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  • The Odyssey |  Homer,Robert Fagles - translator

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated By Ian McKellen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (1379)
    Story
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    Arthurian Tapestry says: "Beautiful recording marred by audio problems!"
  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey |  Homer,W. H. D. Rouse - translator

    Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
    Overall
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    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    Ganesh says: "Best Iliad experience on Audible"
  • The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation |  Homer,Robert Fitzgerald - translator

    The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (319)
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    Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

    Cindy says: "Amazing for classes!"
  • The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation |  Homer,Robert Fitzgerald - translator

    The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (351)
    Performance
    (330)
    Story
    (328)

    Since it was first published more than 25 years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal).

    Tad Davis says: "Beautiful"
  • Odyssey |  Homer

    Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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    The Odyssey is an epic poem, written by the ancient Greek philosopher Homer, and considered to be the second oldest piece of western literature still in existence. Scholars believe it was written at the end of the eighth century BC. Still heavily used in schools because of its unique literary makeup and historical value, the poems follow Greek hero Odysseus, as he journeys home after the 10-year long Trojan War. His journey home takes another 10 years, and Odysseus encounters many obstacles.

  • The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander |  Homer,Caroline Alexander - translator

    The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Homer, Caroline Alexander - translator
    • Narrated By Dominic Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
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    Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source - a translation epic in scale yet devastating in its precision and power.

    Tad Davis says: "Forceful"
  • The Iliad & The Odyssey |  Homer

    The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By John Lescault
    Overall
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    Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity.

    Sam says: "Worth the price, worth the time"
  • Rocket Boys: The Coalwood Series, Book 1 | Homer Hickam,Tom Stechschulte

    Rocket Boys: The Coalwood Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam, Tom Stechschulte
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The New York Times best-selling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir - a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space... and who made those dreams come true. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a marvelously entertaining chronicle of triumph.

    Paula says: "Endearing Memoir of the Early Space Race"
  • Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator | Homer Hickam

    Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    Overall
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    Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando, where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed, and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer.

    Sharon says: "Absolutely Delightful!!"
  • The Odyssey (Dramatized) |  Homer,Simon Armitage - dramatisation

    The Odyssey (Dramatized)

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Homer, Simon Armitage - dramatisation
    • Narrated By Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman, full cast
    Overall
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    Performance
    (54)
    Story
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    "My fame is written in the heavens, and my fate too..." So speaks Odysseus as he starts to recount his struggles to sail home to Ithaca, in one of the greatest pieces of storytelling in Western literature. The Odyssey is his incredible traveller's tale, and also the story of his faithful wife Penelope who waits for him, besieged by suitors, and their son Telemachus who has a quest of his own.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "Excellent, but not an exam reference!"
  • Odyssey |  Homer,Stanley Lombardo - translator

    Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated By Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
    Overall
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    Performance
    (154)
    Story
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    The Odyssey tells of the heroic journey of Odysseus after the Trojan war. In his attempt to return home to Ithaca, this ancient hero is faced with obstacle after obstacle, mythic creature after mythic creature. This is an epic poem encompassing an epic journey as famous as it is classic. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

    Vicki S. Towne says: "Fall in love with this new translation"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Richmond Lattimore - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
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    Story
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful, and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century BC, and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Rachel says: "This is the audio version you want"
  • From Rocket Boys to October Sky | Homer Hickam

    From Rocket Boys to October Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    Since the publication of the #1 bestseller Rocket Boys: A Memoir in 1998 and the premiere of the movie October Sky in 1999, many Homer Hickam listeners and fans have wondered how and why he wrote the book, and how the movie was made. Incidental to that are such questions as "What is Jake Gyllenhaal, Chis Cooper, Laura Dern, etc. really like?" and "What's it like to have a movie made about your life?" and "Why are the book and movie different?" and "Why are both book and movie still so popular after all these years?" The answers to those questions and a lot more are in Homer Hickam's new audiobook From Rocket Boys to October Sky.

    Adam says: "An look behind the making of October Sky"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Samuel Butler - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated By Matthew Josdal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    The Iliad, together with The Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The work is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The story concerns events during the 10th and final year in the siege of the city of Troy by the Greeks.

    Amazon Customer says: "Roman not Greek"
  • The Odyssey |  Homer,A. T. Murray - translator

    The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Homer, A. T. Murray - translator
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
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    Story
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    The Odyssey is the greatest adventure story ever written, and one of the great epic masterpieces of Western literature For almost 3,000 years, it has been a storehouse of ancient Greek folklore and myth. It is also our very first novel, if we think of it in terms of romantic plot development, realistic characterizations, frequent change of scene, and heroic dramatic devices.

    Carl says: "Fantastic Audio Reading by Griffin!"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Stephen Mitchell - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
    Overall
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    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    Darwin8u says: "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant Poetry"
  • Sky of Stone: A Memoir | Homer Hickam

    Sky of Stone: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Homer Hickam
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
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    In the summer of '61, Homer "Sonny" Hickam, a year of college behind him, is dreaming of sandy beaches and rocket ships. But before Sonny can reach the seaside fixer-upper where his mother is spending the summer, a telephone call sends him back to the place he thought he had escaped, the gritty coal-mining town of Coalwood, West Virginia. There, Sonny's father, the mine's superintendent, has been accused of negligence in a man's death.

    Paul C. says: "Mr Hickam is a great story teller"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Alexander Pope - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader, Agamemnon.

    Jlongtorso says: "The beauty of Pope's Iliad made audible."
  • The Odyssey |  Homer,Ian Johnston - translator

    The Odyssey

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
    Overall
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    (2)
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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, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle.

    Elisa says: "The Odyssey"
  • La Odisea [The Odyssey] |  Homer

    La Odisea [The Odyssey]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Daniel Quintero
    Overall
    (22)
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    Los viajes y aventuras de Ulises. La anecdota suele regodearse sobre la figura legendaria de Homero, supuesto juglar ciego que iba de pueblo en pueblo cantando sus grandes narraciones epicas. La Iliada, una narracion de la Guerra de Troya, originada en el rapto que hizo Paris de la mujer mas bella del mundo, Helena y La Odisea, la descripcion de las aventuras del sabio Ulises u Odiseo en su vuelta a Itaca, su patria, terminada la guerra...

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