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  • The Sacred Band

  • By: Janet Morris, Chris Morris
  • Narrated by: Christopher Crosby Morris
  • Length: 31 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

In 338 BCE, during the Battle of Chaeronea that results in the massacre of the Sacred Band of Thebes, the legendary Tempus and his stepson cavalry rescue 23 pairs of Theban Sacred Banders, paired lovers and friends, to fight on other days.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Story

  • By Al-Khemet Book Club on 02-02-15

The voice of Gods.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-14

What made the experience of listening to The Sacred Band the most enjoyable?

The story is exceptional. Its both epic and profoundly intimate at once.
Christopher Morris narrates with ease and a believability that carries you well past what even words can tell. You're there.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Sacred Band?

Honestly I love the opening scene. There's so many others though. But mostly its the awe that you're left with when men mingle with gods.

Which scene was your favorite?

First Scene. That moment when history and mythology bleed together. The poetry and melancholy of war. When Tempus the demi-god is brought down low for tampering with the fates of men. What better story is left to come after than redemption. It's the best kind of story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Left me in awe.

Any additional comments?

Love the author. Love the story. Love that I now get to listen to it and fall into it a little bit more as well.

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