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Author: Steven Pressfield Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2000 ISBN: 9781436170628
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With his acclaimed bestseller Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield established himself as a powerful new voice in historical fiction. In Tides of War, he returns to ancient Greece for an even more ambitious epic novel that vividly brings to life two of the greatest warring cities in history. Nearly 50 years after Sparta and Athens combined to defeat the Persian empire, tension between the two cities is at a fever pitch. Thus begins the 27-year Peloponnesian War. At the center of the action is Alcibiades, favorite son of Athens due to his physical attractiveness, matchless intelligence, and brilliant leadership. But when Athens turns its back on him, Alcibiades turns to Sparta, and the Athenians dispatch an old friend to assassinate their former hero. Pressfield weaves Homeric passages with gritty battlefield scenes and colorful dialogue, never allowing for a moment’s breath in this action-packed tale. George Guidall’s narration brings this extraordinary war to life, capturing both the poetry and brutality of Pressfield’s remarkable work. Download and start listening now!


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  • “Astounding, historically accurate tale…Pressfield is a master storyteller, especially adept in his graphic and embracing descriptions of the land and naval battles, political intrigues and colorful personalities, which come together in an intense and credible portrait of war-torn Greece.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Pressfield’s attention to historic detail is exquisite…This novel will remain with the reader long after the final chapter is finished.”

    Library Journal

  • “Pressfield’s battlefield scenes rank with the most convincing ever written.”

    USA Today

  • “Pressfield serves up not just hair-raising battle scenes…But many moments of valor and cowardice, lust and bawdy humor…Even more impressively, he delivers a nuanced portrait of ancient Athens.”


  • “Unabashedly brilliant, epic, intelligent, and moving.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of the hugely successful novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons, among others. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Will Smith in 2000. He lives in California.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.