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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,838 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edward Gibbon Narrator: Philip Madoc, Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is one of the greatest texts in the English language. In magisterial prose, Gibbon charts the gradual collapse of the Roman rule form Augustus (23 BC - AD 14) to the first of the barbarian kings, Odoacer (476- 490 AD). It is a remarkable account, with the extravagant corruption and depravity of emperors such as Commodus, Caracalla, and Elagabalus contrasted by the towering work of Constantine, Julian, and other remarkable men. It remains the standard work of scholarship on the subject two hundred years after it is written; yet equally important, in its sheer accessibility, it is an unforgettable story. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vicki Cline | 2/15/2014

    " I only made it through volume 3, because I'm not really interested in what happened after Rome fell in 476, but I did enjoy what I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Bird | 1/14/2014

    " Not only one of the great histories, but perhaps the greatest collection of footnotes ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aaron | 12/26/2013

    " Loved the book from start to finish, even though it took well over a year of starts and stops to complete. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Charles Spitzig | 12/20/2013

    " Heavy. I've only read the first volume. There's enough in it, that I already expect to need to read it again to get an overview. I think I want to read the other three volumes first. Each is LONG, though. "

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