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  • The Odyssey

  • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes
  • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 569
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Narrator's Readings of Dialogue Overdone

  • By D. Terry on 12-21-18

Highly recommended

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-18

I Didn’t hesitate to get this audiobook, after hearing the Handmaid’s Tale when it first came out. I wish Claire Danes would narrate every book ! I have been wanting to read this book for a long time and when I heard Madeline Miller (who wrote Circe, a book I also thoroughly enjoyed this year) praise Emily Wilson for her translation of the book, I jumped at the opportunity.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Stranger

  • By: Sarah Waters
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

In a dusty postwar summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth it

  • By S on 12-29-09

Great novel, less satisfied with the performance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-18

I liked the story as a fan of Gothic novels, although Simon Vance’s character voices were usually distracting.