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This audio is one of the best historical fiction books I have ever read or listened to. It has the best of what the historical fiction genre should be - a great point of view, well-imagined historical figures who are fleshed out to become real people, thorough research that doesn't get in the way of the story, broad sweep that also narrows down to individual stories. The narrator was excellent - his female characters were good, too - and the story was gripping, causing me to gasp aloud a few times, even though I thought I knew the story of Julius Caesar quite well. If you liked HBO's "Rome," you'll love this - it's like getting the backstory. Just a great example of historical fiction - I'm on to the rest of the series and looking forward to reading more Conn Iggulden.
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I thought his Genghis series was great, so I couldn't wait to see what he would do with another historical figure of significance. I wasn't disappointed! He wove a great story and I can't wait for the next installment!
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