I loved the whole package here!
The magnetic voice and performance drew me in; and the story,even though I remember bits from school years ago, is written so interestingly that I am compelled to keep listening & listening!
This is another of those rare audio books that I couldn't wait to listen to every day & was actually a little sad when I reached the end.
The Book Snob for Paris Life Magazine.
This book (and the pitch perfect audio) embodies the magic of The Iliad, with its larger than life, complicated characters. Here is a short quote that could sum up The Song of Achilles:“There is no law that gods must be fair, Achilles,” Chiron said. “And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone. Do you think?”Miller is absolutely believable in her mythology writing. The only downside is that I don't think the sex scenes match up to the rest of the writing, and they jerk you out of the story rather than become a part of it. But that is not a big criticism, I just hope she grows in that area next time; overall, it didn't take away from the overriding power of the book.
Wow. I can't stop listening to it. Chapter 4 is my favorite and I keep going back to it. This entire book is perfectly read. Often I listen to a book and think the inflections of the reader are inaccurate, changing the feel of a story. But not this time, Frazer Douglas nails it and brings the right color to the poetry that is Madeline Miller story. It will be a while before I delete this story from my iPhone.
I didn't know what to expect with this book, but it was very good. I'm glad I listened to verses reading it. The names alone would have stopped me. But the performer did a very nice job making it all sound very exciting.
Read it on a road trip and it was so good so moving, I wrote poetry to it and sobbed myself silly at a toll booth attendant. The prose, the writing. all of it rendered and read amazingly.
Avid reader. Comic book enthusiast. Audiobook newbie.
THE SONG OF ACHILLES is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read/listened to. The narrator was perfect for this story and managed to give every character a perfect and defined voice. Madeline Miller is a wordsmith and I just couldn't get enough of this. I highly recommend this book, and if you're a fan of audiobooks I HIGHLY recommend reading it by audio!
I have not read the print version
Patroclus, because he was loyal, loving, kind, and the true hero of this story
It was excellent. A pleasant and well modulated voice.
It was superbe.
That's was beautiful. Seriously, beginning to end it was simply beautiful. One of the best books I've had the pleasure of listening/reading in my life. Frazer Douglas' narration was perfection, he should be nominated for it. I laughed, gasped, said "uh oh" many times, and yes made a dying whale of a cry noise towards the end.
I started this book on a Tuesday, and finished it the very next day, Wednesday. I was so captivated by Frazier Douglas' performance, and by the gorgeous story that Madeline Miller wove. You grow to know these larger than life figures of legend so intimately, loving them for their hubris and cunning and passion. full of love and war, this retelling of the Iliad deserves its place in everyone's libraries.