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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Corby Narrator: Erik Davies Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Athenian Mysteries Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781611204650
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Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos, sole investigating agent in Athens. His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him. But when an Athenian official is murdered, Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job. The case takes Nico, with a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy. Beyond that, there are only a few minor problems: He's being chased by brigands who are only waiting for the right price before they kill him. He must meet Themistocles, the military genius who saved Greece during the Persian Wars, and then defected to the hated enemy. And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, ambition, and his own life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Cline | 2/18/2014

    " This is the second in a mystery series set in the world of ancient Greece. The "detective" is Nicolaos, the older brother of 12-year old Socrates. He has helped Pericles before with a mystery and is now asked to solve another murder. In order to do this, he travels to Ionia, a Greek colony on the western edge of modern Turkey. He takes a young female slave with him. She claims to be the daughter of an important man, and indeed, her father is Themistocles, an exiled Greek general, who is ruling over the city of Magnesia for the king of Persia. The plot is pretty complicated (and gruesome in spots) but it all works out in the end. I'm hoping the next one takes place back in Greece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg Wolfson | 12/8/2013

    " Fun mystery series set in Ancient Rome. Light reading, but cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed Howland | 10/9/2013

    " A very fun look at ancient Greece with a mystery thrown in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 5/5/2013

    " Interesting exploration of ancient Greece. Fun. Likeable protagonists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Barger | 3/21/2013

    " Great little book. You must read The Pericles Commission first or you won't understand who the characters are. I enjoyed it and learned a bit more about Ancient Greece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/19/2013

    " This was a fun book to read. There was a good mix of humor and adventure making for an enjoyable read. I especially enjoyed the use of the time period and setting for the story and hope to see more of the same in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karlin | 12/10/2012

    " A mystery set in ancient Greece but with a fun twist. Imagine what ancient Greece was like for an average gumshoe trying to crack his first big case. Cute little caper "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 5/25/2012

    " Great series! I love the historical notes at the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 3/26/2012

    " A fun, historical romp! I enjoyed the blend of real characters and events (historical notes at the end) with fictional counterparts. This series continues to appeal, and I look forward to the next one in 2013. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/24/2011

    " good and funny mystery set in 450 BC greece "

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About the Author
Author Gary Corby

Gary Corby has long been fascinated by ancient history, finding it more exciting and bizarre than any modern thriller. He’s combined the ancient world with his love of whodunits, to create an historical mystery series set in classical Greece. Corbylives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two daughters. He blogs at A Dead Man Fell from the Sky, on all things ancient, Athenian, and mysterious.

About the Narrator

Erik Davies is an accomplished audiobook narrator and voice-over actor. His stage credits include G.R. Point, Unpublished Letters, and Flats Fixed. Some of his television and film appearances include ER, Third Watch, and a starring role in the hit indie comedy High Society: A Pot Boiler. His audiobook narration has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.