The Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden audiobook

The Gates of Athens

By Conn Iggulden
Read by George Blaggen

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781643136660
14.08 Hours 1
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    Available on 01/05/2021

    ISBN: 9781705011812

Evoking two of the most famous battles of the Ancient Worldthe Battle of Marathon and the Last Stand at ThermopylaeThe Gates of Athens is a bravura piece of storytelling by a well acclaimed master of the historical adventure novel. In the new epic historical novel by New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden, in ancient Greece an army of slaves gathers on the plains of Marathon... Under Darius the Great, King of Kings, the mighty Persian armyswollen by 10,000 warriors known as The Immortalshave come to subjugate the Greeks. In their path, vastly outnumbered, stands an army of freeborn Athenians. Among them is a clever, fearsome, and cunning soldier-statesman, Xanthippus. Against all odds, the Athenians emerge victorious. Yet people soon forget that freedom is bought with blood. Ten years later, Xanthippus watches helplessly as Athens succumbs to the bitter politics of factionalism. Traitors and exiles abound. Trust is at a low ebb when the Persians cross the Hellespont in ever greater numbers in their second attempt to raze Athens to the ground. Facing overwhelming forces by land and sea, the Athenians call on their Spartan allies for assistanceto delay the Persians at the treacherous pass of Thermopylae...

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Evoking two of the most famous battles of the Ancient Worldthe Battle of Marathon and the Last Stand at ThermopylaeThe Gates of Athens is a bravura piece of storytelling by a well acclaimed master of the historical adventure novel. In the new epic historical novel by New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden, in ancient Greece an army of slaves gathers on the plains of Marathon... Under Darius the Great, King of Kings, the mighty Persian armyswollen by 10,000 warriors known as The Immortalshave come to subjugate the Greeks. In their path, vastly outnumbered, stands an army of freeborn Athenians. Among them is a clever, fearsome, and cunning soldier-statesman, Xanthippus. Against all odds, the Athenians emerge victorious. Yet people soon forget that freedom is bought with blood. Ten years later, Xanthippus watches helplessly as Athens succumbs to the bitter politics of factionalism. Traitors and exiles abound. Trust is at a low ebb when the Persians cross the Hellespont in ever greater numbers in their second attempt to raze Athens to the ground. Facing overwhelming forces by land and sea, the Athenians call on their Spartan allies for assistanceto delay the Persians at the treacherous pass of Thermopylae...

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Author Bio: Conn Iggulden

Author Bio: Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is the acclaimed author of the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar, and the Conqueror series, which is based on the lives of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai, and Kublai Khan. He is also the coauthor of the bestselling nonfiction work The Dangerous Book for Boys. He lives with his wife and two children in Hertfordshire, England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English