Three Greek Tragedies

Narrated by: uncredited
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Classics, Drama
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Blood, gore, thrills, chills, and romance abound in these plays by three of the great Greek authors. Included are "Medea" by Euripides; "Antigone" by Sophocles; and "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus.
©2005 Audio Book Contractors, Inc. (P)2007 Audio Book Contractors, Inc.

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Two Minor Complaints

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Just two complaints:

(1) While the stories are unrelated, it seems to me it would have been better to arrange the presentation of the recordings to correlate with the chronological order in which each was originally written--as the genre of Greek drama & tragedy evolved over the lifetimes of these authors;

(2) While Flo Gibson was/is indeed a good narrator, it would have been better to have had a reader for each of the cast of characters--as it is hard to follow a single reader for all parts.

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Makes assigned Greek tragedy reading bearable!!!

What did you love best about Three Greek Tragedies?

The narration and characterization was EXCELLENT!!

What did you like best about this story?

There were three stories, all compelling and interesting.

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

Intensity, interest, complexity.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. But that is only because Greek tragedies were not meant to be listened to 3 at a time!!

Any additional comments?

Well worth the $/credit.

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Extremely awful narration

The narration is perhaps one of the worst performances anywhere conducted to bring vocal life to a book, or as in this case, not only take life away from it but also stamp down on any remaining flame of life with wicked vengeance. The performance itself is adequate to render this great drama of betrayal and vengeance and dismay an utter torment to listen to. Find a better version to listen to, which considering how absolutely catastrophic this is, would be any other version available.