' good fortune is under threat. With the growing paranoia of absolute power, and his young wife Messalina causing trouble, how long can Claudius survive? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Satria | 3/5/2011

    " I liked the book overall, but the ending was so depressing... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 3/4/2011

    " The books, like the miniseries, are less interesting without Livia around, and the whole thing with Messalina was just painfully drawn out; loved the invasion of Britain, though, and the primary texts at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 2/6/2011

    " Second volume of the Graves classic. See I,Claudius for review. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scurra | 9/22/2010

    " Not quite as much fun as the first, but perhaps more intense. The first-person narrative manages to keep the suspense level high, and yet manages to tell plenty of other stories without them feeling artificial (not too much overt plot-exposition here.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 9/8/2010

    " Just as good as the first part in the series, "I, Claudius". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faith | 9/4/2010

    " I read this twice - once 10 years ago and again two years ago. It's time to send it on for others to enjoy. Would recommend it highly, especially fans of the mini-series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 7/31/2010

    " A worthy sequel to "I,Claudius" written in the same great style as the latter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tay | 7/26/2010

    " My copy just says "Claudius the God". 1962 used copy with a cover featuring a chipped, mosaic portrait of Claudius holding a broken eagle scepter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D-day | 7/23/2010

    " Not as good as 'I Claudius' but still good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 7/16/2010

    " Slightly more tedious than I, Claudius, but once you read one you really have no choice but to tackle the other. Sorry. That's just how it works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 5/12/2010

    " Claudius' decline into madness (or not?) and his evil wife Messalina take the stage. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Graves

Robert Graves (1895–1985) was an English poet, translator, and novelist, one of the leading English men of letters in the twentieth century. He fought in World War I and won international acclaim in 1929 with the publication of his memoir of the First World War, Good-bye to All That. After the war, he was granted a classical scholarship at Oxford and subsequently went to Egypt as the first professor of English at the University of Cairo. He is most noted for his series of novels about the Roman emperor Claudius and his works on mythology, such as The White Goddess.

About the Narrator

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.