Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae Audiobook

Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, by Steven Pressfield
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Thousands of years ago, Herodotus and Plutarch immortalized Spartan society in their histories. But today, little is left of the ancient city or the social structure of this momentous culture. One of the few antiquarian marks of the civilization that has survived lies scores of miles away from Sparta, at a narrow Greek mountain pass called Thermopylae. It was here that 300 of Sparta's finest warriors held back the invading millions of the Persian empire and valiantly gave their lives in the selfless service of democracy and freedom. A simple engraved stone marks their burial ground.

Inspired by this stone and intrigued by the lore of Sparta, author Steven Pressfield has brilliantly combined scholarship with storytelling. Narrated by the sole survivor of the epic battle, a squire in the Spartan heavy infantry, Gates of Fire is a mesmerizing depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity. Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary tale that brings the Homeric tradition into the 21st century.

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Author Steven PressfieldIf you're looking for a great Fiction listen, then you've come to the right place. Steven Pressfield is a preferred author of Fiction, Self Development and Mysteries & Thrillers books, including our bestselling titles The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle, Do the Work and Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae, read by the popular narrators George Guidall and Steven Pressfield. Of all 14 audiobooks in our collection from Pressfield, the Unabridged version of The Legend of Bagger Vance is the most recent title to be added to our site. The first book added to our catalog in 2000 was Tides of War, an instant classic from this author. Combined, all 14 audiobooks in our catalog provide over 109 hours of listening from Pressfield. Born on September 1, 1943 in Trinidad, readers will certainly enjoy this one-of-a-kind Fiction author. To find other books you may enjoy, visit Steven Pressfield's page: Steven Pressfield.