Herodotus' Histories Vol 2


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(4.5 stars; 65 reviews)

The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire is chronicled, and the causes for the conflict with Greece. Herodotus treats the conflict as an ideological one, frequently contrasting the absolute power of the Persian king with the democratic government of the Greeks. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia.)

(6 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 22:17 Read by Caroline Fokke
Chapter 2 23:05 Read by Shirley Anderson
Chapter 3 19:42 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 4 21:42 Read by MorganScorpion
Chapter 5 18:02 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 6 19:43 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 7 18:58 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 8 18:34 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 9 22:33 Read by David Leeson
Chapter 10 25:27 Read by David Leeson
Chapter 11 26:18 Read by David Leeson
Chapter 12 22:04 Read by David Leeson
Chapter 13 23:38 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 14 18:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 15 19:09 Read by Sibella Denton
Chapter 16 32:25 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 17 25:15 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 18 27:47 Read by Graham Redman
Chapter 19 12:34 Read by Graham Redman

Reviews


(3 stars)

So much better if all were read by Graham Redman.

Loved Graham Redman's voice, it made Herodotus more interesting!


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(4 stars)

Some of these people should not be readers. Mispronouncing even the authors name, they slur words and have many more other mispronunciations. Graham is fantastic though.