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.
Frazier Douglas's voice was perfect, downright addicting. once I finished it it left a hole in my chest. I will definitely reread once I finish other books. None so far have even come close to The Song of Achilles.
Very interesting, though not exactly correct to the assumed timeline, no real depth to the sudden relationship, and the ending made me angry.
The story was riveting, the writing crisp, and the narration was fantastic!
Even if you think you might not enjoy it, I highly recommend reading this book!
An absolutely engaging epic story. The characters and story captivate the soul. The authentic human experience is thoroughly accessible, transcending any potential limitations of the particulars. I only wish it had been written/published when I was younger; because, I needed to see and believe such an authentic love, as is told of Patroclus and Achilles, could exist; I needed something to hope for.