The Odyssey of Homer (audiobook)

Based on the story by Homer
Adapted and directed by Yuri Rasovsky
Read by a full cast
7.8 hrs • 8 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Audio Theater
Fiction/Classics
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 04/01/03
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Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 04/01/03 9780786192830
$64.00
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 04/01/03 9780786190201
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Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

When this groundbreaking serialized dramatization premiered on radio, critics were unanimous in their praise, calling it “a feast for the ears” and “a magnificent blend of scholarship and showmanship.” It won numerous honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of broadcasting. Now, more than twenty years after its first airing, Blackstone Audio is pleased to present this outstanding production, dramatized here with intermittent discussions by classical scholars.

The ancient poem tells of a man, a hero of cunning rather than brawn, who inhabits three worlds: the world of his own reality, the world of the gods and demigods, and the world of magic and monsters. The interweaving of these three worlds contributes significantly to the delight that The Odyssey has inspired throughout the ages.

Review Quotes

“The adaptation and writing are superb, the sound effects and music are layered in subtly and effectively, and the fine acting humanizes a challenging classic. To conclude each episode, scholars add discussion and insights that remove cultural barriers to a fuller appreciation. The episodes have a richness that invites a second hearing. The series is a rare and wonderful blend of storytelling, drama, and learning. Blackstone deserves credit for its realization that documentaries and dramas from various radio archives can find new life in the audiobook format.”

AudioFile

“For the Odyssey novice, this dramatization is a great way to get acquainted with the basics of the poem. And even for the Odyssey fan, this is a fun ride.”

AudiobooksToday.com

“This national Radio Theatre presentation by fifteen consummate actors is unique and wonderful.”

Kliatt