The Odyssey by Homer audiobook

The Odyssey

By Homer
Translated by Allen Mandelbaum
Read by Sir Derek Jacobi

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Abridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665171977

  • ISBN: 9781665171953

  • ISBN: 9781665171960

Runtime: 9.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The most popular epic of Western culture springs to life in Allen Mandelbaum's magnificent translation. Homer's masterpiece tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War—a journey of ten years and countless thrilling adventures. Rich in Greek folklore and myth, featuring gods and goddesses, monsters and sorceresses, The Odyssey has enchanted listeners around the world for thousands of years. Mandelbaum's robust, romantic, lyrical translation has an openness and immediacy unsurpassed by any other. Read aloud, it is a wonderful way to experience this enduring classic.

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Author Bio: Homer

Author Bio: Homer

Homer (9th or 8th century BC) is the presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two greatest epic poems of ancient Greece. Virtually nothing is known about his life. Tradition has it that he was blind. Most scholars believe he composed the Iliad and the Odyssey by relying on oral traditions. Their value lies chiefly in the poetry itself, moving from sublime passages about the gods and heroic exploits to passages expressing deep human emotion.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 9.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English