Histories by Herodotus audiobook

Histories

By Herodotus
Read by David Timson

By Herodotus
Read by David Timson

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In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks’ resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia. Here are not only the great battles—Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis—but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

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In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks’ resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, King of Persia. Here are not only the great battles—Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis—but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

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Editorial Reviews

“David Timson’s performance makes the Greek historian Herodotus a character, not just the narrator of his histories. He sounds like an amiable, garrulous uncle—worldly, cheerful, by turns credulous and skeptical. That character fits the audiobook and helps keep it entertaining. But Timson also shows respect for Herodotus as a historian—rather than just a tall-tale spinner—by not overacting. His reading is spirited, expressive, and well paced…[and] his delivery of the anecdotes and history is thoroughly engaging and enjoyable.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Herodotus

Author Bio: Herodotus

Herodotus (c. 484–425 BC) was a Greek historian. Known as the “father of history,” he was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative. The Histories, his masterpiece and the only work he is known to have produced, is a record of his investigation of the origins of the Greco-Persian Wars, which includes a wealth of geographical and ethnographical information.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 27.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English