My only complaint is that the "next" function does not actually take me to the next book. I am a teacher, and would like to play the audio for my class who is reading from the textbook. The textbook only has certains books from the Iliad, but I can't find them on the audio, so it was a completely wasted purchase for me.
This is a wonderful book. I really enjoyed reading it years ago and thought I would enjoy listening to it on my long drives. Not so much. This is a book you need to really focus on. If you listen to your books while doing nothing else, this is great; however if you're like me and listen to your books while driving long distances, cleaning house, working out, this one is hard to follow.
The performances were wonderful. If I ever have time to just sit and listen, I'll try it again.
Important parts were skipped over and not even mentioned in the short summaries. Because of this the listener loses key aspects of the characters makeup and thus, misses great opportunities to interpret and understand seemingly simple dialogue and actions.
The team is perfect. Fagles was the man, and the narrators do a great job. But, when I bought the book, it said "unabridged" and it still does, in my library. On the site, it now says Abridged. Would have been nice to know.
Audible customer service is such, that "why bother?" comes to mind.
Errgh--why would you abridge THE ILIAD?! Especially when Derek Jacobi is reading it. He's awesome. But then, so is Homer.
Both. It's beautiful.
Good story. Reading unobtrusive.
Battlescenes. Long debates. BBQ.
You are able to focus on the story without too much distraction.
100 BBQs on a Beach.
Some of the female characters were voiced lamely.
No, but the story tellers did a magnificent job in their telling of the timeless classic. This book gives you everything suspence, drama, hardship, the tellers helped bring it to life in a way just reading it can't!
The rage of Achilles!
They kept their telling in line with the original, but added their own flare to it!
The part when Achilles is talking with King Priam, and Priam is asking Achilles for his son body back, (Hector)!
Great book! Everybody should read it, or at the very least listen to it! Great job!
coming home to an old friend
Achilles, the hero
Priam comes to the Greek camp to beg for the body ofhis son Hector
I was surprised that an unabridged audiobook would have so many edits. I have the print paperback of this translation and noticed that what Maria Tucci reads is rewritten and generally shortened.
exciting, engrossing, interesting
The Odyssey and the Aeneid because they deal with the same story.
Just a very good dramatic reading. I am very aware of Derek Jacobi and what a good Shakespearean actor he is.
the argument between Agamemnon and Achilles
I was disappointed that the Iliad stopped at Book 8! I was going to use the book for my students to hear Achilles' speech in Book 9!
I consider this to be an apples and oranges question. I will say, however that I spend a lot of Time driving, which is when I tend to listen to audiobooks, and reading a print book is difficult while one is driving.
The Odyssey for the obvious reason... Its a good war story, great character studies...
English accents? I tend to read things with an American accent, being an American, but the classics in British is a long tradition. They do a very good job.
When Achilles realizes that he has killed his friend. A proud man understanding the cost of his pride.
It was quite enjoyable.