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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (525 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Anthony Durham Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: David Anthony Durham c/o ICM Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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This epic retelling of the legendary Carthaginian military leader's assault on the Roman empire begins in Ancient Spain, where Hannibal Barca sets out with tens of thousands of soldiers and 30 elephants. After conquering the Roman city of Saguntum, Hannibal wages his campaign through the outposts of the empire, shrewdly befriending peoples disillusioned by Rome and, with dazzling tactics, outwitting the opponents who believe the land route he has chosen is impossible. Yet Hannibal's armies must take brutal losses as they pass through the Pyrenees mountains, forge the Rhone river, and make a winter crossing of the Alps before descending to the great tests at Cannae and Rome itself. David Anthony Durham draws a brilliant and complex Hannibal out of the scant historical record' - sharp, sure-footed, as nimble among rivals as on the battlefield, yet one who misses his family and longs to see his son grow to manhood. Whether portraying the deliberations of a general or the calculations of a common soldier, vast multilayered scenes of battle or moments of introspection when loss seems imminent, Durham brings history alive.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Captain Marcus | 2/2/2014

    " Pretty good, if you enjoy historical fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 1/24/2014

    " I picked this book up after reading Acacia, his first stab at Fantasy fiction. I'm definitely enjoying it. I love his fluid, grandiose yet restrained writing style. Long, beautiful descriptive sentences. I love that he explores Hannibal's campaign from a variety of POVs, from Hannibal to the Romans, one of the many faceless soldiers in Hannibal's army to one of the camp followers. The author has done tons of research on early civilations and their people, and it all reflects back in his work. Durham brings the reader directly into action, bringing history to the present. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 1/14/2014

    " This was an interesting read. I enjoyed every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rudy | 1/6/2014

    " Too be honest, this was one of the first books i actually bought and read without it being required by a professor. In addition, i have always been curious about the Roman Empire and its military. This book will give you some sense of just that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cliff | 1/3/2014

    " An excellent dramatization of the most famous Barca and his exploits. Excellent research was conducted to keep the historical details as accurate as possible for this genre (Historical Fiction). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 12/27/2013

    " I loved this book...it took me a long while but I attribute that to me more than anything else. When I finished, I felt as though I still needed an update on characters in the story...I wanted to know how they felt...what they did? Not often do I find this kind of connection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chet | 12/10/2013

    " Well written novel about the real exploits of one of the greatest generals of all time. Kind of like "Killer Angels" BCE. He waged war against Rome and in Italy for 15 years! A lot more to him than just elephants. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/6/2013

    " My enjoyment of this book probably would have been greatly enhanced had I had the historical background to go along with it. Nonetheless, good historical fiction, well-written, but not an easy read by any means (many different storylines going that took some concentration....) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca Mcdole | 11/14/2013

    " Durham is just great at making history come alive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anders K. | 9/25/2013

    " A good narrative with language that flows well. Even in one of the few boring parts of the book, the plot tends to move forward and keeps the reader interested. It is definitely fictional history, but with some decent non-fictional value. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtis | 8/26/2013

    " Loved it. Not for everyone. Historic fiction. Both my father and I finished it in under a week. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra | 5/1/2013

    " I loved this! The story of the Second Punic War from the POV of the Barcas and those close to them is something that you see so rarely...it's quite a nice refreshing change after all the Roman writings on the Punic Wars...where History has been written by the Victors... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/7/2013

    " Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Very well done, but still more battle scenes that I like to read. It was interesting to read about Hannibal and his family in a very human light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn Taylor | 3/7/2013

    " I'm a history geek and even though the book is fiction, I felt that I was with Hannibal through all of his victories. The writing is vivid and the battle scenes are as intense as those in Ridley Scott's Gladiator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron | 1/8/2013

    " This was a really interesting book, I have read a lot of books about the same time period but they were all told from the side of the Romans. It was neat to read about another group of people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 8/8/2012

    " Really good read, but the way it ended was sad. :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Warren | 6/27/2012

    " been wanting to read this for long time, enjoyed it was sad to finish it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Philip | 4/20/2012

    " If ennui is your aim in historical fiction, try this book. I'd like to sue the author for my time. "

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About the Author
Author David Anthony Durham

David Anthony Durham earned an MFA from the University of Maryland. His first novel, Gabriel’s Story, was published to wide acclaim in 2001. He has won several awards, including the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Fiction Award, a First Novel Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and a Legacy Award. His short fiction appears in Gumbo: An Anthology of African American Writing. He lives with his wife and two children California and teaches creative writing at Cal St. Fresno.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and thirty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.