• The Odyssey

  • By: Homer
  • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
  • Length: 37 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 25-02-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Astorg Audio
  • 3 out of 5 stars 3.0 (2 ratings)

Summary

Two major epic poems came from ancient Greece and had the power to shape our culture for centuries. They are both attributed to the blind poet Homer, and are called Iliad and Odyssey.

The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus, or Ulysses, who began a journey home after the fall of Troy. It will take him ten years of marvelous and terrible encounters before he finally reaches his native city, where everyone assumed he was dead. There will he find his wife Penelope, famously weaving and unweaving a never-ending tapestry while obnoxious suitors are competing for her hand. Once again, Odysseus will have to outsmart his opponents in order to be reunited with his family.

The Iliad and the Odyssey are the oldest extant works of Western literature. They are of tremendous cultural importance, and their magic is still strongly alive.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Kelsey_Audible on 27-07-17

Abridged Not the full story

Thought this was the full book, but only covers the initial plight Telemachus faces at home and Odysseus' return. Good narator so I purchased not seeing the very short listen time as compared to the other versions.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mark W. Neville on 04-09-18

Not the Entire Story

I saw no indication that this was a short excerpt of the whole story. Very disappointed. Please make this clear.

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