Here in a single volume is the entire, unabridged recording of Gibbon's masterpiece. Beginning in the second century at the apex of the Pax Romana, Gibbon traces the arc of decline and complete destruction through the centuries across Europe and the Mediterranean. It is a thrilling and cautionary tale of splendor and ruin, of faith and hubris, and of civilization and barbarism. Follow along as Christianity overcomes paganism... before itself coming under intense pressure from Islam. It is a story that begins in Rome and ends in the capture of Constantinople by the Turks almost 1,500 years later. To aid in navigating this massive work, please refer to the accompanying PDF, which contains a table of contents and starting times for each chapter.
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- Marc Dierckx
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
What words to choose in order to praise this marvelous English language, the historical detail and the profound understanding of the "nature" of human kind? It is unbelievable that a non-fiction work that was written centuries ago can still keep so much of a fascination.
I thank thee, Edward Gibbon, for the the delight you have provided to me in the precious hours of paste time that I have spend with you.
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A long but great audio book
I haven't noticed at first that the book is almost 250 years old which speaks to its value. One or two hours in I started wondering about some odd references to the present time and googled the book. I was quite astonished about the publication date.
In summary: I learned a great deal and was always entertained even when the author discusses rather dull theological questions.
The overall production quality is excellent. In part ten they missed to cut out a short coughing pause, but at a length of 120 hours this is excusable.
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