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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ernle Bradford Narrator: Peter Jones Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At the bloody battle of Cannae, he trounced a Roman army twice the size of his own. With his brothers, he subdued nearly all of Italy, Spain and Northern Africa. A cunning tactician, he secured victory for Bithynia at sea by catapulting poisonous snakes onto the decks of his enemy's ships. Biographer Ernle Bradford draws on the historical writings of Livy, Polybius, Plutarch and others in re-creating the fantastic story of the greatest general since Alexander the Great.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorraine | 8/28/2013

    " A good history - very interesting view of warfare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lia | 4/7/2013

    " sereeemmm.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Markdienekes | 1/23/2013

    " An excellent book that was the introduction to Hannibal and the Second Punic War for me, and led to my deeper study of the general and wars between Rome and Carthage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dan | 1/20/2013

    " This is the best biography of Rome's greatest antagonist, to date. Bradford is a vital companion to Livy in understanding the Punic Wars, through the eyes of its great champion. "

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About the Author

Ernle Bradford (1922–1986) was a prominent British historian specializing in the Mediterranean world and naval history. He served in the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II and later traveled throughout the Mediterranean, living for a while on Malta. He was a BBC broadcaster and magazine editor, as well as the author of many acclaimed books, including biographies on Cleopatra, Hannibal, and Caesar.

About the Narrator

Peter Jones (1920–2000) was a British actor, screenwriter, and broadcaster. He was one of the original contestants on the BBC Radio 4 game show Just a Minute, and he voiced The Book in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Among his many other film, television, and radio credits are Midsomer Murders, Rumpole of the Bailey, Chariots of Fire, and Casualty.