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Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

The Iliad and The Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Written in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of Homer.
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Publisher's Summary

The Iliad and The Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Written in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of Homer.

©, (P)2002 Commuter's Library

What the Critics Say

"Colum's stirring telling of the Greek epics is still unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Marius Irene, South Africa 04-21-04
    Marius Irene, South Africa 04-21-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Honey, Im home!"

    Honey, I'm home - twenty years late! Adventure, love, war, one-eyed giants, wrathful gods, sultry sirens and a rather roundabout journey back home to the wife. The question is, did the fair Penelope believe his excuse that the traffic was a little heavy on the way home? An epic tale, never boring, very well read, with a wonderful flow and rhythm of language. It's a 2700 year-old precursor to the Lord of the Rings, the Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy and Alice in Wonderland. What our great-great-great (etc) grandparents listened round communal hearths, instead of watching reality shows and soap operas. Audio quality (at level 4) is excellent.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    M. Akin 08-06-04
    M. Akin 08-06-04 Member Since 2004
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    "Nice Learning Tool"

    This is great way to start learing about athe ancient Greek legends. If you aren't up to tackling "The Odyssey" or "The Iliad", this is a great way to find out the basics of the stories.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Emanuel Chippendale NSW, N/A, Australia 12-16-03
    Emanuel Chippendale NSW, N/A, Australia 12-16-03
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    "Beutifully and thoroughly Narrated"

    Inspires you to read the original in its wonderful poetic splendour. I was amazingly surprised at the Odyssey. I loved it. So much more than the Iliad! Worth your while!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Laurel, United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-13-09
    Susan Laurel, United States Minor Outlying Islands 01-13-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Spell binding!"

    This is wonderfully written, following closely to the original but in a way that is immediate and fresh. The characters seem real and their motivations and thoughts are understandable, though sometimes tragic. I found I really cared about what happened to them and the choices they made. It is beautifully read and a spell binding story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jose Miami, FL, USA 05-25-04
    Jose Miami, FL, USA 05-25-04
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    "Great book, very well written and read"

    I enjoyed it very much. The way the book is written and read keeps you interested in the book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 02-15-09
    Luis Miami, Fl, United States 02-15-09 Member Since 2006
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    "OK..but was hoping for more modern writing."

    OK..but was hoping for more modern writing.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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