Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory. The action begins when King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, only to be treacherously slain by his own wife. Allegory for life from years ago.
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You'd think with a title this popular they'd address the problem, or maybe the publisher would tell Audible to get their act together. One segment, Chapters 9 to 12 in the audiobook, middle of Verse 10 to the end of Verse 12 in Homer, has a significant audio issue. Given it is an epic, be prepared for the repetition and phrasing. It even sounds afgles a different narrator.
The Odyssey (Audiobook) by Homer, Robert Fagles - translator | acclivo.us
Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is among the most powerful and influential tragedies in the English language. I found myself adjusting the treble on my speakers odyxsey. Posted in Audio Book ReviewReviews. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall.
I re-downloaded the audiobook, but to no avail. Don't waste your time or money on this one. Tortured by his conscience and fearful of discovery, he becomes fatally enmeshed in a odyssfy of treachery and deceit. Exceptional - Allegory for life from years ago.
A word clipped, resulting in missing perhaps a second or two of reading. I have to admit, I was a little surprised at how many tears were shed by practically everyone included in the story.
Gabriele portland, OR, United States They do not detract much from the deeds of the most unlucky of heroes, Odysseus; but there were times in which they did not seem to enhance the story much either. You can do better, Amazon! Cherish the images as the audiobooj of this great tale is woven before the eyes of the mind. After a while that almost become comforting.
The Odyssey Audio Book Review
To read new reviews and free audiobooks. Homer, Fagles, and McKellen get all the laurels. What mars this book has nothing to do with the narration or translation, but with the quality of the audio file audiobbook.
After trial, you'll get 3 titles each month: This is the tale of tragedy and triumph, a classic story where all modern tales of heroes are based upon. Homer, Emily Wilson - translator Narrated by: The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns.
Her compelling lecture look at this literary masterpiece -whether it's the work of many authors or the "vision" of a single blind poet - makes it vividly clear why, after almost 3, years, the Iliad remains not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told but also one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written.
This book is an excellent reading of the Odyssey. These outstanding qualities count for little as the sound quality is so poor that at times one gives up listening out of sheer frustration.
James Joyce Narrated by: It tells the story of the Fall of Man, a tale of immense drama and excitement, of rebellion and treachery, of innocence pitted against corruption, in which God and Satan fight a bitter battle for control of mankind's destiny. This is a classic tale that is a must for all book lovers and fans of the adventure genre.
Fitzgerald's rendering speaks directly to the modern listener, inviting us to share the excitement, adventure, and human tears as Aeneas, the warrior hero, escapes from the burning city of Troy, embarks on a long and perilous journey, and eventually, triumphantly establishes a new nation: Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught.
Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another. I contacted Audible, and although they did respond, they wanted specifics. 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.