Cleopatra

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C3130
Released: Dec 20, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419324765
Narrator/s: Nelson Runger
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Description

Acclaimed historian Michael Grant pieces together the life of one of the most beguiling, fascinating, yet least understood rulers of antiquity-Cleopatra. A story of triumph and tragedy, this stunning biography provides a captivating glimpse at the woman behind the legend. Here is the Cleopatra who became the queen of Egypt without a drop of Egyptian blood in her veins. Almost entirely of Greek heritage, she proved herself to be a skilled, ambitious, and practical politician. She sought to return Greece to its former glory through political liaisons with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Breathtaking in scope, Cleopatra paints a dazzling portrait of one of history's great rulers. Perfectly narrated by Nelson Runger, Grant's lucid prose recaptures the grandeur and struggle of Cleopatra's Egypt, and rewards the listener with a studied and enthralling look at the monarch behind the veil of mystery that surrounds her.

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Professional reviews

"This historic account of the life of Cleopatra brings together the politics, culture and passion of an ancient era that links Greek, Roman and Egyptian history. Nelson Runger provides a clear, straightforward narration, which chronicles complicated and chaotic annals from the past. His appealing voice imparts a perceptible portrayal of Cleopatra herself. Occasionally, this unabridged recounting becomes prolonged and tedious, but Runger's adept oration keeps the listener pursuing the facts to the concluding scene--Cleopatra's death and the dispersal of her family and dominion. B.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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