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Medea Audiobook

Medea

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The Medea, in spite of its background of wonder and enchantment, is not a romantic play but a tragedy of character and situation. It deals, so to speak, not with the romance itself, but with the end of the romance, a thing which is so terribly often the reverse of romantic. For all but the very highest of romances are apt to have just one flaw somewhere, and in the story of Jason and Medea the flaw was of a fatal kind. The wildness and beauty of the Argo legend run through all Greek literature, from the mass of Corinthian lays older than our present Iliad, which later writers vaguely associate with the name of Eumêlus, to the "Fourth Pythian Ode" of Pindar and the beautiful Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius. Our poet knows the wildness and the beauty; but it is not these qualities that he specially seeks. He takes them almost for granted, and pierces through them to the sheer tragedy that lies below.

©2016 Shane (P)2016 Shane

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    This was assigned reading for school, but because of having ADHD and Dyslexia I'm a very slow reader, so seeing this book available on Audible was a godsend. Thanks for whoever produced and uploaded this. Not sure what the other reviewer was complaining about but the narrator did a great job and it was easy to follow along. I'm going to start looking on Audible now whenever I get assigned reading to see if they have it because this was a BIG HELP.

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    The narrator was so monotone and there was clearly no punctuation available to him--otherwise he would have had ups, downs and pauses. It was awful. I honestly did not get any of the story line into my brain simply due to the fact he was so monotonous! Ugh. I'm getting a refund .

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