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    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Iliad experience on Audible

    • By Ganesh on 03-26-13

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,833
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,557
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Odyssey

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 494
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 460

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing for classes!

    • By Cindy on 11-04-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Iliad

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 468

    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).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Iliad

    • A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
    • By: Homer, Caroline Alexander - translator
    • Narrated by: Dominic Keating
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forceful

    • By Tad Davis on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Rocket Boys

    • The Coalwood Series, Book 1
    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 422

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Endearing Memoir of the Early Space Race

    • By Paula on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $22.67

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the audio version you want

    • By Rachel on 04-11-12

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated by: Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fall in love with this new translation

    • By Vicki S. Towne on 03-03-09

    Regular price: $32.90

    • The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 28 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 774
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 410

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Audio

    • By Tiffany on 02-18-07

    Regular price: $28.95

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The beauty of Pope's Iliad made audible.

    • By Jlongtorso on 05-22-14

    Regular price: $21.38

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 15 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Homer's epic poem, written near the end of eighth century BC in Greece, follows the hero Odysseus as he journeys home after the fall of Troy. Many scholars believe that The Odyssey was originally composed as an oral tradition and was more likely meant to be heard than read, making it a great listen.

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Tad Davis on 10-23-11

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 16 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    One of the most extraordinary achievements in world literary history. Too good to be relegated to the dustbin of high-school required reading, the first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. (Translated by Samuel Butler.)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Illiad at three or four times the price worth it?

    • By James M on 12-29-03

    Regular price: $23.80

    • Carrying Albert Home

    • The Somewhat True Story of a Woman, a Husband, and Her Alligator
    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Delightful!!

    • By Sharon on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Homer

    • The Essential Homer
    • By: Homer, Susan Sarandon (introduction), Stanley Lombardo (translator)
    • Narrated by: Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Here are the most exciting and essential parts of two historic, epic poems: the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey". The ancient words of Homer find a new home in today's world - spoken aloud, just as Homer intended. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding abridgement

    • By Paulo Henrique Nobrega Tavares on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $36.40

    • Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated by: Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    The first of Homer's great epic poems, the Iliad portrays the final days of the Trojan war. The Iliad has stood the test of time and is still one of (it not the) best depictions of ancient warfare. It is an essential precursor to the infamous journey of Odysseus. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Iliad made pleasurable.

    • By Anthony on 12-02-07

    Regular price: $32.90

    • Ilias

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Rolf Boysen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Das älteste Werk der abendländischen Literatur, das die Endphase des zehnjährigen Kampfes um Troja schildert - neu zu entdecken in dieser Lesung von Rolf Boysen aus dem Residenztheater in München.

    Regular price: $26.18

    • From Rocket Boys to October Sky

    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable account of the story becoming a movie

    • By G. Eggleston on 01-02-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Roman not Greek

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $7.95

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