The Odyssey

  • by Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by Dan Stevens
  • 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.
In keeping with the oral tradition of the time, Dan Stevens, whose many celebrated performances include Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley, makes this epic tale come alive. The listener becomes totally immersed in the adventure and drama of the story – this is the way The Odyssey was meant to be experienced.
Also included on the program is a portion of the poem read in ancient Greek so that listeners may experience the lyricism and music of the original language.

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Perfect

Perfectly narrated by Dan Stevens with quiet dignity - it rolls on an on magnificently, carrying you with it.
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- Rupert

this is the best book of all times

everyone should read Homers poetry at least once in a lifetime.
the best story of all times.
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- jon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2014
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio