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Debra Hamel is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.


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THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAE :
VICTORY AT SEA AND ITS TRAGIC AFTERMATH IN THE FINAL YEARS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
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KILLING ERATOSTHENES:
A TRUE CRIME STORY
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By Debra Hamel


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READING HERODOTUS:
A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE WILD BOARS, DANCING SUITORS, AND CRAZY TYRANTS OF THE HISTORY
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THE MUTILATION OF THE HERMS:
UNPACKING AN ANCIENT MYSTERY
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TRYING NEAIRA:
THE TRUE STORY OF A COURTESAN'S SCANDALOUS LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE
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SOCRATES AT WAR:
THE MILITARY HEROICS OF AN ICONIC INTELLECTUAL
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ANCIENT GREEKS IN DRAG:
THE LIBERATION OF THEBES AND OTHER ACTS OF HEROIC TRANSVESTISM
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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY TWEET:
FIVE HUNDRED 1ST LINES IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS
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PRISONERS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
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Finder, Joseph: Buried Secrets [AUDIO BOOK]

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4.5 stars

This is the first audio book I've finished. Hearing the book rather than reading it was a very new experience for me, and I feel a bit uneasy about reviewing the book because of this. I don't think I noticed the same things that I would have when reading, and I don't have a history of audio books to compare it to. Nonetheless.... Buried Secrets is Joseph Finder's second book featuring Nick Heller, ex-Special Forces guy turned private spy. I read the first in the series, Vanished, and had some issues with credibility. I had no such problems this time out. Nick is asked by an old friend, his mother's old boss, to find his daughter, who's gone missing. She's only been gone overnight when the book opens, but there's reason to suspect foul play. Marshall Marcus is a very rich man, so kidnapping for ransom is a possibility, but he's also recently gotten himself involved with some very nasty people. Nick gets to work, using brains and brawn and the considerable skill sets of his employees and associates. The story is gripping, exciting enough to get me hooked on audio as a companion for my outside walks. However good the story, though, I'm sure it could have been ruined by an ineffective narrator. But Holter Graham does a great job with the book, seamlessly switching from one accented character to the next, distinguishing the voices perfectly so that following dialogue was unproblematic. Listening to him was a great experience.

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