• by Roger Crowley
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Now in audiobook format, a gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today.
The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger Crowley's listenable and comprehensive account of the battle between Mehmed II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and Constantine XI, the 57th emperor of Byzantium, illuminates the period in history that was a precursor to the current jihad between the West and the Middle East.


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surprisingly far-reaching

though this event in history interests me very much, I was wondering how an audiobook about 1453 would keep my attention. It did so fabulously by taking a new angle each chapter... one time discussing the Ottoman motivation, the next taking the Byzantine position. Each time, the author jumps back in history to give a better context.

By crisscrossing accross West and East, without the book losing its coherence, you'll get a taste for the whole of Byzantine and Ottoman history. The narrator tells the developments with a sense of gravity for the inevitable fate of Constantnople.
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- Adam

A Very Well Done (Read & Written) Book!

I purchased this book and enjoyed it (the written version and the read), and it lends itself as a well written historic novel. Two thumbs up!
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- mike, the book fan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio