Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome

  • by Thomas S. Burns
  • Narrated by Charles Craig
  • 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A major work on Roman policy toward the barbarians during one of the most exciting and challenging periods in the history of the Roman Empire, when barbarian soldiers became part of the forces defending the Roman frontier and gradually its rulers. By the close of these five decades, the Western Empire - hence Western Civilization - had changed forever.
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Terrrrrible recording. Unlistenable.

What did you like best about Barbarians Within the Gates of Rome? What did you like least?

I tried listening to this for DAYS, but the narration is so unnatural and so chopped and clipped that I just had to return it. This is terrible. The pauses are barely there, and unnaturally short when they appear. The reader takes no time to separate one thought or paragraph from another, so you keep getting confused and needing to go back, and he reads so fast (and with a lot of grammatical inaccuracy) that it's hard to keep pace with all of the above.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charles Craig?

Anyone. Else.


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- Rebecca Ramsey

Very poor naration

I loved the contents of the book, but the narrator is the worst I have encountered so far and by far. A decent text to speech program could have done as good or better.
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- Michael Lueneburg

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2015
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks