It's tempting to view the Greek historian Xenophon as a fifth-century Hemingway - a one-time student and friend of Socrates, he left Athens to sign on as a mercenary for Cyrus of Persia, and went on to write a famous, no-frills account of that mission that has endured for centuries. That book, The Anabasis, or "The Upward March" is featured in Stories of Xenophon. Whether you're looking for military history, a window into the character of one of the world's great civilizations, or a rip-roaring adventure story, Xenophon has a story to tell you. This audiobook, narrated with a gravelly vigor by hall-of-fame narrator Nelson Rungren, is essentially the pocket Xenophon, and makes for a perfect companion to a literate traveler's leisurely weekend "upward drive".
A great way to access an essential classic without the pain. The historical notes are excellent for context and the reader reads the elegant translation beret well. Must read for the serious history buff.