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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Bulwer-Lytton Narrator: Carlos Zambrano Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2006 ISBN:
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Aunque el mensaje que Bulwer-Lytton trata de transmitir en su novela, de que la erupcion que destruyo a Pompeya en los primeros anos de nuestra era, lo merecian por tratarse de una sociedad corrupta, puede ser discutible, nadie duda de lo emocionante de este romance historico.

Although the message the author suggests is that the eruption that destroyed Pompeii in the first years of our era was deserved because they were a corrupt society can be debated, nobody doubts about the excitment of this historical romance.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/5/2014

    " The reading of this book was brought to mind when a friend ask me to recommend a book on Pompeii. Even though I read it many years ago, I remember it as a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 2/4/2014

    " Fascinated me! Revealed how the people of Pompeii lived, what their daily lives were like. As the author describes the volcano erupting, I felt that I was right there and could feel what the people felt. I read this way before there was much information out or any movies made so it was just mind blogging to me! Made me want to visit and see the ruins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik Graff | 12/15/2013

    " I read this thing while taking Latin and belonging to the Latin Club at Maine Township High School South in Park Ridge, Illinois. Although not highly regarded as literature, I, as an early teen, liked it quite a lot except for what, even then, I felt to be a rather saccharine Christianity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth S | 12/8/2013

    " 3 1/2 stars. As with many classics, the beginning is yawn-worthy. But it does eventually pick up the pace and become quite exciting. Knowing that at the end the city is destroyed, one wonders who (if anyone) will survive. Which increases the intensity of the subplots, because even if the good-guys win, they may still die at the end. So one wonders if perhaps the bad-guys will win, but suffer in the final demise. Read to find out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grandma Judy | 11/30/2013

    " Great historical novel and classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luis | 10/25/2013

    " audio book. nice version ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mrs. C. | 10/17/2013

    " A wonderful book, but be ready for turgid Victorian prose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Riana | 6/5/2013

    " i read this as a teenager and have not picked it up since then, but at least then i really enjoyed the historical setting and the storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 6/4/2013

    " A book I read more from seeing it referenced in other 19th century novels than for its own sake. I gave it four stars rather than three for the picture it indirectly reveals of educated British morals and tastes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Hollister | 6/4/2013

    " hard to get into due to the writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/22/2013

    " This is a hilarious 19th century account of the final days of Pompeii before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. It was charming but the characters were a little lacking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 11/29/2012

    " A depiction of the events leading up to Pompeii's last moments "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delphine | 9/10/2012

    " This famous Victorian novel is based on the archeological discoveries in Pompeii to coin a well-written story, full of suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 5/7/2012

    " Like walking into the past. The author really brought the time period to life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Cat In The Hat | 12/5/2011

    " gearing up for my DC trip, ruins from Pompeii are on display (loan) at the National Gallery through the end of the year... yay! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 11/11/2011

    " Interesting, but very dated. A lot of insights into Ancient Roman society, but beware of the outdated language. One laughable bit was where bloodletting by leeches was mentioned as a modern medical practice. Ewww! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 9/1/2011

    " I read this as a teenager because I was obsessed with natural disasters (still am!) like volcanoes. I enjoyed it more for the setting and historical detail than for the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 6/5/2011

    " It is written in an older English style than we speak nowadays. This would be hard ti understand with someone unfamiliar with this vernacular. Also it would take a lot of research to understand all of the references the author is using. In the end, it is worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 5/29/2011

    " Hard to get into but worth the effort. Of course the values of the book are anachronistic, but the creative storyline created from the ruins of Pompeii is an entertaining read. I did not expect to like this one as much as I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wyyknot | 5/23/2011

    " The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1961) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 5/11/2011

    " This was actually really good. Considering this is the same guy who famously wrote "It was a dark and stormy night...". A good historical novel, and by some accounts, the first in that genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 10/29/2010

    " Excellent research to create a believability to the storyline. I didn't know there were any survivors to the Pompeii disaster. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 8/12/2010

    " hard to get into due to the writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis | 4/24/2010

    " It is written in an older English style than we speak nowadays. This would be hard ti understand with someone unfamiliar with this vernacular. Also it would take a lot of research to understand all of the references the author is using. In the end, it is worth a read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/12/2010

    " Like walking into the past. The author really brought the time period to life! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 4/7/2010

    " The reading of this book was brought to mind when a friend ask me to recommend a book on Pompeii. Even though I read it many years ago, I remember it as a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynda | 1/15/2010

    " This is a book that brought history alive for me. One of the books that has touched me and which I have never forgotten. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik | 4/30/2009

    " I read this thing while taking Latin and belonging to the Latin Club at Maine Township High School South in Park Ridge, Illinois. Although not highly regarded as literature, I, as an early teen, liked it quite a lot except for what, even then, I felt to be a rather saccharine Christianity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 3/21/2009

    " A book I read more from seeing it referenced in other 19th century novels than for its own sake. I gave it four stars rather than three for the picture it indirectly reveals of educated British morals and tastes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilynn | 1/31/2009

    " This book was a little difficult, but once I got into the rhythm of it,
    I enjoyed it. I did a lot of skipping on the descriptions of the homes, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/15/2008

    " This guy is often cited as the writer of the worst English novel ever (Paul Clifford) but this one is actually fun to read. If you can get through other Victorian novels like Dickens, you can get through this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/26/2008

    " This is a hilarious 19th century account of the final days of Pompeii before the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. It was charming but the characters were a little lacking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Cat | 11/12/2008

    " gearing up for my DC trip, ruins from Pompeii are on display (loan) at the National Gallery through the end of the year... yay! "

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