The recording is uneven. The audio quality can change from one chapter to the next; sounding as though it is either playing underwater, or slowed just slightly.
Sir Ian's performance brings to life a beautiful translation of the Odyssey. Each character is well defined and given energy.
I very much enjoyed this version, although the modern idioms in places bordered upon being funny at times. As for the reading itself, Ian McKellen was wonderful, but the recording noticeably varied in some chapters. At least one seemed to have been stepped down to a lower register, making it more difficult to understand, and a few of the chapters were quieter than others. One even had traffic just audible in the background, which was a bit disconcerting until I realized what it was. Otherwise, a very lovely audiobook of one of the greatest stories in western literature.
Very interesting story.
He read the book seamlessly. He was very believable.
This is a great classic book. Everyone should give it a read.
I used this audible in conjunction with my copy of the book required for college. It helped me to get through it without stumbling on the words or pronunciations. It was very helpful.
NOT WORKING! Not downloading!!! It will not download and I wasted my 2nd free book trying this audible crap.
Wonderful narration marred by many chapters having muffled or slowed audio, distorting the performer's voice
I listened for about 45 min a day while walking the dog - the story is so engaging, very funny in places, dramatic. Absolutely gorgeous performance. Can't wait to listen to Iliad next.