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  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey |  Homer,W. H. D. Rouse - translator

    Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    Ganesh says: "Best Iliad experience on Audible"
  • The Odyssey |  Homer,Robert Fagles - translator

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    Arthurian Tapestry says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
  • The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation |  Homer,Robert Fitzgerald - translator

    The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

    CJD says: "Great performance"
  • Rocket Boys: The Coalwood Series, Book 1 | Homer Hickam,Tom Stechschulte

    Rocket Boys: The Coalwood Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam, Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The New York Times best-selling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir - a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space... and who made those dreams come true. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a marvelously entertaining chronicle of triumph.

    Paula says: "Endearing Memoir of the Early Space Race"
  • The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation |  Homer,Robert Fitzgerald - translator

    The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Since it was first published more than 25 years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal).

    Tad Davis says: "Beautiful"
  • Odyssey |  Homer,Stanley Lombardo - translator

    Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated By Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
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    The Odyssey tells of the heroic journey of Odysseus after the Trojan war. In his attempt to return home to Ithaca, this ancient hero is faced with obstacle after obstacle, mythic creature after mythic creature. This is an epic poem encompassing an epic journey as famous as it is classic. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

    Vicki S. Towne says: "Fall in love with this new translation"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Richmond Lattimore - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    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 BC, and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Rachel says: "This is the audio version you want"
  • From Rocket Boys to October Sky | Homer Hickam

    From Rocket Boys to October Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Since the publication of the #1 bestseller Rocket Boys: A Memoir in 1998 and the premiere of the movie October Sky in 1999, many Homer Hickam listeners and fans have wondered how and why he wrote the book, and how the movie was made. Incidental to that are such questions as "What is Jake Gyllenhaal, Chis Cooper, Laura Dern, etc. really like?" and "What's it like to have a movie made about your life?" and "Why are the book and movie different?" and "Why are both book and movie still so popular after all these years?" The answers to those questions and a lot more are in Homer Hickam's new audiobook From Rocket Boys to October Sky.

  • The Odyssey |  Homer

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One of the supreme masterpieces of world literature, the Homeric saga of the shipwrecks, wanderings, and homecoming of the master tactician Odysseus encompasses a virtual inventory of the themes and attitudes that have shaped Western culture. The tale of Odysseus' encounters with such obstacles as Calypso, Circe, Scylla and Charybdis, the Sirens, and the lotus-eaters, and his dramatic return to Ithaca and his patient wife, Penelope, forms a prototype for all subsequent Western epics.

    Melissa Phillips says: "Good British Sound"
  • The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander |  Homer,Caroline Alexander - translator

    The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Homer, Caroline Alexander - translator
    • Narrated By Dominic Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source - a translation epic in scale yet devastating in its precision and power.

    Tad Davis says: "Forceful"
  • Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator | Homer Hickam

    Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
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    Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando, where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed, and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer.

    Wendi says: "Beautiful story, especially for Rocket Boy fans!"
  • Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus |  Homer,W. H. D. Rouse - translator

    Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    One of the great masterpieces of Western literature, The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars. Though the stormy god of the ocean is determined to keep him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side.

    Tad Davis says: "Great prose translation, great reading"
  • Iliad |  Homer,Stanley Lombardo - translator

    Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated By Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
    Overall
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    The first of Homer's great epic poems, the Iliad portrays the final days of the Trojan war. The Iliad has stood the test of time and is still one of (it not the) best depictions of ancient warfare. It is an essential precursor to the infamous journey of Odysseus. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

    Anthony says: "The Iliad made pleasurable."
  • The Odyssey |  Homer

    The Odyssey

    • ABRIDGED (37 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Katie Haigh
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    "The Odyssey" is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus, or Ulysses, who began a journey home after the fall of Troy. It will take him ten years of marvelous and terrible encounters before he finally reaches his native city, where everyone assumed he was dead. There will he find his wife Penelope, famously weaving and unweaving a never-ending tapestry while obnoxious suitors are competing for her hand. Once again, Odysseus will have to outsmart his opponents in order to be reunited with his family.

  • Rocket Boys | Homer H. Hickam

    Rocket Boys

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Homer H. Hickam
    • Narrated By Beau Bridges
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    In this uniquely American memoir, Homer "Sonny" Hickam beautifully captures a moment when a dying town, a divided family, and a band of teenage dreamers dared to set their sights on the stars. Looking back after a distinguished NASA career that fulfilled his boyhood ambition, Hickam shares the story of his youth, taking listeners into the life of the little mining town and the boys who came to embody both its tensions and its dreams.

    Travis says: "Hard to put down"
  • The Odyssey |  Homer,A. T. Murray - translator

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Homer, A. T. Murray - translator
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    The Odyssey is the greatest adventure story ever written, and one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature For almost 3,000 years, it has been a storehouse of ancient Greek folklore and myth. It is also our very first novel, if we think of it in terms of romantic plot development, realistic characterizations, frequent change of scene, and heroic dramatic devices.

    Carl says: "Fantastic Audio Reading by Griffin!"
  • The Iliad & The Odyssey |  Homer

    The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By John Lescault
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    Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity.

    Sam says: "Worth the price, worth the time"
  • The Odyssey |  Homer,Alexander Pope - translator

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated By Bernard Clark
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Homer's epic poem, written near the end of eighth century BC in Greece, follows the hero Odysseus as he journeys home after the fall of Troy. Many scholars believe that The Odyssey was originally composed as an oral tradition and was more likely meant to be heard than read, making it a great listen.

  • The Iliad |  Homer,Stephen Mitchell - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    Darwin8u says: "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant Poetry"
  • Odyssey |  Homer

    Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    The Odyssey is an epic poem, written by the ancient Greek philosopher Homer, and considered to be the second oldest piece of western literature still in existence. Scholars believe it was written at the end of the eighth century BC. Still heavily used in schools because of its unique literary makeup and historical value, the poems follow Greek hero Odysseus, as he journeys home after the 10-year long Trojan War. His journey home takes another 10 years, and Odysseus encounters many obstacles.

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