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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.