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Chris

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  • The Plot to Save Socrates

  • By: Paul Levinson
  • Narrated by: Mark Shanahan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 45

In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future. Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the manuscript, with the help of her classical scholar boyfriend, Max.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not perfect, but enjoyable

  • By Sher on 05-18-07

mediocre writing ruins it

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-19-09

Time travel as a plot device can be tired, but this idea has a bit of originality to it--tied with the history of Greek philosophy. But mediocre writing (not awful but not good) made me bored enough that I haven't even finished it.

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