The Odyssey (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 4.4 • 24 Ratings
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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

In this classic epic chronicle of the Greek Hero on his travels home from the Trojan War, Odysseus survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops, and the isle of Circe. He withstands the lure of the Sirens’ song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal wife, Penelope.

Favorite of the gods, Odysseus embodies the energy, intellect, and resourcefulness that were of highest value to the ancients and that remain ideals to this day.

In this audiobook recording, translated by Samuel Butler, realize again the power and beauty of the original Greek verse, which demonstrates why the epic tale of THE ODYSSEY inspired such writers as Virgil and James Joyce, and captured the human imagination for nearly three thousand years.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
JL
John Lee
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
11:52
hr min
RELEASED
2006
December 12
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
604.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Brien Downes ,

Not The Fitzgerald Translation

It is appears to be the Samuel Butler prose translation circa 1900 with the Roman names for the gods replaced by the Greek names. That being said, the reading is quite good and the translation, while prose, does not seem dated and serves this great tale well.

EllenS5 ,

Excellent reading of an excellent story

This is a great translation of The Odyssey. It's entertaining and easy to listen to without being irritatingly modern. I really got pulled into the story, and learned a lot of fascinating detail about the lifestyle and beliefs of the early Greeks. The reader has a dynamic voice with a nice accent, and did a good job changing his voice for the different characters. Honestly I was expecting this to be boring and was extremely pleasantly surprised -- I highly highly recommend this audiobook.

gal4hockey ,

DIfferent, but good.

I am in a play production of the odyssey and the script is a little bit different than this, but it is still an amazing story, with a great sense of humor for it's time.

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