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    • The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    • By: Robert Southey
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
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    British flag officer, inspiring military leader, and brilliant strategist. The name of Horatio Nelson is intrinsically linked with a great number of decisive British naval victories. His most notable battles were during the Napoleonic Wars culminating in his death during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. 

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    • Oliver Cromwell

    • By: Samuel Rawson Gardiner
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
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    As a foremost historian of his time, Samuel Rawson Gardiner’s evaluation of Oliver Cromwell has generally been perceived as a work of great significance. Gardiner applies his highly credited critical eye to one of England’s great military and political leaders. Cromwell rose to power during a time of turbulence and civil distress during which he was admired for certain attributes, yet distrusted for others, including his loyalties to Puritanism. 

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    • The Life and Character of Julius Agricola

    • By: Tacitus, Alfred John Church - translator, William Jackson Broadribb - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    Agricola, also known as The Life and Character of Julius Agricola, serves as the main historical source for information about this notable Roman general. His son-in-law, the historian Tacitus, authored the text. He writes not just about his father-in-law’s military career and conquest of Britain, but also about cultural and geographic forces at work during this time. The portion of the original text that survives today remains an important reference for historians and history buffs alike. 

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    • The Life of Alexander

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin - translator, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
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    Alexander is arguably one of the most notable Greek figures, immortalized in stories and legends that are commonly used in mythology classes today. With the lingering feeling of discontent after the Persian invasion and the political unrest that surrounded him, his life made for an interesting topic in Plutarch’s works.  

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    • The Life of Gaius Julius Caesar

    • By: Suetonius, Thomas Forester - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    “I came, I saw, I conquered,” Julius Caesar famously said. Yet his life of conquest ended with assassination at the hands of his former comrades. Roman biographer Suetonius details the rise and fall of Julius Caesar in this short biography, excerpted from The Twelve Caesars. This compelling account contains cinematic scenes from Caesar’s life, including his capture by pirates and the time he fell weeping before a statue of Alexander the Great. 

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    • The Life of Tiberius Claudius Drusus Caesar

    • By: Suetonius
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
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    Roman historian Suetonius first introduces Claudius in his biography of Augustus, describing the boy as having various issues with his mental and physical health. Though he grew healthier after becoming emperor, "Life of Claudius" portrays him in a mixed light. While Suetonius tells of how Claudius was the first to invade Britain in a 100 years, he also paints the man as a fool who was easily swayed by others. Though historians today perceive Claudius as a more competent ruler, this dramatic biography held primary sway over public opinion for centuries.

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    • The Life of Alcibiades

    • By: Cornelius Nepos
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 21 mins
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    Alcibiades was brilliant beyond his time and ambitious beyond his own safety. Was he traitor or true patriot? Even his own historian was not sure. 

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    • The Life of Sergius Sulpicius Galba

    • By: Suetonius, Thomas Forester - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 36 mins
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    Galba was the first emperor in the infamous Year of the Four Emperors. After Nero’s suicide, which marked the death of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, Galba took control of the empire. A mere seven months later, he was assassinated. This short biography comes from Suetonius’ The Twelve Caesars and deals largely with Galba’s brief rule amid the first Roman civil war. 

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    • The Life of Titus Vespasianus Augustus

    • By: Suetonius, Thomas Forester - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
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    Augustus adopted Tiberius as his heir after noting his success in military campaigns across Germany. Tiberius was reluctant to take rule, however, and gained a reputation as “the exile” after he sent himself on an eight-year, self-imposed exile to Rhodes. Eventually he did take control of the empire, but he gained a reputation for cruelty which led Rome to rejoice at his eventual death. In this excerpt from The Twelve Caesars, Roman biographer Suetonius digs deep into both the conquests and character of Tiberius. 

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    • The Life of Titus Flavius Domitianus

    • By: Suetonius, Thomas Forester - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 28 mins
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    The tumultuous time that followed Nero’s suicide is known as The Year of the Four Emperors. In rapid succession, the Roman empire was ruled briefly by Galba, Otho, and Vitellius. Vespasian was a military commander, and with the help of his loyal soldiers and military allies, he defeated Vitellius and lay claim to his rule. Vespasian’s assumption of the empire, chronicled in this short biography by Suetonius, marked the start of the Flavian dynasty. 

