The Adventures of Odysseus

  • by Benedict Flynn
  • Narrated by Benjamin Soames
  • 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Adventures of Odysseus is the story of what happened after the Trojan War when Odysseus, the most cunning of all the Greek heroes, left Troy and made his way back home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It was first told by a poet named Homer nearly 3,000 years ago and is retold in this new version especially for younger listeners.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The Adventures of Odysseus is a modern retelling of Homer's classic tale of a warrior returning to his family after the Trojan War that's sure to capture the imaginations of younger listeners. Voice actor Benjamin Soames, whose résumé includes Shakespearean theater was well as a stint in the Marines, brings dignity and drama to Odysseus's long and tiring journey to rejoin his wife Penelope and son Telemachus. Full of adventure, misdeeds, and above all a desire to be home, The Adventures of Odysseus introduces a whole new generation to this classic epic poem from nearly 3,000 years ago.

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Another Fun Greek Tale

I have really enjoyed these Greek tales by Benedict Flynn. Benjamin Soames does a great job with the narration too. They are relatively short but long enough to get the point across. This series was probably written for young adults but more mature readers will have fun with them too. Read The Tale of Troy first to get the necessary background for this one.
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- reggie p

Fun Adventure

This children's version of Homer's tale is well written and sure to entertain. The narration is adequate wtih a few minor glitches.
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- Kelly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-26-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks