“The Histories” by Tacitus. Read by James Adams.

It is presumptive and ridiculous to comment on the text, since there is no way to validate its truth. True or not, however, this work is a vital component for knowing what we know about the fall of Nero and what came after in the Roman Empire.

Still, the production here left much to be desired. The reader was okay but had some weird pronunciations of commonly known names and words. If forced to describe it in one word, ‘workmanlike’ would be the best one. Still, it’s essential listening for anyone wanting to understand the Rise of the Roman Empire. Grade: A.