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Ralph

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  • The Aeneid

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Virgil
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (73)

    The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught. Aeneas, after many travails and adventures, including a love affair with Dido Queen of Carthage and a visit to the underworld to see his father, ends up in Italy.

    James says: "An epic in every sense of the word"
    "An incredible experience not to be missed"
    Overall

    I am nearing the end of The Aeneid, and I cannot say enough about the richness of experience this audio book has brought into my life. And believe me, I am hard to please :-) Virgil himself is unquestionably a master of myth, history, human nature and poetry with few peers in the history of humanity. The translator seems to have done a very credible job at transforming a vibrant work into modern and compelling English. And Charlton Griffin has done an absolutely unbelievable job of bringing this work to life. His ability to make the words of gods or men seem terrifying, heroic, pathetic or amusing as the case may be, should not be missed. I shall never forget his interpretation of the gods in their arguments and precious sarcasms, the hissing intensity of oracles, the forthright heroic speeches of Aeneas, and many others.

    Thanks to all involved in this production, it is a masterpiece.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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