• Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders, Book 1: Romans

  • By: Tony Robinson
  • Narrated by: Tony Robinson
  • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The first in a fantastic new history series from the acclaimed Tony Robinson. Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining and gory bits about the Romans! It's history, but not as we know it!

Find out everything you ever needed to know in this brilliant, action-packed, fact-filled book including:

  • How to keep the gods happy
  • Why you should never ignore an omen
  • How to defeat an army who are riding elephants, and
  • How to spot a barbarian.

©2012 Tony Robinson (P)2012 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Quick and Interesting

Although ment for kids, it's still entertaining and informative for adults. I also buy all his books in paperback.

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Fun history!

This, like the other titles in the series, is a fun romp through a bit of history. Even though it is targeted at school aged children, there is plenty for an adult like me to appreciate. I highly recommend it!

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9 year old loves Tony Robinson's books

My son loves these little books. It's too bad they aren't longer. Robinson does a good job of giving an overview of the subject of the book, and making it interesting with funny voices, sound effects, and little tidbits that delve in a little bit deeper (interesting quotes, etc.).

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  • Patricia
  • 11-15-13

a good account

Would you consider the audio edition of Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders, Book 1: Romans to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version, due to sight problems.

What other book might you compare Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders, Book 1: Romans to, and why?

not sure, as this is the first one I have listened to,on audio.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

in a nutshell all of it.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

robinson's roman wars

Any additional comments?

I found this most interesting, and funny in parts. tony's weird romans is a lot like some of his short tv programme's good fun, with facts.

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  • Mrs S.
  • 10-30-20

I could not play it

I brought it and it wouldn’t let me play it!!!!!!!!!
I was very disappointed ☹️ It was very poor service🙁

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  • CB
  • 12-26-19

My sons love this

Tony keeps the kids engaged whilst providing them with lots of fun and interesting facts.

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  • Russell North
  • 11-14-18

brilliant!😊🤣😅

it's like all the other Tony Robinson's books the best but let's find what you think 😎😎😎

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-24-20

Best audio book ever

So good I would listen to this every day if I could so good yay