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Alexander

Child of a Dream
Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
Series: Alexander [abridged], Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Alexander: Child of a Dream is the first in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's outstanding trilogy of brutal passion and grand adventure in Ancient Greece.

Who could have been born to conquer the world other than a god? A boy born to a great king, Philip of Macedon, and his sensual queen, Olympias, Alexander became a young man of immense, unfathomable potential. Under the tutelage of the great Aristotle and with the friendship of Ptolemy and Hephaiston, he became the mightiest and most charismatic warrior, capable of subjugating the known world to his power.

Here is a marvellous insight into one of history's greatest characters and his quest to conquer the civilised world.

© Arnoldo Mondadori Editore SpA; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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Alexander child of a dream<br />

As always the narrator is very good .The story is that of the early years of Alexander the great.Please remember this is historical Fiction! I love these books read the trilogy years ago, just a pity these are the abridged version but still a great read.

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The beginnings of something

Good book, only really whets the appetite- for me
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  • Mani S.
  • 08-02-20

an epic beginning

Jacobi is a stunning performer whose subtle shifts between characters elevate the text. unfortunately the prose loses quite a bit of its vivacity in the abridged production. it gives you the gist of events rather than the full context and the gatherings that inform us about Alexander's life. I must say, although I enjoyed this it didn't persuade me to read the other two books in the series.