G.A. Henty has here woven an exciting adventure tale that will keep the young listener on the edge of his seat. Without realizing it, the listener will be learning detailed information about the Punic Wars and the political climate in which they took place. This is the perfect way to awaken interest in history in young people and encourage them to learn more.
(P)2002 Blackstone Audiobooks
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"LOVE G.A. HENTY!"
Yes, because it is a classic.
His voice is rich and deep.
It helped our family imagine being there rather than simply studying the story in history.
We love everything by Henty.
"difficult to listen to"
We found the narrator difficult to understand, and when following along in the book we noticed that he missed words altogether. After Dad recovered from his cold, he finished reading this one aloud for us. Loved the story, though. It was written in the 19th century, and therefore don't expect cultural sensitivity and scientific accuracy.
"Not so young"
I bought this for my 11 year old son because he was interested in ancient Rome and especially Hannibal. However, I did not realize this book was written in 1887. The Victorian era prose was, shall we say, not to his liking. After reading the Publisher's Summary, I had for some reason thought the book was more current. Anyway, I would have liked to have been aware of this before buying it.
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