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The New Achilles

Auteur(s): Christian Cameron
Narrateur(s): John Telfer
Durée: 15 h et 48 min
4,8 out of 5 stars (5 évaluations)

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Meet the greatest Greek general you've never heard of: Philopoemen. In his day, a leader as skilled and as dangerous as Hannibal: a ferocious fighter, a superb general, and credited as the inventor of modern 'special operations'. More importantly, he was a brilliant political leader.   

He commanded Greek forces at the turn of the third century BC, when mighty Rome, fresh from the destruction of Carthage, and Imperial Macedon, the greatest power of the day, chose Greece as their battlefield. In a world of rival empires, slave-taking cartels, piracy, terrorism and failed states, will Philopoemen be able to hold anything together?

©2019 Christian Cameron (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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A very enjoyable read

Cameron delivers another satisfying read, this time from the perspective of a fighting doctor. the unique main character lends a fascinating look at the Macedonian world.

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superb

Truly excellent. A real immersion of life and morality in ancient Greece. An inspirational tale of the pure desire to heal and build, and the challenges in a violent world.

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  • Brother Adrian
  • 2019-06-11

Did not live up to its potential

I had to up the playback speed to 1.7 halfway through to get through it. This book had potential to be a very good read, but it failed to realize that potential, sadly. The battle scenes seemed to be regurgitations of the one before. The romance plotlines seemed stilted. Character development was not bad, but not great. I could not finish the last 2 books by this author and this third time was not really enough of a charm to entice me to try again with Cameron, at least not for a good long while. I like to get seriously involved in good historical fiction and this novel just didn't engage me. Too bad because I like the time period. Also I get weary of these historical "superhero" narratives, especially when the superhero is...... well......too much homo superior and too little homo sapien. The narrator was quite good -- but for the reader I would not have been able to trudge all the way to the end.

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  • Eric
  • 2019-05-08

Adventure, Medicine and Philosophy in Greece

I have loved every book by Christian Cameron. This is one of his best yet. Besides top notch historical detail he also works in discussions of what is courage, position of women in the ancient world, philosophy etc. Overall and amazing book!

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  • Dennis Jameson
  • 2020-08-01

Terrific Historical Fiction

One of my favorite authors of Historical Fiction, I want to do some visual research. wish Netflix or HBO would do a series. Way better than GOT, which I liked--up to a point. The narrator was great too. There were parts where he sounded like he was caught up in the narrative and was enjoying the moment as much as I was.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-05-30

worse than Tyrant and Killer of Men but still good

the book was uneven. first third (no spoilers - until main character departs from Macedonian court) was very good. raw and deep description of life, war and mentality of the era. then when the book dives into characters personal lives it gets terrible: one dimensional baddies, bad melodrama plots and so on. honestly I wanted to drop the book and get a refund. however this ends closer to final third and the author shows great skills in depicting psychology and warfare once again. in the end, it would be a great book without its 20-25% of horrible and poorly written content somewhere in the half (after Macedonia and just before Crete, to speak in geographical description of the plot). still it is one if the top examples of historical action fiction, very close to Steven Pressfield works and Cameron's own best works.