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James M

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  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By John Lescault
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    (160)
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    (29)
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    (28)

    One of the most extraordinary achievements in world literary history. Too good to be relegated to the dustbin of high-school required reading, the first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. (Translated by Samuel Butler.)

    James M says: "Illiad at three or four times the price worth it?"
    "Illiad at three or four times the price worth it?"
    Overall

    At first I was extremely hesitant to pay so much for an audible title. After carefully considering it I went ahead an made the purchase. I did not regret the expense of this recording one bit.

    The narrative was concise and clear. The recording quality was excellent and consistent. There were very few of the annoying changes in the speaker?s volume and tempo that plague so many other recording that can do so much to spoil a work like the Illiad.

    Instead the consistent narrative captured the emotion of the work without being campy or maudlin.

    The best by far of the Illiad recordings that are available.

    83 of 86 people found this review helpful

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