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Hannibal: Clouds of War

Written by: Ben Kane
Narrated by: Michael Praed
Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins

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Publisher's Summary

As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Forgotten Legion series.

213 BC, Syracuse: Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city’s incredible defences, designed by Archimedes, mean that Syracuse will not be taken easily. A veteran of the bitter war since its beginning, Quintus is ready to give his life in the service of the Republic. But dangers face him from within his own ranks as well as from the enemy - who include his former friend, the Carthaginian Hanno.

Hanno has been sent by his general Hannibal to aid Syracuse in its fight against Rome. Pledged to bring death to all Romans, he is diverted from his mission by the discovery of Quintus’ sister Aurelia, a captive within the city.

Two friends on opposing sides. A woman caught between them. They are about to meet in one of the most brutal sieges of all time.Who will survive?

©2014 Ben Kane (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Luis
  • 23-08-15

Great Series

What made the experience of listening to Hannibal: Clouds of War the most enjoyable?

The story was good and the reader was very engaging.

What other book might you compare Hannibal: Clouds of War to and why?

Others by Ben Kane, very dinamic.

Any additional comments?

I loved the whole series, the ending point was not the best in my opinion (historically) but it was a good book.

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  • AndyHarney
  • 18-01-15

What a gripping story!

A great story from the first book to this last book, (clouds of war) didn't want them to finish and look forward to the next book. A fantastic historic story and thank you Ben for your hard work and your gift of story telling. Come on Crespo!

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  • sam
  • 03-10-14

An incredible book by and incredible author

Would you listen to Hannibal: Clouds of War again? Why?

This book has so much depth and intimacy, it is more than the classic death and and destruction found lots of historical fiction. This book, the third in the series, forms genuine connections between the lead characters and the reader during their adventures. This really is a book I simply could not put down.

Who was your favorite character and why?

During the series you come across many strong characters, but if I had to pick Corax would be my man. He embodys Rome, he is brutal yet he is kind fair and consistently a character to be admired.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The final chapter. Just wait.

Any additional comments?

Remember this is the third book, and this is not a series you will want to start half way through!

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  • Barbara E. Tippett-gant
  • 06-08-18

after six of his books I'm taking a break!

great story as usual but.....a lot more bad language than his other books I have listened to. Please note this on cover as this was well past my comfort level.

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  • James Wilson
  • 06-06-18

Fallen in love with the Romans all over again.

Amazing balance of plot and historical detail. Bought on a whim I'm now a devotee.

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  • STEPHEN LAMBERT
  • 15-02-18

superbly written and performed

Superbly written and performed. eally enjoyed the series. hoping there will be another one soon

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  • Steve Wyatt
  • 24-02-15

Amazing series

Great story and excellent characters. Full of plot twists and underhanded characters to keep you guessing. Must have series can't wait for the next series from Mr Kane.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-04-19

great listen

loved it! could not stop listening. loved the characters and thier journey can't wait for the next installment

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-19

Epic

The Hannibal series is wonderfully crafted, taking you right into the action. Such an epic time in history! Can't wait to visit this area one day.