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Summary

Arguably the greatest empire to ever exist, Rome has indelibly left a significant mark on the modern world. The posthumous influence of the Roman republic and empire have no equal in all of history. Their varied culture, stunning art, brilliant philosophy, and towering architecture is embedded in our modern world. Roman innovation has left behind a legacy that has remained admired and emulated for over a millennia.

They built massive networks of roads before the birth of Christ. They constructed elaborate public sewer systems over 1,500 years before the United States became a Nation, and had networks of aqueducts bringing running water. Their tactics in battle are still studied by historians and military leaders of today. Their history is filled with great conflicts, compelling love stories, and the most treacherous of leaders. Hollywood has explored their culture time and again on the silver screen. Larger than life commanders like Julius Caesar would help shape their ultimate destiny.

In his book entitled The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire: Life, Liberty, and the Death of the Republic author Barry Linton highlights and explains the significant struggles and contributions that have made Rome so well known. Join us as we explore the meteoric rise, monumental life, inevitable death, and eventual rebirth of Rome.

©2015 Barry Linton (P)2015 Barry Linton

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Poor quality production, interesting history

The book does a fair attempt at covering a huge range of history. A good way to get an overview of the period. The narration is very poorly edited, no sense of the rhythm of the book and sounds like it was recorded the very cheapest way

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  • Jonathan Spaulding
  • 08-06-17

technical issues

weird pauses and changes in volume coupled with Muddy sound make this hard to listen to. The narrator also speaks in a sibilant fashion which makes it hard to understand.
contact wife, it's a whirlwind tour through 800 years of History. We concentrate on eras where there are many famous people, which is perhaps to be expected.

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  • Drew H
  • 15-09-16

Wow, I could barely listen...or follow along.

I'm a newbie to Roman History and heard a lot about this book so I thought I would listen to it. I've done many audible books and this was by far the worst. Perhaps the material doesn't lend itself to be listened to, as you get a new name every two-to-three minutes. I found it almost impossible to follow. Perhaps, too, was the narration by the speaker; I found him to be very, very dry...something this topic does not need any help with. All in all, I give it one star - I finished it, but just barely. Wow.

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  • Matthias Reich
  • 16-08-16

Text seems good, voice not so much

I would have liked to finish the audiobook, but the brakes the narrater makes, seemingly to comprehend the story of figuring out the pronunciation are too distracting and annoying .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-18

The Rise and Fall

The line of ‘Rise and Fall’ novels that cover a compressive line of empires and governments around the world, have often been pointed to as great works explaining these nations. They are comprehensive and often information intensive. As for information, this book gives a decent but very general overview of the Roman Empire. The information is accurate but not particularly in depth. The recording however leaves much to be desired. With gaps in between cuts and random pauses by the reader it was almost painful to listen to as the book continued on. I cannot discern if the problems with the recording are a problem on the end of the editing and production, or the reader himself and so will refrain from accusing either one. Overall it is a decently well written book for those trying to get a general, over arching view of the Roman Empire. As for those looking to read either academically or for more in depth information, I would suggest you try elsewhere.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-12-17

Couldn't stop listening

I bought this to listen to over the course of two weeks and ended up finishing it in two days. This book quenched my thirst for knowledge and left me anxious for more. This book it a must read for any history enthusiasts.

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  • Shawn Best
  • 28-07-16

loads of information and histort

Definitely a good listen as there was so much content to cover. I know it couldn't be easy with those names

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  • Oskar
  • 06-07-16

factual

great listen if you are a fan of rome. no emotion mostly facts, names and dates etc

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