Greatly helps me understand the many implications and symbols in the Iliad.
Make sure you buy this along with the Lombardo translation of the Iliad! Both are great renditions!
I'd recommend it to anyone; only it is an exceedingly challenging read. I'm listening along with some of The Great Courses to help me understand all the subtleties.
"Thus Spoke Zarathustra" - in terms of challenge.
Langton has done a great job over Socrates' opponents, distinguishing them very nicely, often mockingly, from the main speaker.
Of course not. It's supposed to stimulate your brain to reason.
Do not buy this on its own! Start thinking about additional lectures. You won't get it right away.
1. Lombardo's well-adapted translation
2. His masterful narration paired with his understanding of the language and culture of the Iliad (after all, he is both the translator and narrator, which shows)
3. The content of the story itself
I still have four books to go to the end, but so far, I'd say Achilles returning to battle
Can't say much about Susan Sarandon's performance since she participates very little; however her pleasant, professional voice is a breath of fresh air at the beginning of every chapter.
Probably Achilles wailing over Patroclas' dead body.
This is probably the best edition of the Iliad on Audible. Cheers to Lombardo.
He speaks clearly and does a fair job at presenting the material.
I was delighted to hear the points mentioned, most of which I wouldn't have noticed myself.
Yes. The author's skill permeates every line of it.
The few characters progress truthfully and despite their small number, the book is never boring. It has so much to teach us.
Robin Field's tone suits the book perfectly - a bit monotonous, even bored at times, dragging his voice - to get the story through to us. All the while it was very easy to listen to and I got through most of it while driving around the city.
Not a particular moment. The entire book is an event in itself.
If you like stories that move you deeply in their own way, go ahead!
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