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E Here is the story of Marius wealthy but lowborn and Sulla aristocratic but penniless and debauched extraordinary men of vision whose ruthless ambition will lay the foundations of the most awesome and enduring empire known to humankindA towering saga of great ev. Monthly group read with Historical FictionistasA solid four stars which will probably get bumped up to five once I get a chance to reread this in its entirety rather than listening to the abridged audiobook Don't get me wrong the audiobook is fantastic but abridged shrugs DOS did a fantastic job reading as I knew he would and McCullough's research shines through each of these characters I don't know how much of each character was made up and how much was historical fact aside from Gaius Marius ruling for six unprecedented terms and to be honest I really didn't care because that's how good the story was Excited to reread this and I've already got book two on the shelf at home DAVID OGDEN STIERS READS THE AUDIO HELL YES

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The First Man in RomeEnts and mortal frailties it is peopled with a vast and vivid cast of unforgettable men and women soldiers and senators mistresses and wives kings and commoners combined in a richly embroidered human tapestry to bring a remarkable era to bold and breathtaking lif. a larger than life fascinating novelHalfway through this book I found myself with eyes full of dark circles That's when I realized that I haven't had a full night's sleep since picking up this novel Which in turn made me wonder at my reluctance towards reading another Colleen McCullough book my previous book by her was unfortunately less than memorable Suffice to say after reading The First Man in Rome I am now than willing to eat my words and bow at the brilliance of McCullough's writingIn an attempt to be objective though not every part of this story was that engrossing Some accounts of warfare or political intrigues were too protracted that I just had to skim through it And the latter part about Saturninus' and Glaucia's machinations just felt like a last ditch effort by the author to maintain the drama right up to the end Rome with Marius at the helm of power proved the most riveting part of the bookOther than that I have only good things to say about this novel The depiction of the Roman Republic was so vivid and gripping The people their stories and the interactions among them were so relatable they can be material for today's soap operas from the live organism that is the Senate with all its peculiarities to the women behind the men and even the State's enemies – every character of note was given life under the author's succinct prose and witty dialogues I don't know how she did it but this gargantuan scope of a lifelike historical fiction is a guaranteed page tuner

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The First Man in Rome Free download ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ From the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds comes a masterpiece of historical fiction that is fascinating moving and gloriously heroic The reader is swept into the whirlpool of pageantry passion splendor chaos and earth shattering upheaval that was ancienFrom the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds comes a masterpiece of historical fiction that is fascinating moving and gloriously heroic The reader is swept into the whirlpool of pageantry passion splendor chaos and earth shattering upheaval that was ancient Rom. This is one hell of a monster of a book Not only because of the page count which is over 800 pages but because of the sheer volume of information that you’re provided with Even though I was thoroughly interested by the subject matter it did get to be a bit overwhelming at times because of the amount of names and storylines It was a bit difficult to keep track of sometimes But I did thoroughly enjoy it despite that I just needed to put it down sometimes and let my brain absorb What I enjoyed most was how historically accurate the story was the author put in an incredible amount of research and it really shows