The Iliad

  • by Homer
  • Narrated by John Lescault
  • 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the most extraordinary achievements in world literary history. An immensely influential and compelling epic poem of the Trojan War, with characters whose names have become legendary. Too good to be relegated to the dustbin of high-school required reading, the first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. (Translated by Samuel Butler.)

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An excellent reading

Homer's epics were meant to be listened to, and when read with skill, they add so much to the experience of encountering them. I was impressed with the sustained power of this reading, and after listening at length found myself absorbed into the world. I would like to hear, in the future, an unabridged reading of Robert Fagles' translation, but this one is well worth the money and time spent listening to it. I recommend it heartily.
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- Mark

The Iliad (Unabridged)

I'm putting my review in after listening to the end of part 1 of this book. I have to say it is not by any means the type of book I would normally read, and to be brutally honest only started listening to it because it was a recent Audible 'free listen'.

However, I have to say I am really enjoying it. The long lists of names are a little irritating, but apart from that it is a fascinating book. Thank you Audible - for without you I would never have read /listened to this little gem.
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- Carolynn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2003
  • Publisher: Findaway World