Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $22.28

After 2 months, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Long considered the world's greatest adventure story, The Odyssey is celebration of life in all its infinite variety. The poem has deeply ingrained in us the sense of life as a journey, introducing a gallery of characters and events that have profoundly influenced western literature. Scylla and Charybdis, Circe, the Lotus Eaters, a visit with the dead, and, through it all, Odysseus's determined search for home, are all here in a classic translation. This audio edition reflects the origins of this great epic as a tale meant to be heard - superbly narrated by Tony Award winning Welsh actor and director, Roger Rees, who is best known to television audiences for playing the characters Robin Colcord on Cheers and Lord John Marbury on The West Wing.

Public Domain (P)1992, 2014 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books

What listeners say about The Odyssey

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jan Bradley
  • Jan Bradley
  • 12-05-2020

Shorter than expected

Easy listening, history + entertainment. I always wanted to know about calypso... John Denver song + Pirates of the Caribbean. Interesting. Can’t really rate a classic- it is what it is!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Una
  • Una
  • 08-03-2015

mythology

This was my first exposure to the odyssey and I found it very interesting mythology in the way that creatures mingled with the gods almost as equals though there was always the possibility of annihilation at their hands. The gods were to be feared precisely because they were so wilful and unpredictable. I thought the reader performed very well
but I would not like him to perform EVERY story in the same way. I would hope for more EXPRESSION in other works, though the style suited The Odyssey

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.