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    • The Oresteia

    • By: Aeschylus, Yuri Rasovsky - adaptation from translation, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    In The Oresteia, Aeschylus dramatizes the myth of the curse on the royal house of Argos. The action begins when King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, only to be treacherously slain by his own wife. It ends with the trial of their son, Orestes, who slew his mother to avenge her treachery - a trial with the goddess Athena as judge, the god Apollo as defense attorney, and, as prosecutors, relentless avenging demons called The Furies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Dramatic Trilogy for Both GODS and MEN.

    • By Darwin8u on 06-19-12

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of 50 critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent version

    • By Tad Davis on 08-17-06

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope, and his son, Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Adventure

    • By Ryan on 06-04-10

    Regular price: $44.09

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus, the cunning king of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Odyssey

    • By Elisa on 09-28-08

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Castle Wetterstein

    • By: Frank Wedekind, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Russell Gold, P J Morgan, Amanda Friday, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This play forms part of a tetralogy which focuses on one of Wedekind's obsessive themes: the destructive interplay between primal sexual urges and social convention. Each play revolves around a powerful young female character, who has the power to control and captivate men, but who in turn is destroyed by the exercise of that power. In Castle Wetterstein, that role is represented by Effie, the young daughter of a bourgeois widow, who is being courted by the man who killed her late husband in a duel. 

    Regular price: $9.99