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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. Rider Haggard Narrator: William Sutherland Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cleopatra lies asleep. One white, rounded arm makes a pillar for her head. The web of her dark hair falls over her like lace. Her limbs are draped in a robe so thin that the gleam of her flesh shines through it. Her rich lips are parted in a smile.

Harmachis looks down on her, and the sight of Cleopatra’s beauty strikes the young Egyptian with all the power of a mortal blow. For a moment, Harmachis aches with grief—that he should have to kill a thing so lovely!

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  • “This outstanding, unabridged audiobook edition of Cleopatra is ably narrated by William Sutherland and is technically flawless in its recording.”

    Reviewer’s Bookwatch

  • “[Haggard] has imagined an ingenious answer to the questions suggested by the immense ruin of Antony and the Egyptian Queen…It is no small praise to Mr. Haggard that he has painted a Cleopatra that…has intellect, power, and feminine blandishments enough to account for her victories over sages and emperors.”

    Literary World

  • “The most ambitious of the its author’s works…it endeavors to paint for us anew a figure which the imagination of the civilized world has pondered over for many centuries…thrilling.”

    Murray’s Magazine

  • “[Haggard’s] most serious and his most brilliant work…not only immensely spectacular but artistically dramatic in every detail.”

    Literary News

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by C-shaw | 10/12/2013

    " Very interesting and unusual book. Not what I expected from Haggard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gracee | 9/25/2013

    " Ok..so it was written in 1889. Maybe the time period just didn't lend itself to "happy" stories. Really, what was I expecting? Still a good story, but the ending.... one of those... "WHAT the h*ll just happened". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gina Bacigalupi | 8/21/2013

    " i love a good book about a strong woman. great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Krishna Giri | 6/12/2013

    " One of the finest historical novels ever. "

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