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THE WAR THAT KILLED ACHILLES The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Michael Page

History • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2009

For those of us who haven't read Homer's ILIAD since literature class, Caroline Alexander's book on the epic about the Trojan War casts a new light on the work. She explores it as an antiwar commentary on a ten-year seemingly senseless war. The book is especially cogent in light of today's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michael Page is superb as narrator. He carries the scholarly passages well without sounding pedantic or somnolent. Yet he adds the right touches of pathos, drama, or bombast in passages from the poetry. Overall, this is a work that, on its face, listeners might not expect to get hooked on. But it's likely they will be pleasantly surprised. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2010]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9919-3 $29.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9921-6 $24.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2009

CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9920-9 $99.97 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4233-9922-3 $39.97 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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