Elektra: A Novel

Written by:
Jennifer Saint

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
7
Narrator
5
Release Date
May 2022
Duration
10 hours 38 minutes
Summary
A spellbinding reimagining of the story of Elektra, one of Greek mythology’s most infamous heroines, from Jennifer Saint, the author of the beloved international bestseller, Ariadne.

Three women, tangled in an ancient curse.

When Clytemnestra marries Agamemnon, she ignores the insidious whispers about his family line, the House of Atreus. But when, on the eve of the Trojan War, Agamemnon betrays Clytemnestra in the most unimaginable way, she must confront the curse that has long ravaged their family.

In Troy, Princess Cassandra has the gift of prophecy, but carries a curse of her own: no one will ever believe what she sees. When she is shown what will happen to her beloved city when Agamemnon and his army arrives, she is powerless to stop the tragedy from unfolding.

Elektra, Clytemnestra and Agamemnon’s youngest daughter, wants only for her beloved father to return home from war. But can she escape her family’s bloody history, or is her destiny bound by violence, too?
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Sivan B.

Meh. If you want to read a truly excellent book from these women's perspectives, read A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes. This one was forgettable. I felt that way about Ariadne as well, and don't think I'll spend more time with this author's take on ancient Greece.

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Maggie W.

Wonderful re-imagining of Greek mythology, but for some reason the narrators really irritated me.

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