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THE ODYSSEY

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ian McKellen

Classics • 13.25 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

That "man of twists and turns," the great Odysseus, is a fitting hero for modern contemplation. He is a powerful warrior, an adventurer, a man of honor and tenderness. He is a survivor. He is also a victim of fate, a trickster and a ruthless avenger. In Robert Fagles's masterful translation we have a fresh look at this old story. Fagles chose to preserve the iambic pentameter form which, as Ian McKellen presents it, is never singsong but always singing. The story dances quietly along, pulling the listener toward the inevitable cadence that concludes each book. It's a deeply satisfying experience to listen to McKellen's subtle, resonant voice weave the story. Cherish the images as the web of this great tale is woven before the eyes of the mind. L.R.S. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 97]

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Formats

Retail pak • Penguin Audiobooks • 1996

CS ISBN 014086430X $45.95 • Twelve cassettes

CD ISBN 0-14-305824-X $39.95 • Eleven CDs

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