Alexander the Great

Read by Lizzie Driver

(4 stars; 524 reviews)

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks.
Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. - Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver (5 hr 57 min)


Alexander's Childhood and Youth 29:20 Read by Lizzie Driver
Beginning of His Reign 29:06 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Reaction 29:30 Read by Lizzie Driver
Crossing the Hellespont 31:55 Read by Lizzie Driver
Campaign in Asia Minor 32:20 Read by Lizzie Driver
Defeat of Darius 26:57 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Siege of Tyre 27:28 Read by Lizzie Driver
Alexander in Egypt 28:11 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Great Victory 30:42 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Death of Darius 29:50 Read by Lizzie Driver
Deterioration of Character 24:24 Read by Lizzie Driver
Alexander's End 36:42 Read by Lizzie Driver


exellent book reader awful

(1 stars)

reader has the most annoying voice she does a strange upward enflexion at end of every sentence followed by a big pause after several words. more singing than reading shame because this book has the makings of something great

(0.5 stars)

The rhyming end of every sentence is very irritating & makes me forget the meaning. Why rhyme at the end of every sentence?

I had an excellent audio book experience!

(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this audio book, I could really visualize the epic battle scenes, especially that description about the phalanx! I agree the reader's continuous inflections on every sentence could get annoying, but I enjoyed her pace and clarity, making it an easy audio book to follow!


(1 stars)

great book , just a pity about narrator adopting a sing song voice, the upward inflection on the last word is really grating on the nerves.The idea that this is the way English people speak is absurd

Lizzie Driver saves the day

(4 stars)

I would marry Lizzie Driver. She's awesome. The book itself is okayish. Too much generalization. More a general history lesson than deep analysis. But that's okay too if that's what your after.

(2 stars)

This is about worst narration I can imagine, not near adequate for such a valuable history. The phrasing does not match the text and the inflection is monotonous and not compatible with the English language.


(0.5 stars)

Didn't know if I was listening to an audio book or a tour guide. I'm sure the book is great, but I can't tolerate the inflections used by the reader.

didn't make it past 2nd chapter

(1 stars)

lovely voice... Annoying narration. the awkward pausing and last word of each and every phrase was too much!