• 1 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On August 24 and 25 in the year 79 A.D., a Volcanic eruption from Mt. Vesuvius spewed fire, lava, smoke, and ash upon the city of Pompeii, burying it and many of its inhabitants. Before this catastrophe, the streets of Pompeii had been bustling with the activity of its people, busy with commerce supported by its shipping trade and its role as a link between interior Italy and the outside world. In Pompeii, based on the Time Life Books series Lost Civilizations, you'll visit this ancient, lost city as it was in its heyday and how it exists today, its ruins lying in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius.


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Perfect Pompeii Primer

This short (90 minute) history of Pompeii and it's destruction is very good. <B><U>Pompeii:</B> City Captured In Ash</U> was perfect for my one day in and out commute. The ensemble cast recreates the life and death of these 1st century Romans using the still life casts and messages left behind as the last moments of their lives were captured forever.

This great little book will leave you wanting to know more. I have queued up Robert Harris' <B><U>Pompeii:</B> A Novel</U> in "My Next Listen" so that I can keep exploring this facinating example of how our environment can turn on us without warning at any moment.
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Life in Pompeii

This audiobook read by David McCalum and others brings the inhabitants of 79 AD Pompeii to life in the listener's imagination. Because there were few written accounts of the disaster, the dialogues are fictional but based on the surviving records and grafitti from the ruins.
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- Chris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio