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  • The Aeneid

  • By: Virgil
  • Narrated by: David Collins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15

The masterpiece of Rome's greatest poet, Virgil's Aeneid has inspired generations of readers and holds a central place in Western literature. The epic tells the story of a group of refugees from the ruined city of Troy, whose attempts to reach a promised land in the West are continually frustrated by the hostile goddess Juno. Finally reaching Italy, their leader, Aeneas, is forced to fight a bitter war against the natives to establish the foundations from which Rome is destined to rise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Enormously good.

  • By Christopher Rowe-Spencer on 15-06-2018

Excellent reading of a classic

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Reviewed: 06-03-2019

very good narration, not easy to do. worthwhile if you want to understand national foundation myths...

  • On the Shortness of Life

  • Stoics in Their Own Words, Book 4
  • By: Seneca
  • Narrated by: Joseph Kent
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1

Why do we complain of Nature? She has shown herself kindly; life, if you know how to use it, is long. But one man is possessed by an avarice that is insatiable, another by a toilsome devotion to tasks that are useless; one man is besotted with wine, another is paralyzed by sloth; one man is exhausted by an ambition that always hangs upon the decision of others, another, driven on by the greed of the trader, is led over all lands and all seas by the hope of gain; some are tormented by a passion for war and are always either bent upon inflicting danger upon others.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • shocking narrator spoils a classic

  • By Anonymous User on 15-07-2018

shocking narrator spoils a classic

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-2018

the narration is hateful and sounds like an infomercial... seriously, how did this ever get through

  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

  • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
  • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
  • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic

  • By Corey on 30-08-2018

Everyone should read or listen to this.

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Reviewed: 24-12-2017

it is so well read and a pleasure to listen to. great lessons for anyone