Library Ed. Books on Tape 2006
CD ISBN 9781415931974 $99.00 Eight CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Noted scholar Steven Pressfield's novel re-creates Alexander the Great's invasion of Afghanistan in 330 B.C. Remarkably, the story could have been set in contemporary times with very minor factual changes. Reading historical fiction can be difficult, particularly when events were to have occurred two thousand years ago. Narrator John Lee overcomes this impediment with ease, reading at a steady pace in a tone that allows listeners to absorb the plot while immersing themselves in Pressfield's well-drawn characters. In particular, Lee brings out the emotional struggles that confront Matthias, the book's narrator, as he comes of age while attempting to cope with the military and ethical challenges he faces. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 07]
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