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  • The Odyssey

  • The Fitzgerald Translation
  • Written by: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dan Stevens does it again!

  • By JeanClaire on 2019-04-08

Dan Stevens does it again!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 2019-04-08

Well done! Enjoyed Fitzgeralds translation and as usual, Dan Stevens does a marvelous job as narrorator.

  • The Iliad

  • The Fitzgerald Translation
  • Written by: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

Since it was first published more than 25 years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" ( Library Journal).

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful

  • By JeanClaire on 2019-03-27

Delightful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-03-27

Very enjoyable audiobook. Stevens did a superb job narrating. Translation was easy to follow. Would recommend!