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Gabriel

Fitchburg, WI, United States | Listener Since 2009

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  • 2 reviews
  • 11 ratings
  • 172 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2014
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  • The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer (translated by Robert Fagles)
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (631)
    Performance
    (455)
    Story
    (449)

    McGrath-Muniz says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
    "Wonderful!!!"
    Overall

    Ian McKellan's narration of the Odyssey is delightful. I love listening to his mellifluous voice, as he describes the "twists and turns" of Odysseus voyage home. Highly recommended!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Evangeline

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • Narrated By Harry Fleetwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    Evangeline describes the betrothal of an Acadian girl named Evangeline Bellefontaine to her beloved, Gabriel Lajeunesse, and their separation as the British deport the Acadians from Acadie in the Great Upheaval. The poem then follows Evangeline across the landscapes of America as she spends years in a search for him. Finally she settles in Philadelphia and, as an old woman, works as a nun among the poor. While tending the dying during an epidemic she finds Gabriel among the sick, and he dies in her arms.

    Annette M. Stacy says: "Wrong Narrator"
    "Dactyllic Hexameter!"
    Overall

    This is one of the best audiobooks I own. The best part is the way that the narrator lets the meter work. Dactylic hexameter, the meter used in the poem, is rarely used in English. After listening to this recording I can't imagine why. The only other audiobooks audible has that are recited in this meter are translations of the Iliad, but neither of those narrators take advantage of it like Mr. Fleetwood does in Evangeline. The poem, the meter, and the narrator are all so powerful!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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