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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (255 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Unsworth Narrator: Andrew Sach Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A thoroughly modern tale of politics, spin-doctoring, and media manipulation. As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman - blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon's beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretences, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way. But can a father really go to these lengths to secure political victory? And can a daughter willingly give up her life for the worldly ambitions of her father?

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Leigh | 10/17/2013

    " About the weeks before the Greeks sail for Troy and the sacrifice of Iphigeneia. Well-imagined, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristina | 10/13/2013

    " not a great book, but a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abby | 10/8/2013

    " I am much too much of a Homeric purist to really love this, but I didn't completely hate it either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by janis | 6/6/2013

    " fascinating re-telling of the Iliad. "

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Author Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth (1930–2012) was a British novelist who wrote historical fiction. He won the Booker Prize with Sacred Hunger and was shortlisted for Pascali’s Island and Morality Play. He published seventeen novels to critical acclaim.