Fires of Alexandria

  • by Thomas K. Carpenter
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Klett
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The greatest mystery of the ancient world remains the identity of whoever set fire to the Great Library in Alexandria.
One hundred years later, Heron of Alexandria - the city's most renowned inventor and creator of Temple miracles - receives coin from a mysterious patron to investigate the crime. Desperate to be free of the debts incurred by her twin brother, she accepts and sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the Roman Empire and change the course of history forever.


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What would have made Fires of Alexandria better?

Another narrator and a better writer. Not to be flippant but this book is a mess.

What was most disappointing about Thomas K. Carpenter’s story?

Pretty much everything. The writing is very amatuerish and awkward.

Would you be willing to try another one of Elizabeth Klett’s performances?


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I can't think of one. This could have been a good historical novel and I thought it would be. Instead the book is filled with inconsistency and is an narrative nightmare.

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- Jan "I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review."

Great novel with strong heroine

This is the start to a great series. The author imagines that a real person, the brilliant inventor Heron of Alexandria, was actually a woman in disguise. This is a great premise, and Elizabeth Klett is the perfect narrator to voice this exciting story.
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- Elaine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-07-2012
  • Publisher: Thomas K. Carpenter