A major work on Roman policy toward the barbarians during one of the most exciting and challenging periods in the history of the Roman Empire, when barbarian soldiers became part of the forces defending the Roman frontier and gradually its rulers. By the close of these five decades, the Western Empire - hence Western Civilization - had changed forever.
A Selection of the History Book Club.
©1994 Thomas A. Burns (P)2015 Redwood Audiobooks
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"Very poor naration"
I loved the contents of the book, but the narrator is the worst I have encountered so far and by far. A decent text to speech program could have done as good or better.
"Beginning of the end for Rome"
Accurate, Historical, Detailed
& the Barbarians
Too many to isolate just one.
Historical Decline of the Roman Empire
"Fascinating story on Barbarians."
Takes an interesting look at a subject not often talked about in studies of the Roman Empire.
I am typically not picky about narration, but the narrator is pretty brutal in this one. I'm talking odd pauses in the middle of sentences, emphasis where it doesn't belong, etc. It's almost as if some sort of editing software was used that repeats common words/terms or something. I couldn't get past the first few chapters, so I can't really comment on the content of the book itself.
My advice - stay away from this one.
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