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  • The Iliad

  • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
  • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles....

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • many many pages missing in audiobook

  • By Anonymous User on 07-12-2018

many many pages missing in audiobook

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-2018

This reading misses large quantities of the Fagles Illiad translation - no introduction and many sections of the story were removed and summarised, which is a real shame because the story, translation and narration is excellent and if you actually got all of the book it would easily be 4 or 5 stars.

Extremely dissapointing.