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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Phenomenal

    • By Corey A Hall on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $44.95

    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226

    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
    • Revisit the Classics

    • By The Kindler on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,029
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729

    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 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 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    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 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 713
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 666
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 664

    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 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 661
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 608
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 607

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance

    • By CJD on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two different narrators is annoying...

    • By Mandi on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • 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 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 465
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 470

    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 & The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 789
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 425

    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, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356

    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

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    In his perilous journey home after the Trojan War, Odysseus must pass through the land of the Cyclops, encounter Circe the Enchantress, and face the terrible Charybdis and the six-headed serpent Scylla.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By csk on 06-06-08

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated by: Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
    • Length: 15 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205

    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

    • Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated by: Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    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
    • THIS is the way Homer was meant to be LISTENED to

    • By Deuce on 08-25-11

    Regular price: $32.90

    • Odyssey

    • The Story of Odysseus
    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 158
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 89

    One of the great masterpieces of Western literature, The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars. Though the stormy god of the ocean is determined to keep him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great prose translation, great reading

    • By Tad Davis on 12-02-08

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Crater

    • A Helium-3 Novel
    • By: Homer Hickam
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    A mining colony on the moon. A teen sent on a deadly mission. And a secret bigger than two worlds. It’s the 22nd Century. A tough, pioneering people mine the moon for Helium-3 to produce energy for a desperate, war-torn Earth. Sixteen-year old Crater Trueblood loves his job as a Helium-3 miner. But when he saves a fellow miner, his life changes forever. Impressed by his heroism, the owner of the mine orders Crater to undertake a dangerous mission.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun easy listening

    • By Jase on 07-12-14

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Allen Mandelbaum - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Homer's masterpiece tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, a journey of 10 years and countless thrilling adventures. Rich in Greek folklore and myth, featuring gods and goddesses, monsters and sorceresses, The Odyssey has enchanted listeners around the world for thousands of years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A True Classic

    • By Sher from Provo on 01-20-12

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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 Odyssey (Dramatized)

    • By: Homer, Simon Armitage - dramatisation
    • Narrated by: Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    "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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but not an exam reference!

    • By Joel D Offenberg on 12-27-09

    Regular price: $14.93

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273

    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

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