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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (385 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: Toby Leonard Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Author of numerous New York Times bestsellers—including the epic chronicle of the Battle of Thermopylae, Gates of Fire—Steven Pressfield delivers novels of unmatched historical accuracy. In The Profession, Pressfield taps his considerable well of military knowledge to craft a piece of speculative fiction set in 2032. With corporate and private powers wielding their own military forces, an exiled American general plans to return to the US and claim the presidency for his own. Only his closest confidant stands any chance of defeating him.

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  • The Profession is a compelling mix of modern weaponry, modern communications, modern politics and the warrior’s ancient ethos of honor and loyalty. It moves quickly and with deadly precision…This is the modern world taken to its logical and frightening extreme.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Pressfield’s military thriller stands out from the crowd by speculating on what the next generation of warfare will be like and then dropping the reader right into the action. Clancy fans should give this a shot.”


  • “Pressfield imagines a world in which private military forces have all the power…When the commander of the largest force around decides to take control of the United states, his top commando—Gilbert ‘Gent’ Gentilhomme—opts to wipe out his commander. Pressfield dominates the military thriller genre, and his works are realistic enough that military colleges like West Point assign them.”

    Library Journal

  • “Pressfield’s impressive research shows throughout this novel…a book that paints an all-too-plausible future in which American outsources its dirtiest jobs.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Steve Crane | 2/16/2014

    " After thoroughly enjoying the author's earlier book, Killing Rommel, I was looking forward to this one but didn't enjoy this one as much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Debra Raupe | 2/14/2014

    " I got the book arrived because I won! Not yet i read but i will read. Thanks you! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Heidi | 2/9/2014

    " So I had a really hard time finishing this book. The writing was very amateur because there were more and, its and buts than actually words. I had a hard reading the book because I couldn't ever figure out who was talking. It always seemed like the same person was talking and answering with out anyone else in the room. We call those people crazy and I would never hand than a gun. I think it was a good start but needs a lot of work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by E.S. | 2/6/2014

    " Though advertised as a thriller, I consider this book a cautionary tale and will take it a step farther, and this step raises Mr. Pressfield's new book above others in this genre. The Profession is a visionary tale that begins to unveil the stark political realities -- international and domestic -- that our future may hold. "

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