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    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • Written by: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Price: CDN$ 25.36

    • Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry and Narrative

    • Written by: Arnold Weinstein, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Arnold Weinstein
    • Length: 32 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The major texts of Western culture are a gateway to wisdom that can widen your views on self and society in enduring ways. And now you can examine its most important works - whether drama, poetry, or narrative - in this series of 64 penetrating lectures that reveal astonishing common ground.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great if you like to learn very in depth

    • By Travis Dean on 2019-03-13

    Price: CDN$ 80.58

    • The Divine Comedy

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dante's Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important epic poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written. It consists of 100 cantos, and (after an introductory canto) they are divided into three sections. Each section is 33 cantos in length, and they describe how Dante and a guide travel through Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not the Original book !

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-18

    Price: CDN$ 75.27

    • Paradise Lost & Paradise Regained

    • Written by: John Milton
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Paradise Lost, along with its companion piece, Paradise Regained, remain the most successful attempts at Greco-Roman style epic poetry in the English language. Remarkably enough, they were written near the end of John Milton's amazing life, a bold testimonial to his mental powers in old age. And, since he had gone completely blind in 1652, 15 years prior to Paradise Lost, he dictated it and all his other works to his daughter.

    Price: CDN$ 82.80

    • The Odyssey

    • Written by: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By RONY ISLAM on 2018-12-23

    Price: CDN$ 56.33

    • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    • Written by: Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, Coleman Barks - translator, John Moyne - translator, and others
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of listeners, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of 13th-century Sufi mystic Rumi more popular than ever. 

    Price: CDN$ 30.67

    • The Kalevala

    • Written by: Elias Lönnrot, Keith Bosley (translator)
    • Narrated by: Keith Bosley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Kalevala provides a compelling insight into the myths and folklore of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, this impressive volume follows a tradition of oral storytelling that goes back some 2000 years, and it is often compared to such epic poems as Homer's Odyssey. However, The Kalevala has little in common with the culture of its Nordic neighbors: It is primarily poetic, it is mythical rather than historic, and its heroes solve their problems with magic more often than violence.

    Price: CDN$ 30.99

    • The Divine Comedy: Inferno

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator)
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most famous of the three canticles that compose The Divine Comedy, "Inferno" describes Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life, with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit.

    Price: CDN$ 30.55

    • Poems

    • The Waste Land und weitere Gedichte
    • Written by: T.S. Eliot
    • Narrated by: T.S. Eliot, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Gert Heidenreich
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    T.S. Eliots Lyrik muss man hören wie Musik. Ob in der kraftvollen Rezitation des Autors selbst oder in den präzisen Lesungen der deutschen Übertragungen: Atemlos lauscht man den freien Rhythmen seiner Sprachmelodie, staunt über die musikalische Komposition der Texte und entdeckt, wie aus seinen mystisch-abstrakten Begriffen Bilder entstehen...

    Price: CDN$ 16.52

    • The Metamorphoses

    • Written by: Ovid
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An undeniable masterpiece of Western Civilization, The Metamorphoses is a continuous narrative that covers all the Olympian legends, seamlessly moving from one story to another in a splendid panorama of savage beauty, charm, and wit. All of the gods and heroes familiar to us are represented. Such familiar legends as Hercules, Perseus and Medusa, Daedelus and Icarus, Diana and Actaeon, and many others, are breathtakingly recreated.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Tale as Old as Time

    • By Melissa on 2019-03-04

    Price: CDN$ 82.80

    • Odyssey

    • Written by: Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated by: Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Odyssey tells of the heroic journey of Odysseus after the Trojan war. In his attempt to return home to Ithaca, this ancient hero is faced with obstacle after obstacle, mythic creature after mythic creature. This is an epic poem encompassing an epic journey as famous as it is classic. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

    Price: CDN$ 37.53

    • The Iliad

    • Written by: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful, and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century BC, and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Well Done

    • By Hmackdad on 2019-01-10

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Iliad

    • Written by: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
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    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good reading

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-16

    Price: CDN$ 35.03

    • The Aeneid

    • Written by: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Simon Callow
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

    Price: CDN$ 41.68

    • 81 Famous Poems

    • An Audio Companion to The Norton Anthology of Poetry
    • Written by: William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herricks
    • Narrated by: Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, Bramwell Fletcher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection of timeless British and American poems is an experience to be treasured. The readings, by brilliant classic actors Alexander Scourby, Nancy Wickwire, and Bramwell Fletcher, are presented in the order they appear in The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Third Edition, and are selected for their ability to delight. The poetry is also among the most anthologized verse in the English language.

    Price: CDN$ 23.12

    • The Odyssey

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • Written by: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • The Inferno of Dante: Translated by Robert Pinsky

    • Written by: Dante Aligheri, Robert Pinsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dramatic, intense, and gripping, The Inferno of Dante is an astonishing masterpiece that no listener can afford to miss. Robert Pinsky, the distinguished American poet, preserves the burning clarity and universal relevance of this 13th-century literary masterpiece in a triumphant new translation for our times. Line by line, canto by canto, Robert Pinksy affirms The Inferno as a powerful living classic for today’s listeners.

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • Inferno: From The Divine Comedy

    • Written by: Dante Alighieri, Benedict Flynn (translator)
    • Narrated by: Heathcote Williams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Abandon all hope you who enter here." ( "Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’intrate.") Dante’s Hell is one of the most remarkable visions in Western literature. An allegory for his and future ages, it is, at the same time, an account of terrifying realism. Passing under a lintel emblazoned with these frightening words, the poet is led down into the depths by Virgil and shown those doomed to suffer eternal torment for vices exhibited and sins committed on earth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • worth the hype

    • By hussam on 2018-03-06

    Price: CDN$ 18.74

    • The Prophet (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • Written by: Kahlil Gibran
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Almustafa has been exiled in the island city of Orphalese for twelve years when he sees his ship coming with the mist. Before he sets sail, the beloved prophet is asked by his followers to impart his truth. In these twenty-eight poetic essays, he offers profound inspiration on such matters of love and friendship, freedom and self-knowledge, joy and sorrow, pleasure, prayer, and death. In doing so, Almustafa offers a universal serenity. A Lebanese émigré to the United States, Gibran wrote The Prophet to transcend the barriers between East and West.

    Price: CDN$ 6.25

    • Beowulf

    • Written by: Seamus Heaney (translator)
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern listeners an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of literature.

    Price: CDN$ 23.14

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