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  • Gates of Fire

  • An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,527
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,281
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,290

Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in 480 BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae. There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to hold back the invading Persian millions. The time they bought enabled the Greeks to rally - saving, according to ancient historian Herodotus, “Western democracy and freedom from perishing in the cradle.” How did the Spartans accomplish this superhuman feat? This is what the King of Persia hopes to learn from the sole Spartan survivor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Story is good The Narrator is Great

  • By Richard on 02-27-12

Epic and emotional

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-16

An epic story of the lives of the famed Spartan warriors, culminating in the stand at Thermopylae. Very philosophical and emotional. The battle scenes are gory and graphic, but the most visceral and real you will ever find.

  • Up Country

  • By: Nelson DeMille
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,736
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,497
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,490

In the latest from Nelson DeMille (author of The Lion's Game), Paul Brenner is called out of CID retirement to investigate the murder 30 years ago of an army lieutenant in Vietnam. Brenner's trip up country, with a beautiful American expatriate for company, will lead him to uncover an explosive, long-buried secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing

  • By Graham S. Stafford on 08-26-08

great reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-16

one of my favorite books about a nostalgia trip to Vietnam. this book is about an old veteran coming to terms with his war after 30 years. I really enjoyed the reading by Scott Brick, really nailed the main character and had just enough inflection in his voice to differentiate between characters.

  • Last of the Amazons

  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Christine McMurdo Wallis, Alyssa Brensnahan, George Guidall
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 92

Steven Pressfield is the internationally best-selling author of Gates of Fire and Tides of War. An epic of love and war, Last of the Amazons is a gripping, imaginative novel of the ancient world filled with Pressfield’s trademark extraordinary attention to detail. In the time before Homer, the legendary Theseus, king of Athens, journeys to the nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called Amazons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Truly spellbinding

  • By Lea D. Rumbolo on 09-21-15

My favorite book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-16

I discovered this book by chance at the library. I couldn't get enough of the story, the characters, the action, the tragedy, the love. I borrowed it over and over, skipping to my favorite passages. I finally bought a copy and have read it dozens of times. The audible version is fantastic, having several narrators helps when the POV changes, and they tell the story with real emotion.

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