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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $44.95

    • 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 1,999
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,711
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,701

    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

    • 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 1,323
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,212
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211

    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 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 678
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 634
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 633

    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 645
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 593

    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
    • "A god moved him--who knows?"

    • By Jefferson on 07-25-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      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

    • 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 507
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 460
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      5 out of 5 stars 465

    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, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 34
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    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

    • The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 788
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Audio

    • By Tiffany on 02-18-07

    Regular price: $28.95

    • 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 292
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 180

    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

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      4 out of 5 stars 23
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      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

    • 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 432
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    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

    • 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 157
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      4 out of 5 stars 90
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      4 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    • 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 306
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 16 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 312
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 272

    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

    • The Stephen Mitchell Translation
    • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Stephen Mitchell's The Iliad, the epic story resounds again across 2,700 years, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector, and Priam flows 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. Mitchell's The Iliad is the first translation based on the work of the preeminent Homeric scholar Martin L. West.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, A. T. Murray - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Audio Reading by Griffin!

    • By Carl on 09-21-10

    Regular price: $61.60

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      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

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