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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,321 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: James Langton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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2,300 years ago an unbeaten army of the West invaded the homeland of a fierce Eastern tribal foe. This is one soldier’s story…

The bestselling novelist of ancient warfare returns with a riveting historical novel that recreates Alexander the Great’s invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 BC.

In a story that might have been ripped from today’s combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend their homeland. Narrated by an infantryman in Alexander’s army, The Afghan Campaign explores the challenges, both military and moral, that Alexander and his soldiers face as they embark on a new type of war and are forced to adapt to the methods of a ruthless foe that employs terror and insurgent tactics. An edge-of-your-seat adventure, The Afghan Campaign once again demonstrates Pressfield’s profound understanding of the hopes and desperation of men in battle and of the historical realities that continue to influence our world.

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  • Pressfield has done it again. The Afghan Campaign is yet another gripping historical novel . . . Although set in ancient times, Pressfield’s narration of the Macedonians’ efforts reveals remarkable parallels to later efforts by the Romans, British, Soviets, and Americans . . . an intense, fun, and thought-provoking read. It belongs on your shelf. T. X. Hammes, Marine Corps Gazette
  • Pressfield's scholarly skills are part and parcel of his impressive talent for re-creating the visceral, scalp-carving, lance-in-back horror of ancient battle. USA Today
  • Fasinating . . . As Patrick O'Brien's prose seemed to encapsulate the feel of the Napoleonic-era warship, Pressfield's crisp and eloquent style reconstitutes the ancient battlefield.”

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom | 2/4/2014

    " Alexander's campaign in Afghanistan faces challenges with uncanny similarities to the Russian and American experiences in the 20th and 21st centuries... an easy read and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Milton Soong | 1/30/2014

    " [Audio book] Rousing tale of counter insurgency in Afghanistan (not this current one, but the one Alexander waged). Description of a soldier's life on campaign was well constructed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 1/27/2014

    " Very interesting historical novel. Would make a great read for a high school boy who otherwise doesn't like reading. Despite the war setting and male author, the book has feminist undertones. What I learned from the book is that nothing has changed in Afghanistan in 2300 years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leo Nguyen | 1/7/2014

    " Slow start, but great story once it picks up, and great ending. "

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