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Stanley

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  • The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Fagles (translator), Homer
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (114)

    Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language of this 2,700-year-old epic, while maintaining the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, as well as the impact and nuance of Homer's mesmerizing repeated phrases.

    As a scholar, Fagles praises Homer's directness and simplicity, the breadth of his imagination, and the power of his song. As a translator, he brilliantly captures these very qualities.

    Amazon Customer says: "Outstanding in every way"
    "Jacobi Makes It Work"
    Overall

    Derek Jacobi demonstrates how a book should be read. He maintains a consistent voice for each and every character in the Iliad.

    From the hard, cold martial air of Achilles to the languid sensuality of Paris to the twisted, biting sarcasm of Thersites, he makes the characters come alive on the strength of his voice.

    This is exactly how a 3000 year old blind poet should sound on your iPod.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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