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  • The Golden Age, Book 2
  • Written by: Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by: Tim McInnerny
  • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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Empire

Written by: Conn Iggulden
Narrated by: Tim McInnerny
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IN CONN IGGULDEN'S LATEST GOLDEN AGE EPIC, JOIN PERICLES, THE LION OF ATHENS, ON A JOURNEY TO SECURE THE FATE OF THE ATHENIAN EMPIRE

Pericles returns home more than a hero: he's the leader of Athens, the empire's beacon of light in the dark.

But even during times of peace, the threat of Sparta - Athens's legendary rival - looms large on the horizon. When a sudden catastrophe brings Sparta to its knees, Pericles sees a golden opportunity to forever shift the balance of power in his city's favour.

For sometimes, the only way to win lasting peace is to wage war.

Sparta may be weak, but their power is far from extinguished. Soon a ruthless young boy steps forward to lead the Spartans back to greatness.

As the drums of battle draw closer, can Pericles rise once more or will the world's greatest empire fall under his watch?

©2023 Conn Iggulden (P)2023 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

'A gripping read from the master historical storyteller. This swords-and-sandals epic brings the clash of empires between Greece and Persia to life' Daily Express

'Pacy and propulsive, cracking with energy, violence and stirring speeches, Iggulden chronicles power struggles, political machinations and the bloodthirsty ravages of up-close combat' Daily Mail 

'[Tim McInnerny] brings to life the action sequences with consummate skill, ensuring that the pace quickens to draw you in, without losing any clarity. These are the most memorable moments in the book, and the sections listeners will remember after finishing the final chapter.' Entertainment Focus

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