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3.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 53.87 out of 5 3.87 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven Saylor Narrator: Stephen Plunkett Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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USA Today hails Steven Saylor as a modern master of historical fiction. Rich in intrigue and period detail, his novels set in ancient Rome have garnered acclaim the world over.

A prequel to his epic Roma Sub Rosa series, The Seven Wonders follows series star Gordianus the Finder as an 18-year-old traveling the Mediterranean to witness the wonders of that fabled age. At each stop, the young investigator finds a beguiling mystery that pushes his powers of deduction to the limit.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/18/2014

    " Excellent - it was just like being there with my friend Gordianus! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Theiss | 2/8/2014

    " The Seven Wonders is the prequel to Stephen Sayler's novels of Rome and, like all of them, is rich in ancient Roman cultural and political detail. It is fabulous vacation reading for the Romanly inclined. We meet Gordianus as an 18-year-old who sets off with his elderly Greek tutor Antipater, for a tour of the seven wonders of the world. As often happens in books, Gordianus is faced with a series of murders along the wAy, each of which requires his unique blend of cleverness and craft to resolve. The plots are interesting but the best of these books is always Gordianus' musings on ancient civilizations. The only bad part is when the book is over because now I have to wait for Saylor to write another one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia8274 | 1/27/2014

    " This was a great read! Now I am passing this on :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alberto Martín de hijas | 1/9/2014

    " A welcome change of setting in this veteran series takes Gordianus around the ancient world. The locations are interesting and appealing and the separate stories are quite good, but the metaplot is somewhat weak and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catarina | 12/28/2013

    " Again the adventures of Gordiano captivate the readers attention and the description of his journeys through the Seven Wonders are splendid. The end of the book is very interesting and unexpected :-). I strongly advise this book and if you have followed other books over Gordiano this will not disappoint you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/27/2013

    " series of individual mysteries tied loosely together "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mysteryfan | 12/21/2013

    " A collection of short stories featuring Gordianus the Finder at the very beginning of his career. Each story features one of the Seven Wonders of the World. I learned quite a bit about them and the stories were very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/2/2013

    " Another book that "hides" background as dialog or teaching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Duncan | 11/21/2013

    " Another well researched book by Saylor. I found it rather too disjointed, perhaps because each story has been published in a magazine already. The action flowed too easily from wonder to wonder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dustin | 10/22/2013

    " A fun book that tells the story of Gordianus the Finder's voyage to see the Seven Wonders when he was young. Of course at each Wonder, Gordianus is confronted with a mystery to solve. But the book is really more about the settings of each of the Wonders. Lots to learn about there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/22/2013

    " Gordonius the Finder is one of my favorite characters of the past two decades and this collection of stories from his youth is a delight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob Preece | 2/16/2013

    " I really enjoyed this voyage through the ancient world to the seven wonders. Saylor's descriptions of the wonders, especially the statue of zeus and the pharos, were moving. The adventure was nice and the setting, in the late Roman Republic is a fascinating time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara Turner | 10/21/2012

    " Another fantastic novel following the adventures of Gordianus. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 8/16/2012

    " I loved the series, so I was excited to see this. I enjoyed it at first, but then grew disappointed as each section seemed to follow the same formula, only without the skill. I grew tired of the random trysts which added nothing to the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gunnar | 8/4/2012

    " Upgraded the rating to six stars. The Final part of the book was exceptionel. "

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About the Author
Author Steven Saylor

Steven Saylor is a freelance writer, editor, and the author of novels set in ancient Rome. He studied history at the University of Texas at Austin. Saylor’s writing has appeared in the Threepenny Review, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. He lives in Berkeley, California, and Austin, Texas.