Retail pak Harper Audio 2002
CS ISBN 0060524332 $18.00 Two cassettes
With the Magic Tree House series, Osborne brought the excitement of history into the hands of young readers. With this new undertaking, she brings alive the ultimate adventure story, that of Homer's ODYSSEY. Narrator James Simmons makes listeners feel as if they're sitting at the feet of the bard himself. In this first of six books, Osborne provides background on Greek mythology and the Trojan War and then starts Odysseus on his travels. Simmon's narration brims with excitement and vigor and expresses both sympathy for the foibles of humankind and awe for the power of supernatural creatures. He booms hate as the blinded Cyclops shouts out to "no one," fades off ethereally as Odysseus's mother speaks her mind, and wails with despair as Odysseus sees his ships and men wasted before his eyes. Enjoy, and look forward to subsequent recordings! A.R Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 03]
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