Glory and the Lightning by Taylor Caldwell audiobook

Glory and the Lightning: A Novel of Ancient Greece

By Taylor Caldwell
Read by Jamie Renell

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780385067317
24.90 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781713540656

New York Times best seller A breathtaking saga of ancient Greece and one of history's most influential political couples, Aspasia and Pericles Born in the Greek city of Miletus, Aspasia was destined for a life of tragedy. Her wealthy father vowed to abandon any female child, so Aspasia was secreted away, educated independently of her family, and raised as a courtesan. She discovered at an early age how to use her powers of intellect as ingeniously as those of the flesh. Ensconced in the Persian harems of Al Taliph, she meets the man who will change her fate: Pericles, the formidable political leader, statesman, ruler of Athens, and Aspasia's most cherished lover. She becomes his trusted confidante, his equal through scandal, war, and revolt. From the eruption of the Peloponnesian War to violent political and family rivalries to a devastating plague, author Taylor Caldwell plunges the listener into the heart of ancient Athens. In bringing to life the tumultuous love affairs and gripping power struggles of one of history's most complicated and fascinating women, Glory and the Lightning is thrilling proof that "Caldwell never falters when it comes to storytelling" (Publishers Weekly).

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New York Times best seller

A breathtaking saga of ancient Greece and one of history's most influential political couples, Aspasia and Pericles

Born in the Greek city of Miletus, Aspasia was destined for a life of tragedy. Her wealthy father vowed to abandon any female child, so Aspasia was secreted away, educated independently of her family, and raised as a courtesan. She discovered at an early age how to use her powers of intellect as ingeniously as those of the flesh.

Ensconced in the Persian harems of Al Taliph, she meets the man who will change her fate: Pericles, the formidable political leader, statesman, ruler of Athens, and Aspasia's most cherished lover. She becomes his trusted confidante, his equal through scandal, war, and revolt.

From the eruption of the Peloponnesian War to violent political and family rivalries to a devastating plague, author Taylor Caldwell plunges the listener into the heart of ancient Athens. In bringing to life the tumultuous love affairs and gripping power struggles of one of history's most complicated and fascinating women, Glory and the Lightning is thrilling proof that "Caldwell never falters when it comes to storytelling" (Publishers Weekly).

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Author Bio: Taylor Caldwell

Author Bio: Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, who also wrote under various pen names. In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons. She published forty novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. Her best-known works include the historical sagas. Her Dear and Glorious Physician, a portrayal of the life of St. Luke, and Great Lion of God, about the life of St. Paul, are among the bestselling religious novels of all time. Her last novel, Answer as a Man hit the New York Times bestseller list before its official publication date.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 24.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English