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Gates of Fire - An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Steven Pressfield

Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in 480 BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae. There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to hold back the invading Persian millions. The time they bought enabled the Greeks to rally—saving, according to ancient historian Herodotus, “Western democracy and freedom from perishing in the cradle.” How did the Spartans accomplish this superhuman feat? This is what the King of Persia hopes to learn from the sole Spartan survivor. The squire’s story indeed reveals the incredible rigors of Spartan training—and more importantly, how the whole culture fostered the mindset of fearlessness. Steven Pressfield has skillfully combined scholarship and storytelling to bring the whole world of ancient Sparta brilliantly to life. George Guidall’s dramatic delivery enhances the richness and feeling of this inspired recreation.

Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in 480 BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae. There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to hold back the invading Persian millions. The time they bought enabled the Greeks to rally—saving, according to ancient historian Herodotus, “Western democracy and freedom from perishing in the cradle.” How did the Spartans accomplish this superhuman feat? This is what the King of Persia hopes to learn from the sole Spartan survivor. The squire’s story indeed reveals the incredible rigors of Spartan training—and more importantly, how the whole culture fostered the mindset of fearlessness. Steven Pressfield has skillfully combined scholarship and storytelling to bring the whole world of ancient Sparta brilliantly to life. George Guidall’s dramatic delivery enhances the richness and feeling of this inspired recreation.
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Gates of Fire puts you at the side of valiant Spartan warriors in 480 BC for the bloody, climactic battle at Thermopylae. There, a few hundred of Sparta’s finest sacrificed their lives to hold back the invading Persian millions. The time they bought enabled the Greeks to rally—saving, according to ancient historian Herodotus, “Western democracy and freedom from perishing in the cradle.” How did the Spartans accomplish this superhuman feat? This is what the King of Persia hopes to learn from the sole Spartan survivor. The squire’s story indeed reveals the incredible rigors of Spartan training—and more importantly, how the whole culture fostered the mindset of fearlessness. Steven Pressfield has skillfully combined scholarship and storytelling to bring the whole world of ancient Sparta brilliantly to life. George Guidall’s dramatic delivery enhances the richness and feeling of this inspired recreation.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

14h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:46


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:45


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

09:51


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:57


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

13:15


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:20


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

11:39


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

47:13


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

28:08


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

23:22


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

29:48


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

54:45


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

48:41


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

36:05


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

11:01


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

19:17


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

13:13


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

23:54


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

17:05


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

11:17


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

30:41


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

26:03


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

09:27


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

36:17


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

01:06:50


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

23:23


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

16:05


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

24:43


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

14:51


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

26:52


Part 7, Chapter 30
Part 7, Chapter 30

24:16


Part 7, Chapter 31
Part 7, Chapter 31

18:07


Part 7, Chapter 32
Part 7, Chapter 32

14:58


Part 7, Chapter 33
Part 7, Chapter 33

09:15


Part 7, Chapter 34
Part 7, Chapter 34

30:18


Part 8, Chapter 35
Part 8, Chapter 35

17:34


Part 8, Chapter 36
Part 8, Chapter 36

19:46


Part 8, Chapter 37
Part 8, Chapter 37

03:52


Part 8, Chapter 38
Part 8, Chapter 38

17:34


Part 8, Chapter 39
Part 8, Chapter 39

02:22