Read by the translator, with intros of each section by Susan, and overall very good for such an ancient story. I don't know if this new translation is true to the historical texts or if its been modified for easier listening, but it certainly comes across much more smoothly than another version I tried.
I got used to the music at chapter transitions and when the text was metaphorical, but Susan Sarandon didn't add much, and the narrator was not as engaging as Ian McKellen on The Odyssey.
I actually don't have a lot of time to actually read, so this is perfect for me. I can listen when i am moving in between classes, on my way to and from school, and while i am doing other things.
The Iliad is a classic! There are so many characters to choose from that it is hard to pick a favorite. If i had to chose a favorite, I would say Diomedes! That dude is a beast and really fun to listen to.
I really enjoyed the pace of the reading. It was faster than i am used to reading. I also like the tone for each of the characters in the book. Stanley really gave an outstanding performance to all the speakers in this book. I also like that Susan gave the summaries before the next book started, she was pretty awsome as well!
I would recommend this app to anyone that likes to listen to stories. Whatever your preferrence of genre, this is an awsome app and audiobook. I wish they would actually do this with some of my boring textbooks! The only reason I didn't rate this a 5 star was because I wish they would have added a search bar in each chapter so that I could find a reference to go back to when I want to find something specific. Other than that I was very pleased with this audiobook!