Gilgamesh: The New Translation

  • by Gerald J. Davis
  • Narrated by John Hanks
  • 3 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest story that has come down to us through the ages of history. It predates the Bible, The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Epic of Gilgamesh relates the tale of the fifth king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern-day Iraq), who reigned for 126 years, according to the ancient Sumerian list of kings. Gilgamesh was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.

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What the Critics Say

"Gilgamesh is monumental!" (Rainer Maria Rilke)

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Entertaining

Listened to it on and off.
The verse repetition stuff seemed funny like it was meant for children except for some of the themes.
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- P. Duffield

Good to have butt ... Hmm!

Review of Gilgamesh:
I'm giving this 4 stars because it pseems to be a straight representation of the Gilgamesh writings without spin; & that's a fabulous thing to be offered. I won't give it 5 because I'm no scholar of ancient texts so I cannot be sure how faithful it is. If you want something interesting read this. If you want entertaining don't. It's soooo repetitive! & it's childishly ridiculous. But of course it wasn't written for my entertainment.
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- Ricci

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2015
  • Publisher: Gerald J. Davis