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Would you listen to Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities again? Why?
Yes. There is just so much there, and it is so well done. It wld serve as an excellent guide toward digging deeper into a particular topic, era, personage etc....
Who was your favorite character and why?
I am a huge fan of Justinian, Theodora, Alcebiaties and Harold Hadrada. All make appearances.
Which character – as performed by Bettany Hughes – was your favorite?
It is history and she performs no characters per se, but her narration is excellent.
Any additional comments?
This is a huge undertaking. And is achieved with style. This book wld serve this historian, the history buff and the layperson with equal excellence. But particularly the layperson and the (somewhat) educated consumer. The narrative is chronological, the tangents limited but extremely relevant and the author's passion for the topic comes through in her narration. The City is really at the epicenter of major historical events in both Western and Eastern civilization. With amazing characters and tales that the most imaginative fiction writers could not have made up, this is an epic story. And extremely well told. I have been an Audible listener practically since inception. This is the first review I have ever written. That is the best compliment I can offer for this book, story and performance.
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