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  • 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
    Overall
    (1283)
    Performance
    (1045)
    Story
    (1035)

    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 Iliad | Robert Fagles

    The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Robert Fagles
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language of this 2,700-year-old epic, while maintaining the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, as well as the impact and nuance of Homer's mesmerizing repeated phrases.

    As a scholar, Fagles praises Homer's directness and simplicity, the breadth of his imagination, and the power of his song. As a translator, he brilliantly captures these very qualities.

    Tad Davis says: "Wonderful translation and reading, but abridged"
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