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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Langton - great job despite a daunting work!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd recommend it to anyone; only it is an exceedingly challenging read. I'm listening along with some of The Great Courses to help me understand all the subtleties.

What other book might you compare The Republic to and why?

"Thus Spoke Zarathustra" - in terms of challenge.

Which character – as performed by James Langton – was your favorite?

Langton has done a great job over Socrates' opponents, distinguishing them very nicely, often mockingly, from the main speaker.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Of course not. It's supposed to stimulate your brain to reason.

Any additional comments?

Do not buy this on its own! Start thinking about additional lectures. You won't get it right away.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 04-03-13

What made the experience of listening to Iliad the most enjoyable?

1. Lombardo's well-adapted translation
2. His masterful narration paired with his understanding of the language and culture of the Iliad (after all, he is both the translator and narrator, which shows)
3. The content of the story itself

What was one of the most memorable moments of Iliad?

I still have four books to go to the end, but so far, I'd say Achilles returning to battle

What about Stanley Lombardo and Susan Sarandon ’s performance did you like?

Can't say much about Susan Sarandon's performance since she participates very little; however her pleasant, professional voice is a breath of fresh air at the beginning of every chapter.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Probably Achilles wailing over Patroclas' dead body.

Any additional comments?

This is probably the best edition of the Iliad on Audible. Cheers to Lombardo.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Simply great!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Greatly helps me understand the many implications and symbols in the Iliad.

Any additional comments?

Make sure you buy this along with the Lombardo translation of the Iliad! Both are great renditions!

Helpful!

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

Reviewed: 03-18-13

Where does The Count of Monte Cristo: CliffsNotes rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Irrelevant.

What other book might you compare The Count of Monte Cristo: CliffsNotes to and why?

Irrelevant.

What about Dan John Miller’s performance did you like?

He speaks clearly and does a fair job at presenting the material.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was delighted to hear the points mentioned, most of which I wouldn't have noticed myself.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Masterfully written!

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

Reviewed: 01-08-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. The author's skill permeates every line of it.

What did you like best about this story?

The few characters progress truthfully and despite their small number, the book is never boring. It has so much to teach us.

What does Robin Field bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Robin Field's tone suits the book perfectly - a bit monotonous, even bored at times, dragging his voice - to get the story through to us. All the while it was very easy to listen to and I got through most of it while driving around the city.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not a particular moment. The entire book is an event in itself.

Any additional comments?

If you like stories that move you deeply in their own way, go ahead!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful