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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (352 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Dietrich Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ethan Gage Adventures Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780061953590
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“William Dietrich is a born stylist, moving characters around on an historical chessboard with the assured hand of a master novelist firing on all cylinders. Ethan Gage is a wiry, battle-scarred hero, with great decency, who rings absolutely true.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

“William Dietrich...should be read by anyone who loves adventure at its grandest, or humor both smart and sharp, or romance with a wild heart.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Colony

New York Times bestselling author William Dietrich is back with another rollicking adventure in the popular Ethan Gage series, following Napoleon’s Pyramids, The Rosetta Key, and The Dakota Cypher. From the man Library Journal calls “a leader among historical novelists” comes a grand adventure, featuring a hero as memorable as Indiana Jones or George MacDonald Fraser’s Sir Harry Flashman.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As satisfying as an Indiana Jones film and offers enough historical knowledge to render the reader a fascinating raconteur on the topics of ancient Egypt and Napoleon Bonaparte.”

    USA Today

  • “The latest irresistible romp starring Napoleonic-era ne’er-do-well, adventurer, and ladies’ man Ethan Gage, who this time out-swashbuckles pirates.”

    Seattle Times

  • “Wonderful.”

    Contra Costa Times

  • “A heart-stomping pulpy yarn, Gage’s narrow escapes, hardboiled banter, and unexpected surprises ensure Dietrich’s imaginative page-turner will enjoy a long and lively run.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mystery and nonstop adventure combine in an excellent novel that has the over-the-top historical fantasy of Clive Cussler and the humor of the Flashman series, only more sophisticated. Dietrich, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and historian, accurately depicts history and its settings. The characters are vivid and wonderful…Thrilling.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • A Seattle Times Best Book for Crime Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 2/17/2014

    " This series started with great promise but has devolved, tragically like so many series, into a cookie cutter formula. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad - but it was predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 2/14/2014

    " not as good as the first three in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Schwan | 1/27/2014

    " By far the best book in the series. In this adventure Ethan Gage is joined by Robert Fulton (steamship inventor) and two other Savants in a search for Archimedes secret light weapon. Overall this story was less fantastic then the previous books. Most of what happens could actually happen in real life. The same bad guys are still around, the Egyptian Rite of Freemasonry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robs | 1/25/2014

    " Great series, hope he write more... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charmaine | 1/10/2014

    " Number 4 in the Ethan Gage series, this book was suspenseful and fun enough that I am looking forward to thenext one, due out later this year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/10/2014

    " Exciting in places as Dietrich's books usually are, this third volume was a bit too much to believe. Still enjoyable but I think the second volume was the best of this set. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Foggygirl | 12/20/2013

    " An entertaining read. Gage's interactions with his son are especially cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan B | 12/14/2013

    " Nice twist on the whole pirate thing. really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zachary Krug | 11/17/2013

    " sort of a poor (american) man's version of flashman "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Klein | 10/16/2013

    " Better than the last one in the series. Quick reading and extremely lightweight but fun in any case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/28/2013

    " Lots of fun, swashbuckling is the correct word for this book. The Ethan Gage series is well done, covers some interesting historical events, and is just enjoyable. Hope he writes more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corrie | 4/16/2013

    " 3-1/2 stars. Loved the first part of this book. The dialogue between Gage and the savants made me laugh out loud several times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Donhiser | 1/9/2013

    " First exposure to William Dietrich, looking forward to the other 3 Ethan Gage books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 10/14/2012

    " This is the first Ethan Gage book I've read and I wish I had read the others first. I will go back and read them but some of the surprise is lost now that I know what happened to a lot of the characters in earlier books. I did enjoy this book although it is pretty light. The one liners are fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monty | 5/21/2012

    " This is the fourth in a series that appears to be ongoing. It is fun to read this tongue in cheek historical novel (about 7% history and the rest fiction). This book wasn't as gripping as the previous three until the action began toward the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nifer | 10/8/2011

    " It was recommended to me by an author I enjoy - but I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suz | 8/5/2011

    " Another good book in the Ethan Gage series! Lots of action, great characters and drama right to the end! I would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raully | 6/30/2011

    " I love this series of historical action paperbacks, but with this one Dietrich seems to be losing his steam a bit - as if his heart were no longer into his moneymaker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cdjude | 1/30/2011

    " I didn't know this was the fourth book in the series when I started it. I am now going back and reading the series in order. funny, adventourous and historically relevant--it not totally accurate. Great fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Marshall | 1/1/2011

    " I tried to get into this one, but you almost need a thesaurus to understand what's going on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robs | 12/16/2010

    " Great series, hope he write more... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zachary | 10/14/2010

    " sort of a poor (american) man's version of flashman "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suz | 9/17/2010

    " Another good book in the Ethan Gage series! Lots of action, great characters and drama right to the end! I would recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nifer | 9/15/2010

    " It was recommended to me by an author I enjoy - but I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corrie | 7/25/2010

    " 3-1/2 stars. Loved the first part of this book. The dialogue between Gage and the savants made me laugh out loud several times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monty | 7/1/2010

    " This is the fourth in a series that appears to be ongoing. It is fun to read this tongue in cheek historical novel (about 7% history and the rest fiction). This book wasn't as gripping as the previous three until the action began toward the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raully | 5/9/2010

    " I love this series of historical action paperbacks, but with this one Dietrich seems to be losing his steam a bit - as if his heart were no longer into his moneymaker. "

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About the Author
Author William Dietrich

William Dietrich is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, historian, and naturalist, as well as the author of numerous novels, including the Ethan Gage adventures, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. He is a winner of the PNBA Award for nonfiction and lives in Washington State.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.