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 honestly loved it. Well written characters with wonderful development, amazingly written and wonderful storyline.
There is nothing I do not like about this book, everything is incredible from start to finish. The romance was intriguing but took away none of the action. You grow to love the characters so dearly, after a chapter I fell in love with Patroclus and soon fell in love with Achilles aswell.
It is written with a bit more outdated English, without making it difficult to read, the narrator makes it all fall easy off his tongue. Just on the phrasing you get a feeling of someone telling a story years ago.
Definitely one of my favourite books. Didn't feel pushed or hasted like alot of stand alones do. It went in a perfect pace with time to create both an incredible plot and characters.
This book is a roller-coaster that while, seemingly, about one singular thing has many ups and downs and stories- enough to cover one person's entire life. And, indeed, you feel as if you have lived a life beside this character. This story is so much more than one thing.
Almost every scene stands out for me. I can picture almost every scene in the book, even now about two months after I've listened to it. It's not often a book manages to stay with you that much, but this book did.
I attempted to read this book after listening to the audio book and found that the most jarring thing for me was the pacing- while I could read the novel itself in about two hours, listening to this over the course of several days, ten hours, made it much more emotional and hard hitting.
I would have loved to, but honestly I'm not sure it would do the book justice. Half the experience for me was thinking about what COULD happen next when I didn't have the opportunity to continue listening.