Ancient World
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  • 1
    The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World | Steven Saylor

    The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Stephen Plunkett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (75)
    Story
    (75)

    USA Today hails Steven Saylor as a “modern master of historical fiction.” Rich in intrigue and period detail, his novels set in ancient Rome have garnered acclaim the world over. A prequel to his epic Roma Sub Rosa series, The Seven Wonders follows series star Gordianus the Finder as an 18-year-old traveling the Mediterranean to witness the wonders of that fabled age. At each stop, the young investigator finds a beguiling mystery that pushes his powers of deduction to the limit.

    Interesting History, Not much of a story

    I really wanted to love this book and was hoping it would propel me into the rest of Steven Saylors work b/c this is my first experience with his writ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 10 2012 by Mark (PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States)
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  • 3
    Wrath of the Furies: A Novel of the Ancient World | Steven Saylor

    Wrath of the Furies: A Novel of the Ancient World

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Stephen Plunkett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (21)

    In 88 BC, it seems as if the entire ancient world is at war. In the west, the Italian states are rebelling against Rome; in the east, Mithridates is marching through and conquering the Roman Asian provinces. Even in the relatively calm Alexandria, a coup has brought a new pharaoh to power and chaos to the streets. The young Gordianus is waiting out the chaos in Alexandria with Bethesda when he gets a cryptic message from his former tutor and friend, Antipater.

    Terrible reading hurts the story

    I have been a fan of Steven Saylor for years, and have enjoyed the Gordianus books, but Plunkett's reading is so bad, it has ruined the story. His imp..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2015 by S. Caruso (Elkridge, MD)