The King Must Die : Theseus

  • by Mary Renault
  • Narrated by Kris Dyer
  • Series: Theseus
  • 15 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The epic of Thesus, the boy king of Eleusis, ritually preordained to die after one year of marriage to the sacred queen but who defies God's decree and claims his inheritance - the throne of Athens. This re-creation of a Greek myth is written by the author of The Last of the Wine.


What the Critics Say

"One of the truly fine historical novels of modern times. Not since Robert Graves's I, Claudius has there been such an exciting living image of the Ancient World on this grand scale." (New York Times)
"Takes the raw material of myth and makes it credible - I am spellbound by Miss Renault's art." (Observer)
"Vivid and brims with feeling." (Sunday Times)


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Customer Reviews

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Evocation of a forgotten civilisation

The world of the Minatour and the bull dancers is brought from ancient frescoes into the immediacy of our present-day imagination. A wonderful re-telling and reading of the classic legend. All honour to both author and reader.
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- Kenneth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios