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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (19,917 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Graves Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in the first century A.D. in Rome and written as an autobiographical memoir, this colorful story of the life of the Roman emperor Claudius stands as one of the modern classics of historical fiction.

Physically weak and afflicted with stuttering, Claudius is initially despised and dismissed as an idiot. Shunted to the background of imperial affairs by his embarrassed royal family, he becomes a scholar and historian, while palace intrigues and murders surround him. Observing these dramas from beyond the public eye, Claudius escapes the cruelties inflicted on the rest of the royal family by its own members and survives to become emperor of Rome in A.D. 41. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bronwen | 2/17/2014

    " Very enjoyable - difficult to put down at times! I think that's because it's almost gossipy in a way: you become hooked in fascination. I'll definitely read the second part and I might rewatch the TV series one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tanya | 2/17/2014

    " Blood Blood, Murder, More Blood, More Murder...but told so matter-of-factly, that it's not gross. Just the times they were in. Whew! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miguel Alberola | 2/10/2014

    " This book, probably best known by the TV Series named after it (I, Claudius), is quite a good read to add a bit of drama and action to history of ancient Rome (for those who would like to know more about it but hesitate to read a history book); or just for those who loved Derek Jacobi's interpretation of Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus This-That-and-The-Other and want to check if the series is loyal to the book (which, as a matter of fact, is) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lettie | 2/3/2014

    " Claudius reminds me of a stuffy old british man, attempting to be noble although he knows it is for naught. "

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