Ilium
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    Ilium | Dan Simmons

    Ilium

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (539)
    Story
    (543)

    From the towering heights of Olympos Mons on Mars, the mighty Zeus and his immortal family of gods, goddesses, and demigods look down upon a momentous battle, observing - and often influencing - the legendary exploits of Paris, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, and the clashing armies of Greece and Troy. Thomas Hockenberry, former 21st-century professor and Iliad scholar, watches as well. It is Hockenberry's duty to observe and report on the Trojan War's progress to the so-called deities who saw fit to return him from the dead.

    It's Dan Simmons

    I have read several books by Dan Simmons. Terror was probably my favorite. In all his books with the exception of Hyperion, I believe he writes too mu..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 09 2015 by Jim "The Impatient" (Springfield, MO, United States)
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    Olympos | Dan Simmons

    Olympos

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dan Simmons
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    Overall
    (557)
    Performance
    (506)
    Story
    (508)

    Beneath the gaze of the gods, the mighty armies of Greece and Troy met in fierce and glorious combat, scrupulously following the text set forth in Homer's timeless narrative. But that was before 21st-century scholar Thomas Hockenberry stirred the bloody brew, causing an enraged Achilles to join forces with his archenemy, Hector, and turn his murderous wrath on Zeus and the entire pantheon of divine manipulators; before the swift and terrible mechanical creatures that catered for centuries to the pitiful idle remnants of Earth's human race began massing in the millions, to exterminate rather than serve.

    Excellent, But Sometimes Overwhelming

    The narrator was excellent. His characterizations kept everything understandable, and in a book with this many characters and story lines that is not ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2016 by thomas (charlotte, NC, United States)