This is the best version of the ancient Gilgamesh Epos I ever came across. The narrator has a most agreeable voice that makes the listening experience a pleasurable one.
The first part of the book contains the actual epic. In the second part, the author gives additional information which are actually very useful. I enjoyed this part as much as the epic itself.
This is the oldest known tale. It's short and a little adult at first for those with puritan sensitivities, but this complex story gets at the heart of the human condition as Gilgamesh is forced to come to terms with his mortality. it's still incredibly relevant! the commentary after the novel is also very insightful to both the story and to storytelling
Gilgamesh is amazing not only because it's 1000 years older than the Bible and the Iliad, but because it's an interesting legend. It explores some timeless ideas and also paints a fascinating picture of the society of the first civilized city.
The commentary that follows the story is surprisingly good and turned out to be a pleasant surprise. George Guidall is one of my two very favourite narrators. I could listen to him read a phone book.
I highly recommend this version of Gilgamesh.
The story of Gilgamesh was interesting enough but the essay was as long as the book. I gave up about halfway through the essay.
I had never read Gilgamesh before, so I was coming into this one fresh. I was excited to finally read about the origins of these well-known names and references. Ultimately, this was interesting from a historical perspective, but not so entertaining by our modern-day standards. George Guidall does a most excellent job, of course, and really makes the book come alive. I would definitely say it's worth a listen once.
Growing up I read Beowulf but was not exposed to such a seminal text as Gilgamesh. This is the kind of learning experience that is primarily due to iPads and Audible Books. Thank you.
I give every book and author a chance. I like books that grab you and evoke an emotional response.
I have listened to about 150, and it is one of the best most surprisingly good books.
Not going to give this one away. Do not do any research anything about this book before reading. Some good surprises you do not want to know before reading.
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I really loved this story! I told everyone about it. It was a good story and some really great literary methods. I wanted to read it again as soon as I finished.
I love audiobooks from the childhood. I Iive in Kazakhstan and work as an accountant for US. Listen audible while coloring or dog-walking.
I like it a lot. After listening the review at the end, now I will listen the story itself for the second time with the perspective shown in an author review.