The Iliad

  • by Homer
  • Narrated by John Lescault
  • 16 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

One of the most extraordinary achievements in world literary history. An immensely influential and compelling epic poem of the Trojan War, with characters whose names have become legendary. Too good to be relegated to the dustbin of high-school required reading, the first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. (Translated by Samuel Butler.)

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Illiad at three or four times the price worth it?

At first I was extremely hesitant to pay so much for an audible title. After carefully considering it I went ahead an made the purchase. I did not regret the expense of this recording one bit.

The narrative was concise and clear. The recording quality was excellent and consistent. There were very few of the annoying changes in the speaker?s volume and tempo that plague so many other recording that can do so much to spoil a work like the Illiad.

Instead the consistent narrative captured the emotion of the work without being campy or maudlin.

The best by far of the Illiad recordings that are available.
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- James M

Don't do it!

Having always wanted to read this title I was excited with it became available here. However, I only made it through about two hours before I had to turn it off forever. The readers voice is flat and unimaginative. This is a major concern, for a better reader would have been the only way one could get through the pages and pages of ship and hero listings. If you are a great fan of classic greek poetry and want to read this title just to say you did this may be for you. Otherwise, spend your money or subscription slot on something else.
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- Carter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2003
  • Publisher: Findaway World