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.
It's the best book I've read this year and is one of the best stand alones I've ever read. It had the great mixture of everything you could ever wish for and even for a mythology nerd like me it satisfied me way more then I think it would've.
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.