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Falcon of Sparta

Narrated by: Pete Bradbury
Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (84 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Conn Iggulden, the best-selling author of the Emperor, Conqueror, and the Wars of the Roses series returns to the ancient world with a ferociously bloody epic....  

In the ancient world, one army was feared above all others.  

It's 401 BC. The Persian King Artaxerxes rules an empire stretching from the Aegean to Northern India. As many as 50 million people are his subjects. His rule is absolute. Though the sons of Sparta are eager to play the game of thrones.... 

Yet battles can be won - or lost - with a single blow. Princes fall. And when the dust of civil war settles, the Spartans are left stranded in the heart of an enemy's empire, without support, without food, and without water.  

Far from home, surrounded by foes, it falls to the young soldier Xenophon to lead the survivors against Artaxerxes' legendary Persian warriors.  

Based on one of history's most epic stories of adventure, The Falcon of Sparta masterfully depicts the ferocity, heroism, and savage bloodshed that was the ancient world.  

©2019 Conn Iggulden (P)2018 Recorded Books

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It was an interesting story but it keeps jumping through characters. In the end you forget how it even started or the random people in between that you thought were important. More character development on a few people would have made it more interesting.

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Get the sample first

I like Conn Iggulden a lot. I've read his series books and found them entertaining and exciting. I bought this Audible book without sampling first, and I regret it. The reader, Pete Bradbury, is so mumble-mouthed and so inconsistent with volume, trailing off at sentence endings, I was quickly frustrated and abandoned the book.

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the story felt so vague.

the narrator is extremely talented but..... the story felt so vague, almost as if disconnected

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booked

Another great from Conn Igguldon. An amazing story brought to life, makes real history come alive.

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