The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volume 1

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Edward Gibbon

Narrated By: Bernard Mayes

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2007

Duration: 41 hours 31 minutes


The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a model of clarity and completeness, as accurate as historical research in Gibbon's day could make it. This first volume covers a.d. 180 to a.d. 395, which includes the establishment of Christianity and the Crusades.


  • Kathy Thorpe

    The recording is muddy, not easy to listen to. Might try another narrator. Hard to rate the book when the recording is so bad.