Stories from Herodotus

  • by Lorna Oakes
  • Narrated by Catherine O'Brien
  • 1 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Herodotus wrote the first history book in the world. That is why he is sometimes called the "Father of History". He lived about 2500 years ago in the fifth century BC. He was born at a place called Halicarnassus in Asia Minor. The modern names for these places are Bodrum in Turkey. Herodotus was a keen traveler who went all over the ancient world and was interested in everything he saw and heard.

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Interesting history/mythology

What made the experience of listening to Stories from Herodotus the most enjoyable?

Learning how to pronounce the names and places properly.


What did you like best about this story?

Learning how the people relied on dreams and signs to rule their lives.


Have you listened to any of Catherine O'Brien’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. She has a very captivating voice lulling you throughout the book.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was interesting to learn of ancient life and times.


Any additional comments?

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review”.

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- Susan Patterson

For every fan of American gods

If you are a fan of American gods this is a must read. Shadow was big on the writings of Herodotus. Read this and find out why. Great read and a great companion to the Neil Gaimen story. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
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- Mary Karowski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: Essential Audiobooks LLC