A phenomenal tale! Fierce battles, unstoppable hero's, bronze leaf-headed spears that spill a mans innards out before his before him bringing the clouded mist of darkness to his eyes... arrows shot by mortals and guided by Gods making their mark piercing a mans eye, through his brain and exiting through the back of his skull hurling the chariot driver to the ground face down with a mouthful of dirt as the red mist of darkness comes to him...
If you revel in details, you will enjoy the unabridged version of this story. I sampled all of the readers before downloading to see which narrator would best suite the story. Hands down Charlton Griffin wins again and again. Slight British accent, deep majestic voice that easily convinces you that you are listening to Almighty Zeus himself. He switches the voices up for specific characters to break any potential monotony. Excellent story, excellent narration! His style of narration makes you feel as though you are taken back in time and put into the story itself!
Charlton Griffin does a phenomenal job narrating this long tale. Such vivid and picturesque imagery!
I was a little disappointed with the narration of Keat's works.
The way it was read it wasn't always apparent when one piece of work stopped and a new one started.
My biggest complaint of the style in which the prose is read is that Frederick Davidson sounds entirely too lackadaisical. I am half picturing the narrator picking his nails in disinterest while reading.
Maybe this is a personal preference of mine but I find that poetic prose is easier on the ears when read by a softer voice capable of clear enunciation. I love Keats but I just can't get into this narration.
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