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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


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Reviewed: 09-06-14

Where does The Sacred Band rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is my favorite. I have already reviewed this classic novel for Black Gate Magazine, Amazon and GoodReads. Chris Morris delivers a well-paced and thoughtful reading that gives one the sense of story, the aura of the novel, and does not leave you wondering or confused. His voice, his delivery are perfectly suited to this complex story, and he captures the voices of each character is fine and dramatic form. Bravo!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hard to choose among a cast of such strong and memorable characters: Niko for his humanity and tribulations; Randal for his human frailties and abilities; Ischade and most especially, Shamshi, the villain who elicits such pity.

Which scene was your favorite?

Among many memorable scenes, the one that hit me the hardest is the poignancy and power, the sadness and necessity of the final battle, where the fates of Askelon and Shamshi are revealed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I had to listen to it over a 3-day period, due to my personal schedule.

Any additional comments?

Now that you've listened to the audiobook, go out and read the novel. Go out and read every Sacred Band novel, listen to every Sacred Band audiobook you can get your hands on. Long life, to you, and everlasting glory!

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