I read Antony & Cleopatra and I like it. McCullough made a good narration on the political situation during that period of time (around 40 BC) as well as description on main characters and their political problems.
I agree, she does do that, but to me that was the problem - it felt much more like a narrative than a novel. Mind you, I guess the same could be said of some of the other books in the "Masters of Rome" series. I suppose I just found it lacking in a bit of the zing which such a dramatic tale deserves.