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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.
©2016 Crowley (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 08-25-16

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Tad Davis on 11-29-16

Great story

Roger Crowley is a master storyteller, and Simon Prebble gives a wonderful reading of this epic account of the siege of Constantinople. Crowley's book conveys the grand sweep of events while including the kind of detail that makes the story vivid and memorable. For Mehmed II, it was a stunning victory; for Constantine XI, death and disappearance from history. (His body was never recovered from the carnage of the last assault.) I could almost feel the impact of the gigantic stone cannonballs as they pounded the ancient wall that protected the city.

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