The Far Arena

  • by Richard Ben Sapir
  • Narrated by Peter Noble
  • 18 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While conducting exploration in the frozen Arctic, Texan Lew McCardle, a geologist working for the Houghton Oil company, discovers something remarkable: a body encased in the ice. More remarkable still, the skills of Russian researcher Semyon Petrovitch bring the man miraculously back to life.
This strange visitor from the distant past has an amazing story to tell. Translated from his native Latin by Nordic nun Olava, Lucius Aurelius Eugenianus reveals that in the era of Domitian he was a champion in the Roman Colosseum, a gladiator known far and wide as the greatest of all time.
An ingenious amalgam of science fiction, fantasy, and history, Richard Ben Sapir's The Far Arena is a breathtaking work of literary invention, at once thrilling, poignant, and thought provoking.

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Fabulous story. My first audiobook! Liked it a lot.

This author probably knows more about ancient Rome than a Roman. Great depth to the human relations. Worth hearing!
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- P Gaenir

Wonder of a concept!

Every emotion is writ all through this very unusual story of technology, science, death, life, greed, despair, love, friendship & finally understanding, acceptance, and- at last - peace. Scenes & perception of the ancient Roman world flashed thru my mind in full color - in both happiness & horror. A remarkable book that I will remember forever.
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- Linda Likes to Learn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2016
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC