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- Listening Length: 1 hour and 54 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Original recording
- Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 16 Mar. 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004SBIQQC
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The Eagle of the Ninth Audiobook – Original recording
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I think on balance this is OK but I'd prefer to have the original story read
A must read, again and again!
It was written over fifty years ago now, and strangely you can tell; I don't know if it is the language used, but it doesn't detract from the enjoyment of reading. Today there is a mass of fiction set in Roman times (some would say far too much!), but this was one of the first aimed at the mass market.
The story is fairly simple, but well told with, for me, just the right mix of description and story progression. It would still make a good introduction to historical fiction and is worth reading at any age.
This CD brings the story to life.
And what a story it is in Roman Britian. The CD transfer is clear.
I have to be honest and admit I haven't heard this recording. I would give it 5 stars as the story is so good but it just can't be as good as the BBC full cast dramatisation, sadly only available on a double tape (ISBN 0-563-38920-6) which has been listened to countless times by my youngest (from ages 6-8) and 2 or 3 times by the rest of us (now aged 43, 42, 12 and 10) in the car. Only my daughter (10) isn't that keen to hear it again.
One note of caution, Amazon claims this to be suitable for ages 4-8. I'd have thought that under 6s would struggle listening to it and it most suitable for over 10s to read it to themselves.