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  • Imperium

  • By: Robert Harris
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019

When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb story, utterly superb narration.

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

A compelling read, narrated masterfully.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-11-18

There are few names from the Roman republic that divide opinion more than Cicero. A brilliant lawyer, a self made man - yes. A brutally ambitious demagogue, a lap dog to the rich and powerful - well, you decide.

Robert Harris serves fans of Roman history a delicious treat here with Imperium. The rise of Cicero from the law courts to the Senate and from there to the precipice at the edge of the fall of Rome’s republican government is a story as gripping as any modern day political thriller.

The actor Bill Wallis puts in a truly captivating performance in the narration of this story told from the perspective Cicero’s slave and personal secretary, Marcus Tullius Tiro. Wallis brings back to life the voices of the past in a manner that is both comfortable to the ear and utterly mesmerising in its artistry.



  • The Art of the Argument

  • Western Civilization's Last Stand
  • By: Stefan Molyneux
  • Narrated by: Stefan Molyneux
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

The Art of the Argument shocks the dying art of rational debate back to life, giving you the essential tools you need to fight the escalating sophistry, falsehoods, and vicious personal attacks that have displaced intelligent conversations throughout the world. At a time when we need reasonable and empirical discussions more desperately than ever, The Art of the Argument smashes through the brain-eating fogs of sophistry and mental manipulation, illuminating a path to benevolent power for all who wish to take it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Point perfect in The Argument

  • By Theresa McMeekin on 22-03-18

Specious rubbish.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-12-17

Advertises itself as an objective lesson in the subtle art of argumentation. Sadly the author defrauds the earnest pursuer of unslanted learning by delivering a series of lectures on the merits of anarcho-capitalism. If you hate single mothers, immigrants, alcoholics, the disabled and the progressive achievements of non Judeo-Christian peoples - well, then this is a book for you.

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