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    • The Life of Nero Claudius Caesar

    • By: Suetonius, Thomas Forester - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
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    Suetonius’ account of the life of Nero does not shy away from the emperor’s alleged barbarism. In this biography from The Twelve Caesars, the Roman historian recounts numerous examples of Nero’s narcissism, perversion, and cruelty. It is from this account that we get the legend that Nero “fiddled as Rome burned.” When the heirless emperor ended his own life, it marked he fall of the Julio-Claudian empire and led to rejoicing in the streets. 

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    • The Life of Gaius Caesar Caligula

    • By: Suetonius, Thomas Forester
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    Caligula’s father was a beloved military leader, so the Romans were initially glad to see his son take the throne, but Suetonius recounts the less flattering aspects of Caligula’s life and rule that followed his ascension. The narcissistic Caligula believed he was a god, and often replaced the busts of deities with his own. A devoted fan of gladiator fights, he also often had people assassinated, covered up the deed, and then claimed the deceased had committed suicide. Suetonius concludes this biography by detailing the omens that foreshadowed Caligula’s eventual assassination. 

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    • The Life of Dion

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    One of the more hotly contested lives documented in Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, the Life of Dion investigates the intense politics of the tyrant of Syracuse. Starting out in politics, he initially was one of Dionysus’ most trusted advisors. But after Dionysus expressed that he no longer wanted to be a tyrant, which went against the advisement of Dion, his most trusted advisor was banished.  

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    • The Life of Camillus

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
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    We all know the founder of Rome, but do we know much about the widely-proclaimed second founder of Rome? The monarchy, tyranny, and victorious battles of Marcus Furius Camillus, the second founder, are documented in Plutarch’s Parallel Lives. After the destruction of Veii, Camillus returned to Rome as a pompous victor and dictator, causing quite a stir when he refused to follow the wishes of the senate when it came to dealing with Veii. Sensing banishment was in his future, Camillus’s time in Rome was much less bloody than many of his predecessors.   

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    • The Life of Nicias

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
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    When it came to Athens and their leaders, few were as influential as the politician and Stratego Nicias. In Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, he documents the Peloponnesian War and other great achievements of the time through the life of Nicias. Most importantly, he helped negotiate peace after a decades-long war, which made him popular after an unsuccessful start in politics. However, after many years of political truces and actions, his life took a turn for the worse.   

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    • The Life of Aratus

    • By: Bernadotte Perrin, Plutarch
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    The Life of Aratus is one of the many biographies detailed in Plutarch’s integral work, Parallel Lives. In The Life of Aratus, Plutarch details the dynamic work done by the successor of Nicocles and talks about his advocacy to turn Greece into a united country. Working as a soldier first and then a diplomat, he fought for the betterment of his fellow countrymen. Disaster hit during his later reign, as it so often did, and though many wanted him dead, the great Oracle at Delphi had other plans.   

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    • The Life of Pompey

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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    The Romans hated Pompey’s greedy father, Strabo, with a vengeance. Yet when Pompey rose in prominence, Plutarch notes that he developed the opposite character, and the Romans loved him for it. Pompey had many great accomplishments in his military and political life, but his legacy lies in forming the First Triumvirate with Crassus and Caesar. When the alliance eventually dissolved, and Pompey fled from Caesar to his death, the Roman world would never be the same.  

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    • Donald Trump

    • By: IntroBooks
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 41 mins
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    There are a handful people who are born to make it to the zenith. From being a businessman to becoming The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has indeed reflected some brilliant characteristics on how determination can get you to the heights that you desire. The President of the United States is the elected head of state and the head of government and is listed as one of the most powerful persons in the world, in whose hands rests the world's sole superpower.

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    • Bruce Lee Legend

    • By: IntroBooks
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 35 mins
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    Bruce lee, the little phoenix, is dedicated to the legend's 75th birthday, towards his humongous number of fans and followers all over the world, even today. If avid listeners of Bruce Lee Legend are not a fan or the martial arts expert, then avid listeners of Bruce Lee Legend are ignorant of his real pride. Get to know about him more and more in this book, with pure zest and zeal to demonstrate the real star of the martial arts.

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    • The Life of Numa

    • By: Plutarch, Bernadotte Perrin - translator
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Numa Pompilius was chosen by the senate to become Rome’s second king. Plutarch recounts the transition between Romulus’ mysterious death and the strategic emergence of Numa as the next king. He paints Numa as a sly, shrewd leader who sought approval from the gods in order to gain the acceptance of the people. Rome was not built in a day, and “The Life of Numa” represents just the second stage of this great empire.  

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