Beric The Briton
A Story of the Roman Invasion (A. D. 62)
G. A. Henty on audiobook, read aloud by Jim Hodges
Many have declared this the most fascinating Henty story ever written, and narrator Jim Hodges skillfully reads it aloud on this Mp3 Audio CD.
The invasion of Britain by the Roman legionaries is the setting for this story. Beric, a boy-chief of a British tribe, takes a prominent part in the insurrection against Rome under Boadicea. These efforts are useless against the might Roman army.
For a short time, Beric and his companions continue the fight but are ultimately defeated and taken prisoners to Rome. Through the eyes of Beric, the reader will learn of life in Rome, the gladatorial schools, the great fire and life in Nero’s court. This classic work of Henty’s masterful pen sheds much light upon an era much neglected in history studies today.
About G. A. Henty
George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend an hour or two telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks to finish! A friend was present one day and, watching the spell-bound reaction of his children, suggested that Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did and, as the saying goes, the rest is history! Henty wrote 144 books as well as numerous stories for magazines and became known as “The Prince of Story-Tellers” and “The Boy’s Own Historian.” One of Mr. Henty’s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study, dictating stories as fast as the secretary could write them down!