The Memoirs of Cleopatra

  • by Margaret George
  • Narrated by Donada Peters
  • 49 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This novel allows the unscrupulous and proud Queen of the Nile to recount her own tale. A masterful recreation of history.


What the Critics Say

"A thrilling story...[Cleopatra's] 'memoirs' are vivid and enthralling. Read them." (Washington Post)
"Readers looking to be transported to another place and time will find their magic carpet here." (Publishers Weekly)
"An extremely detailed historical novel....this accurate re-creation of a vastly interesting time and place will not disappoint." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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I felt like I was there

Let's face it, history can be boring. Not so this account of the life of Cleopatra. Sure, I get all the names confused, and at times I found myself referring to a map to see where everything was happening, but listening to this account for a couple of hours each day on my ride to work I felt like I was spending time with an intimate friend. The author has a marvelous way of mixing historic accounts with a touch of a harlaquine romance (we are talking about Cleopatra.) By the time I was through with this story I felt I knew not only Cleopatra, but the whole cast of charecters in a new and unique way. Well done!
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- Michael A. Vasquez


Don't let other reviewers' impressions of the narrators' voices put you off. This is a powerful story told from a unique perspective, and is not to be missed. If you're interested in ancient Egyptian culture, you won't be disappointed. If you're interested in intimate details of daily life - fashion, style, design, entertaining and religion - you won't be sorry.
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- Donna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-18-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape