Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Joseph

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Joseph

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Joseph

Chesterfield, VA, USA | Member Since 2002

7
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 1 reviews
  • 1 ratings
  • 434 titles in library
  • 2 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Steven Pressfield
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (271)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (118)

    Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) ascended to the throne of Macedon at the age of 20. He fought his greatest battles, including the conquest of the mighty Persian Empire, before he was 25, and died at the age of 33, still undefeated by any enemy. His reputation as a supreme warrior and leader of men is unsurpassed in the annals of history.

    Bill says: "Excellent"
    "Alexander, approachable"
    Overall

    Thank goodness for Pressfield. "The Virtues Of War" is a wonderful approach to the life of Alexander for those of us who neither wish to trudge through Plutarch nor be satisfied with the trivial and often silly films made about his life and conquests. Pressfield wisely presents this material as a diary of the Macedonian expeditionary campaign - fitting treatment for a man who spent his entire adult life at war. Battle arrays, force dispositions, squabbling generals and the demands of greatness are the nuts and bolts both of Alexander's life and Pressfield's book. The few dramatic liberties taken, all noted at the beginning, do not detract at all from the narrative, and John Lee's reading is a marvel of both energy and pronunciation.

    I highly recommend "The Virtues Of War" to anyone seeking a deeper understand of the ancient world and the enigmatic character of Alexander the Great.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.