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  • 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

Love and War (lots of descriptions of war)

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-14-14

What did you like best about Last of the Amazons? What did you like least?

I enjoyed learning about the lives of the Amazons and how their lives differed from that of the Athenians. I disliked the way the story ended in such a tidy, sentimental way. The one daughter of the Amazons has to be its champion. The story would have been fine without it. Also, by beginning the story several years after the war, it spoils the fact that the Amazons lose. Or maybe the title does that already.

Would you be willing to try another book from Steven Pressfield? Why or why not?

Yes, Last of the Amazons was entertaining enough. I wouldn't mind reading another book.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Selene was my favorite character. Sincere and stoic, she tells how she violated the rules of her society, gave up her freedom, and saved what was left of the Amazons.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Often the movie made from a book is very different from its source material. There is no guarantee that it will be a good movie or true to the book. And these two maybe mutually exclusive. Generally I like to watch a movie first than read the book. If you fall in love with the book, the movie will never live up to it. If you see a movie and love it, there is still a chance you will love the book.

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