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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,021 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: Various Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781461811879
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Steven Pressfield is the internationally best-selling author of Gates of Fire and Tides of War. An epic of love and war, Last of the Amazons is a gripping, imaginative novel of the ancient world filled with Pressfield's trademark extraordinary attention to detail. In the time before Homer, the legendary Theseus, king of Athens, journeys to the nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called Amazons. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steve | 2/15/2014

    " Not up to par with Pressfield's other books that I enjoyed so much. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom | 2/14/2014

    " I couldn't finish it. This book took almost 100 pages for me to even start being somewhat interested. I held on for another 100 pages before I gave up. The author tries to create this Amazonian culture from nothing and unfortnately it falls flat. Whenever a book has to spend so mauch time defining all the new words that are being introduced I get tired-head real quick. This book was full of new words, infact, the Amazons have at least 2 words for everything including themselves and their horses. This tends to slow down the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andre | 2/11/2014

    " An excellent book. I wouldn't have read this had it not been written by Steven Pressfield. He scored another hit with me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 2/11/2014

    " Good, but so much detail that it's a very memorable book. This means you can't re-read it very often, so it gets a lower ranking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 2/10/2014

    " The writing isn't the easiest to muddle through, and it takes a while to get really interesting. Having said that, it's pretty decent, just not as good as Gates of Fire or The Afghan Campaign. If you're interested in historical fiction or warfare in that period of time (or Rome: Total War is one of your favorite videogames), and you've already read the other two aforementioned books, then you might as well read this one at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dragana | 2/6/2014

    " Marvelous, shaking story of brave women that defied all the rules of the ancient world. Spartans in a female form, training there entire life and dedicating it to friendship and love, tied with each other for life. Strong enough to match any man, living in a different world with only one rule: to live freely. An epic novel that portraits every days life, battles and relationships of the mysterious people - Amazon women. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 1/20/2014

    " Plutarch reports the legend and Pressfield fleshes out the story. I was distracted a couple of times by seemingly too modern terminology (perhaps this is due to my own ignorance). All in all, I thought it a worthwhile read and if the legend be not true, it should be true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chaizani | 1/3/2014

    " I never expected to find a book written by a modern author that could bring the same excitement as reading Homer's Iliad, but that's exactly how it felt to be reading this superb novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Hiser | 12/14/2013

    " Without a doubt the BEST book I have ever read about AMAZONS!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Nix | 12/5/2013

    " Remarkable, moving, and shockingly violent. Perhaps not for everyone, but if it's your thing, there's nothing like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John At Hella Sound | 8/23/2013

    " I was blown away by Pressfield's writing in Gates of Fire, so I snagged this one (and Tides of War). Well-written (although slightly confusing at times), it was another epic in ancient Greece. The depth of his illustration of "Amazon" life was pretty fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 8/18/2013

    " Eh. He lost me in the author's note when he said he found the physical evidence for his story less compelling than Plutarch. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 8/4/2013

    " READ THIS BOOK! LOVED IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aleka | 6/12/2013

    " A book all women should read so they figure out that the true soul of the female is. All men, for the same reason. Would benefit both genders tremendously! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Eberle | 9/13/2012

    " Well told tale with interesting multiple POVs. Kind of nice to see some badass female characters out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moonglum | 5/14/2012

    " There are some great battles, and I loved the way Amazon culture is imagined. Another thing that was cool about this book is the way it shows you what it might have been like to see the world as one of these ancients. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Luann | 4/29/2012

    " Hated it. I don't say that about many books and it's probably not fair for me to make such a strong statement about a book I didn't finish - didn't even come close. The writing was choppy and confusing and I honestly had no idea what the author was trying to convey. Extremely disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phair | 2/2/2012

    " Found this slow going from the start. Could not "click" with any of the characters; found the violence too graphic- everything was so cold and vicious. Threw in the towel at page 80. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maggie Rodriguez | 1/31/2012

    " not my style I guess. Battle descriptions galore but not much depth to the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stone | 7/21/2011

    " Since not much historical data pertaining to Amazona exists. This book is to look at mostly as fiction. Pressfield is a master story teller building a grand project without a blueprint. Great story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Mcgeshick | 7/14/2011

    " I've read this twice. It is a long read and very interesting. The story line is great! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maggie | 5/8/2011

    " not my style I guess. Battle descriptions galore but not much depth to the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail | 2/2/2011

    " Very interesting look into what Amazon culture could have been like. It gets a bit lengthy, but it is good historical fiction. If you like Greek mythology, it's worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/23/2011

    " I was blown away by Pressfield's writing in Gates of Fire, so I snagged this one (and Tides of War). Well-written (although slightly confusing at times), it was another epic in ancient Greece. The depth of his illustration of "Amazon" life was pretty fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 7/16/2010

    " Without a doubt the BEST book I have ever read about AMAZONS!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 4/24/2010

    " Eh. He lost me in the author's note when he said he found the physical evidence for his story less compelling than Plutarch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 12/6/2009

    " Very good, I enjoyed it and will be looking to get all the books in this series... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 7/11/2009

    " Plutarch reports the legend and Pressfield fleshes out the story. I was distracted a couple of times by seemingly too modern terminology (perhaps this is due to my own ignorance). All in all, I thought it a worthwhile read and if the legend be not true, it should be true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al | 12/21/2008

    " Another excellent work by Pressfield detailing the lives of the mythical Amazons and the last of their kind before their demise before the gates of Athens. "

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About the Author
Author Steven PressfieldPressfield's first job when he moved to New York City was as a $150-a-week copy writer for Benton & Bowles. One day while rewriting the just-add-water text for the back label off Gravy Train dog food he asked himself, 'Shouldn't I be doing something a little more worthwhile?' He decided to quit and write a novel. Eight novels, many bestsellers and 34 screenplays later, you've found this book. Find the rest of them at http://www.stevenpressfield.com/books/