Through the eyes of his devoted friend and companion, Patroclus, we see the Achilles of Greek myth come of age and wrestle with his destiny as a warrior hero. Frazer Douglas narrates with an appealing British voice and a subdued tone; his transitions between dialogue and narrative aren't always smooth or consistent, and some of the subtlety of Miller's poetic language seems lost in the translation from text to audio. What listeners do hear is every bit of Patroclus's fascination with and love for Achilles; we feel like firsthand witnesses to the development of an intimate relationship and are swept up in the romance of it. Anyone familiar with THE ILIAD knows how this epic love story must end. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2012]
Digital Download Harper Audio 2012
DD ISBN 9780062115577 $24.99
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