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G. Walsh

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  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Homer, Richard Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (171)
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    (118)
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    (120)

    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Jefferson says: "An Excellent Iliad"
    "NOT ENTIRE ILLIAD -- IT IS ABRIDGED"
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    What disappointed you about The Iliad?

    The Iliad has 24 chapters. It ends with the funeral of Hector. This version cuts of the end, having only 20 chapters. The the fight between Achilles and Hector isn't here!!! Couldn't believe it. Some of the most important parts of the work are simply left out. It is abridged. Surprised this is rated as highly as it is.


    Has The Iliad turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes, it has turned me off audible generally. Are other books said to be "unabridged" when they really aren't? If I download a history of the Revolutionary War, will they simply leave out Yorktown?


    Any additional comments?

    My first audible download, and very disappointing. I would return it if I could, for false advertising.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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