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The Odyssey

Narrated by: Anton Lesser
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (64 ratings)

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The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope, and his son, Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers.

Public Domain (P)2007 Naxos Rights International

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"In the front of all poetry stands the poetry of [ancient Greece], and in its foremost rank stand the epics of Homer." (Andrew Lang, Homer and the Epic)

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  • Ryan
  • Mesquite, TX, USA
  • 06-04-10

Great Adventure

Awesome listen. I have always wanted to read the book. Listening to it really get's a person into the story. I'm waiting to rub some olive oil on my skin and I am now a Zeus fearing man.LOL Great story.

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Godlike Anthon Lesser

Anton Lesser gives an amazing performance. I generally prefer audiobooks with some music but he's acting skills are so good and the translation is amazing, I just loved this audiobook!

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  • Dr. R. Brompton
  • 04-17-15

A Classic

A great way to get to know this classic, Anton Lesser is excellent as narrator and the story is thrilling. Phrases such as 'Wine dark sea' and 'His words had wings' are set into context and the actions of the Gods are brought to life in this vivid retelling of The Odyssey. This is a classic in every sense of the word.

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  • John G
  • 05-19-17

Wonderful

This audio book has excellent narration and it is obviously a classic tale. Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-27-18

Greek Mythology

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book...Great Overall Understanding of the subject matter...Though I wish John Lee would have Narrated this version...Thankyou to all concerned...An appropriate underscore would have gone down well also...💛

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-04-19

I'll visit these again

The Iliad & The Odyssey, Narrated by Anton Lesser ! Superb , My walking companions for the past few weeks

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  • Mr Teatime
  • 08-01-17

His words had wings

No idea what that means; but you will hear it 10,000 times. Wow - those Greeks knew how to have a good whinge; and - wow - Homer's world is utterly bereft of morality. Shrewd Odysseus is surely one of the least likable heroes in the canon.

I had read this previously and was expecting something more serious . . . - but this was highly enjoyable and actual comedy gold in some places. Full credit to the narrator and translator for making this so enjoyable. Highly recommended.