• Antigone

  • By: Sophocles
  • Narrated by: John Fehskens
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Antigone

By: Sophocles
Narrated by: John Fehskens
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Publisher's summary

Antigone, daughter of Jocasta and Oedipus, faces great challenges when she must arrange a formal burial for her brother, Polynices. This rendition of Antigone by Sophocles is of the highest-caliber audio. It's completely unabridged. Enjoy the classic story of Antigone narrated to perfection.

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classic humor of suicide and murder

I don't know whose idea was to make tragedies funny but I'm kind of glad they did. the narration here is only one person which is not nearly as fun when the narration is done really well and everyone gets really into it. I think I might should have purchased the Oedipus stories also and just listen to all three.

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Overall okay performance

Initially unimpressed with narration but with continued listening it improved and was overall a decent listen. Had to listen to this play a few times to really appreciate it.

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Antigone

Antigone more like pretty fun. Good narration. Good tragedy. I only need six more words all I really wanted to do was rate the book not write a review — oh look! I have plenty of words now.

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unlistenable for me.

another reviewer said that the translation required more attention than the story deserved. until I got a few tries into this hot mess, I didn't catch that it meant this listen was a waste of time. it wasn't the translation, it was the narrator. announcing whose line it was didn't cut it for me, it made listening a chore. classic story deserves a better effort.

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Worthy of Shakespeare

It was a surprise that the translation from ancient Greek was to Elizabethan English. That required more concentration than the story deserved. But all in all, a very interesting story, well presented.

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It Was More Interesting than the Iliad

This was definitely one of the more interesting books/plays that I have read this year in my high school English class covering antiquity.

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