The Odyssey

  • by Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
  • Narrated by Anton Lesser
  • 12 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope, and his son, Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers.
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What the Critics Say

"In the front of all poetry stands the poetry of [ancient Greece], and in its foremost rank stand the epics of Homer." (Andrew Lang, Homer and the Epic)

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A Classic

A great way to get to know this classic, Anton Lesser is excellent as narrator and the story is thrilling. Phrases such as 'Wine dark sea' and 'His words had wings' are set into context and the actions of the Gods are brought to life in this vivid retelling of The Odyssey. This is a classic in every sense of the word.
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- Dr. R. Brompton

Wonderful

This audio book has excellent narration and it is obviously a classic tale. Highly recommended.
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- John G

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-06-2007
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks