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    • Gilgamesh: The New Translation

    • By: Gerald J. Davis
    • Narrated by: John Hanks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    The Epic of Gilgamesh relates the tale of the fifth king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern-day Iraq), who reigned for 126 years, according to the ancient Sumerian list of kings. Gilgamesh was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Poetic translation of an epic story

    • By Karen on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Beowulf: The New Translation

    • By: Gerald J. Davis
    • Narrated by: John Hanks
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    The origins, history and authorship of Beowulf are shrouded in uncertainty. This heroic epic probably began, as most do, with a wandering troubadour strumming a stringed instrument, sitting before a hearth-fire, and singing the verses to a spellbound audience arrayed before him. Beowulf is a rousing adventure story, filled with intrepid heroes, monsters and fire-breathing dragons, which can be listened to for the sheer enjoyment of the tale.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable listen

    • By Katincan on 07-05-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Don Quixote

    • By: Miguel de Cervantes, Gerald J. Davis (translator)
    • Narrated by: John Hanks
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. This is the story that a Nobel Prize Committee survey of one hundred of the world's best writers named "the greatest book of all time."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful, magical listen

    • By Karen on 12-01-13

    Regular price: $29.95