Caesar

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Colleen McCullough

Narrated By: Michael York

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: December 1997

Duration: 6 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

It is 54 B.C. Gaius Julius Caesar is sweeping through Gaul. While his victories in the name of Rome are epic, the conservative leaders of the Republic are not pleased -- they are terrified. Where will the boundless ambition of Rome's most brilliant soldier stop? He must be destroyed before he can overthrow the government and install himself as Dictator.

When Cato and the Senate betray him, Caesar resolves to turn his genius against his ungrateful country. Backed by a loyal and skilled army, he marches on Rome. But before reaching his goal, he must contend with Pompey the Great, a formidable adversary who underestimates the renegade Caesar.

These are tumultuous times -- for Caesar, who endures personal tragedies even as he wages war; for Pompey, who must wrestle with his fear that his greatness is at an end; for Cicero, whose luminous rhetoric is shattered by threat of violence; and for the citizens of Rome, whose destiny lies in Caesar's hands.

The fifth novel in Colleen McCullough's unforgettable Masters of Rome series, 'Caesar' brings to life the passion and genius of an incomparable man.

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  • Ian Martin

    It might not be the definitive history of Julius Caesar, but it's a worthwhile take on the historical events leading up to the death of Julius Caesar, though I think her version may be a little too one-sided. It is a compellingly and a colorfully presented story. The Narrator does a fantastic job seamlessly adapting the Roman characters with recognizable British accents that distinguish the characters and also attempt to help inform the listener about the character's relative position in Roman society by likening it to particular British accents. He seems to have fully grasped Ms. McCullough's idea for this story and portrays it with zest and emotion. Good job!