Trade Ed. Naxos AudioBooks 2007
CD ISBN 978-962-634-473-6 $28.98 Four CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Homer's tale of the triumphant Odysseus and his long and treacherous journey home from war sets the stage for an epic audio experience. This abridgment concentrates on the highlights without removing the essential parts of the story. British actor Anton Lesser narrates with clarity and enthusiasm, demonstrating a mastery over Homer's poetic language. He inserts passion and vivacity into a strictly descriptive narrative that has little opportunity for vocal characterization. Lesser sometimes speaks a bit too quickly, hurrying the listener along, but he makes up for this with his strong voice and animated intonation. His grand, confident approach gives the listener an experience reminiscent of the oratory style of the ancient Greeks. T.D.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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