Sacred Games : Athenian Mysteries

  • by Gary Corby
  • Narrated by Erik Davies
  • Series: Athenian Mysteries
  • 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a competitor in the pankration, the deadly martial art of ancient Greece. Timo is the hot favorite to win. His only serious rival is Parmonos, from Sparta. When Parmonos is found beaten to death, it is obvious Timodemus must be the killer. The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time. Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other's throats. If an Athenian is found to have cheated by murdering a Spartan, it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war. Nico and his partner in sleuthing, Diotima, have four days to save their friend and avert a war.

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What the Critics Say

"[Corby's] best thus far... Corby integrates the political intrigue of the day with fair-play plotting and welcome doses of humor. Fans of Steven Saylor's Gordianus novels will be enthralled." (Publishers Weekly)

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DON'T BOTHER!!

Imagine this .....
New York , the Bronx in the 1950's
The gang on the corner are trying to read a book on Ancient Greece .
It has all the authenticity of a bunch of plastic flowers .
I had to give up and delete it, a real joke ,
A New Yoik accent trying to set the scene in Ancient Greece, the voice characterisation something akin to Rocky Balboa .
Maybe he should stick to what the yanks are good at, herpes , hot dogs and friendly fire .
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- Mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-05-2013
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC