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Great comic turns of phrase

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-20

A silly comic love story with some fresh and excellent Wodehousian lines, new characters, and enough zingy plot twists to keep it from sagging.

Possibly Wodehouse's best comic prose

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-20

If you think you've heard the best of Wodehouse, think again! Excellent comic writing.

To Rule Mankind and Make the World Obey cover art

Approach with caution.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-06

Ok. This audiobook spans the history of Rome from its earliest years and will introduce the listener to many interesting areas. However, there are some *major* problems with this production: firstly, it is very heavily weighted in favour of the early history which essentially paraphrases the unfounded narrative of Livy. The Republican history is fine, but the period from AD14, when Rome began 'to rule mankind', occupies a tiny portion of the overall production. More worryingly, there are actually a couple of factual inaccuracies based on the very casual chatty style of the lecturer: for example, Titchener claims that Claudius had no children (he had a son and two daughters), and that the Domus Aurea was constructed before the burning of Rome.

This production is amusing and highly listenable, but not to be trusted for a balanced and accurate view of the history of Rome.

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