Showing posts with label Audible. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Audible. Show all posts

Thursday, August 22, 2019


I'm picking up Audible again. I love the ability to download stuff to my phone for the trip to work and then have my computer be able to pick up where I left off.

Currently, I am listening to the incredible (and long) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon. The voice work by Charlton Griffon is amazing. It clocks in at 126 HOURS so it will be long time before I finish it. I'm using a lot of this background material for my current D&D campaign. It's amazing what you can find out there to spark your creativity.

Go ahead and click the link below to get 2 free book and two Audible Originals. Not only will you get the enjoyment of audio books for less than $20.00 bucks a month, but you'll also be supporting this site.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon.

A couple of months ago, I signed up for Audible. My first order was Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It's 126 hours long. I'd be lying if I said I finished it.

The audio is high quality and Charlton Griffin's narration is excellent. It's hard to believe this book is 200 years old. If you merely want to read this book, it is also available on Gutenberg. This version is also excellent.

One thing that you miss from the Audible version is the maps. Gibbon meanders through history and of course he assumed you'd be holding the book with the maps as you read. I am surprised that Audible provided a PDF for the record, but didn't include the non-copyrighted maps. It is an odd omission. I have pulled the maps from the Gutenberg copy and loaded them here. Perhaps some day I will make a PDF of just the maps for easy printing.

West East
North West of Western Empire

North West of Eastern Empire

North East of Western Empire

North East of Eastern Empire

South West of Western Empire

South West of Eastern Empire

South East of Western Empire

South East of Eastern Empire

The list price attached to the ad is for an purchase outside of your Audible account credit. An Audible account is $14.95 a month, which entitles you to one credit or book per month. Well worth the cost.

Also available for download at Downpour.