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Excellent narrative about 2 very different cultures at war. Combat very descriptive. Made me more aware of the challenges our troops are facing in Afghanistan at present. Glad to see not overly melodramatic.
I never made it through CD 1, let alone all 5. The narrator was good, but the story is very graphically gory. I was revulsed at some point during CD 1, and gave up.
If you enjoy historical fiction this is a must. The author's ability to convey the culture of the time through a compelling story line makes this both fascinating and educational. It will leave you with greater insight into the challenges of today.
This is the second Steven Pressfield book I’ve listened to and both have been fantastic! This book is about Alexander the Great’s difficult war in Afghanistan where his troops encountered a new kind of warfare and got bogged down for three years before claiming victory. The story does not follow Alexander the Great closely but rather follows a young soldier who joins the army as a new recruit in Macedonia and is introduced into military life, guerilla warfare and Afghan tribal customs. It’s a riveting story that belongs under the category of Historical Fiction. Pressfield uses the same narrator for both these audio books and he’s one of the best narrator’s I’ve encountered. If you like this one then I highly recommend you check out Pressfield’s other book entitled “The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great”. It focuses specifically on Alexander the Great and is equally riveting.
This is not about the current war in Afghanistan. Rather it covers the grunts view of a guerilla war fought in Afghanistan by Alexander the Great. Except for the weapons and technology I have no doubt that little has changed. This is a historical novel well researched and provides a rich background to clan type cultures which have changed little since the times of Alexander. Pressfield has done a great job again...
Steven Pressfield has been an enthusiastic golfer since the age of ten. He is the author of the novel "Gates of Fire" and a well-known screenwriter whose screenplays include "Above the Law" and "Freejack." He lives in the Los Angeles area.