Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey by Homer audiobook

Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

By Homer
Translated by W. H. D. Rouse
Read by Anthony Heald

Blackstone Publishing, Craig Black
25.03 Hours Unabridged
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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 heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched in song and story. Driven by fierce passions and loyalties, men and gods battle to a devastating conclusion. 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, Penelope. Though the stormy god of the ocean has sworn vengeance against him, and witches and sirens try to lure him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side.

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Summary

Summary

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 heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched in song and story. Driven by fierce passions and loyalties, men and gods battle to a devastating conclusion.

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, Penelope. Though the stormy god of the ocean has sworn vengeance against him, and witches and sirens try to lure him off course, Odysseus is clever and has the brilliant goddess Athena on his side.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The best translation of Homer that I have ever read is by W. H. D. Rouse.” Dudley Fitts
The Iliad is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to call it a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action.” Amazon.com, editorial review
The Odyssey…is told in easy-going, beautiful poetry.” Amazon.com, editorial review 
“The best part about these audio translations of Homer’s work is May’s entertaining unvoiced reading. Her narration is filled with expression and enthusiasm.” Kliatt

Reviews

Reviews

by Orlando 9/13/2017
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This IS the version to read - wonderful!

I wanted to thank Mr. Heald for doing such an amazing job reading Homer's books. I loved loved loved it. I enjoyed knowing who was speaking in the story because Heald made it so abundantly clear in his voice acting. The parts were read so well I felt as if I was there in the story. Thank you so much for an enjoyable read... I will be looking for more by this same reader. Cheers!

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 25.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English