The Plot to Save Socrates

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paul Levinson

Narrated By: Mark Shanahan

Publisher: Listen & Live Audio

Date: April 2007

Duration: 8 hours 51 minutes


Paul Levinson's astonishing new science fiction novel is a surprise and a delight.

In the year 2042, Sierra, a young graduate student in Classics is shown a new dialog of Socrates, recently discovered, in which a time traveler tries to argue that Socrates might escape death by travel to the future. Thomas, the elderly scholar who has shown her the document, disappears, and Sierra immediately begins to track down the provenance of the manuscript, with the help of her classical scholar boyfriend, Max. The trail leads her to a time machine in a gentlemen's club in London and in New York, and into the past, and to a time traveler from her future, posing as Heron of Alexandria in 150 AD.

Complications, mysteries, travels, and time loops proliferate as Sierra tries to discern who is planning to save the greatest philosopher in human history, or to do so herself. And she finds that time travel raises more questions than it answers. Fascinating historical characters from Alcibiades (of the honeyed thighs) and Thomas Appleton, the great 19th century American publisher, to Socrates himself, appear. With surprises in every chapter, Paul Levinson has outdone himself in The Plot to Save Socrates.


  • Elorah Dannon

    This was a fun book. The plot was interesting and the reading was good. The ending was a little on the sad side but the whole experience was worth the ride.

Plot to Save Socrates

by Paul Levinson

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Plot to Save Socrates, Paul Levinson