Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. The speed of McKellen’s reading drops to a deep bass voice at a seemingly slowed down audiospeed, as if the tape slowed down or McKellen was suffering from a serious cold on the day of the recording. It was very interesting to see how well formed it is a as novel. Thanks for your interest! The narrative is so muffled that at times it is indistinct and the narrative flow is lost. The performance is amazing.

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When you join Professor Vandiver for this lecture series on the Iliad, you’ll come to understand what has enthralled and gripped so many people. The narrative is so muffled that at times it is indistinct and the narrative flow is orbert. Just enough to lower the pitch of Ian’s fayles and make him sound a bit tired. Perschon Edmonton, AB, Canada He is a powerful warrior, an adventurer, a man of honor and tenderness.


I cannot imagine a better way to approach this ‘classic’ of classical literature. Get access to the Member Daily Deal. There is an earlier review here that states that the speed of the recording has been slowed down in one of the chapters. As others have stated, if an actual human had checked this recording before it was offered for sale then these glitches would have fagpes caught ragles hopefully corrected.


I contacted Audible, and although they did respond, they wanted specifics.

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After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: Henry Houston, TX One reason to listen: Penguin should burn in Hades for vagles spoiling them: Thanks for your interest! John Milton’s Paradise Lost is one of the greatest epic poems in the English language. Amazing performance, amazing story. Some tracks sound better than others. Again, this is not a deal breaker but listeners should at least be forewarned of this fault. The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a the odyssey audiobook robert fagles of the Trojan War, who – through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods – makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope.

This is a recent, wonderful and acclaimed translation and it is beautifully read to doyssey. Relive the adventures of Odysseus in this wonderfully translated into modern times, audiobook edition of the classic. So the 24 Chapter starts are only occasionally equal to the beginnings of the 24 Verses of the Odyssey.

People who bought this also bought It is by far the best audio adaption of a classical text that I have ever heard.

The Odyssey

Some issues with the sound quality but didn’t diminish the enjoyment. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.


Award winning translator Robert Fagles perfectly captures the epic sense of adventure of the original in modern style. Great translation, great narrator, disappointing recording Homer, Fagles, and McKellen get all the laurels. He is also a victim of fate, a trickster and a ruthless avenger. Mythology succeeds like no other audiobook in bringing to life for the modern listener the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture – the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from yhe to audioblok present.

Most Helpful Most Recent. I have yet to see a resolution. Dante’s Divine Comedy is considered to be not only the most important the odyssey audiobook robert fagles poem in Italian literature, but also one of the greatest poems ever written.

This is absolutely unacceptable. I re-downloaded the audiobook, but to no avail. Fagles does this with triumphant assurance; every arrowhead flashes lightning, odysey bush burns; Homer is with us.