Showing results by author "Caroline Alexander"

Categories

All Categories

5 results
Sort by
    • 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 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

    • The War That Killed Achilles

    • The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
    • By: Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    Few warriors, in life or literature, have challenged their commanding officer and the rationale of the war they fought as fiercely as did Homer's hero Achilles. Today, the Iliad is celebrated as one of the greatest works in literature, the epic of all epics; many have forgotten that the subject of this ancient poem was war - not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but War, in all its enduring devastation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of Surprises

    • By Roy on 12-14-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Endurance

    • By: Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated by: Michael Tezla, Martin Rubin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    In August 1914, renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. They came with in eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack, and the crew was stranded on the floes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Endurance

    • By Todd on 11-24-09

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Bounty

    • The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
    • By: Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    More than two centuries after Master's Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A must for any Bounty buff

    • By Red Emma on 01-18-11

    Regular price: $24.50

    • One Dry Season

    • In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley
    • By: Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
    • Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    When she first read of Victorian explorer Mary Kingsley’s travels in the French colony of Gabon, Alexander knew she had to experience the present-day nation for herself. Soon she is retracing Kingsley’s route - struggling through tangled vines in humid rain forests, chugging up the churning Ogooué River in a packed steamer, and fending off gigantic cockroaches. The country she discovers is a challenging mixture of Africa’s exotic past and its practical present

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How much can one say about Gabon?

    • By John S. on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $25.19