Hannibal


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 168 reviews)


There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to Hannibal. (Summary from the preface of the book)

(6 hr 11 min)

Chapters

The First Punic War 28:18 Read by Hollis Hanover
Hannibal at Saguntum 19:48 Read by Haylayer Flaga
Opening of the Second Punic War 26:10 Read by Slawek
The Passage of the Rhone 28:05 Read by Slawek
Hannibal Crosses the Alps, pt.1 19:51 Read by Diana Majlinger
Hannibal Crosses the Alps, pt.2 31:09 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Hannibal in the North of Italy 27:30 Read by Djeemee
The Apennines 26:06 Read by Slawek
The Dictator Fabius 24:49 Read by Haylayer Flaga
The Battle of Cannae 24:58 Read by John Steigerwald
Scipio 36:40 Read by Channe
Hannibal a Fugitive and an Exile 30:58 Read by Todd Cranston-Cuebas
The Destruction of Carthage 47:11 Read by hearhis

Reviews

Hannibal

(3 stars)

Very good story, difficult to follow some of the readers.

Was excit

(2.5 stars)

Was excited for another Abbott book but how is this read in broken English?! The words are there. Fully. I understand they want to practice English but please read in your own language or practice to yourself more. Also that one non speaking reader sighing loudly the whole time. You know this isn't mandatory right? Don't read if you're so annoyed over it. And who is oking these readings? I know they have to be proof listened to. I would have not okay'd most of these characters

Poor narration

(1 stars)

multiple narrators makes continuity difficult. Non-native English narrators are very difficult to understand. Historical names and locations impossible to understand. Not the way to learn history.

(4.5 stars)

a tale of great interest and drama, told in detail by mr abbott. the readers were excellent," clear, concise and totally engaging. thank you librevox

Hannibal

(4 stars)

An excellent story, glad for the audio book version. Some mispronounced words in the last chapter, slightly annoying, but not enough to stop listening.

(3.5 stars)

The guy who reads the last chapter says almost every proper name completely wrong. It's pretty irritating, but the subject matter is fascinating.

hannibal by jacob abbot

(4.5 stars)

perfect storie. ashame some readers don't know the correct words.

Well told history

(4 stars)

Fun to read.Specially for the travelling scenes, nice landscapes.