Extended Audio Sample

Download Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy (Unabridged), by Padraic Colum
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Padraic Colum Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2002 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

The Iliad and The Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Written in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of Homer. Download and start listening now!

BK_COMM_000033

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 1/1/2014

    " Wonderful prep for Homer. Also incredible is Blackstone Audiobooks' version read by Robert Whitfield. Masterful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/20/2013

    " Homer adapted for young readers by noted Irish poet perfect for reading aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/26/2013

    " Instead of grading papers, I read it to my daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 11/5/2013

    " its pretty exiting but they talk kinda wierd. but theres lots of fights and its cool "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 8/21/2013

    " My kids loved this book! (And I enjoyed reading it to them!) Very palatable Homer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 8/19/2013

    " AWESOME! Finally the tale of Odysseus in a language I can actually understand! The plot is surprisingly interesting... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rakisha | 7/29/2013

    " I downloaded the a free audio version and listened to it with my children at bedtime. I had never read the original Homer but I knew of the tale. It was nice to hear the adventures and tales in accessible language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 6/8/2013

    " Padraic Colum managed to simplify the tale for easy modern reading, yet retain the poetic rhythm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kl | 4/2/2013

    " A great introduction for children!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/30/2012

    " Excellent Librivox recording by Elizabeth Klett. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/16/2012

    " I'm embarrassed at the difficulty I'm having reading this book, and how children 100 years ago must have been better schooled. The timeless tales told in an abridged format, but without losing the literary interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 10/13/2012

    " Wonderful way to introduce Homer to kids and learn the Odyssey "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 9/20/2012

    " I was a little cunfusing. I think at one piont some one was telling a story of a man who told a story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanna | 3/3/2012

    " We only read half of this and had to return it to the library. We liked the version by Usborne so much better. This was still a good read especially if it's all your library has. My kids love ancient Greek stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Agnofeld | 1/1/2012

    " Quite good.... Children of Odin is better of course "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josette | 8/24/2011

    " Since I managed to get through both H.S. and college w/o reading the The Iliad or The Odyssey, I am glad to have finally read this adaptation to my children so at least I know the story! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexis Collins | 8/3/2011

    " This version is an easier read than the original one that I studied in my school years. Although it was not a book that I enjoyed as much as I did a few other ones, it was nice to revisit this timeless classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy | 6/11/2011

    " The kids and I really enjoyed this book. This is a great first introduction to Homer, capturing all the excitement, adventure and emotion of the original stories. Highly recommended for children ages 8 and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simala Kureishy | 5/28/2011

    " As a teenager I remember trying to unsuccessfully read Homer (not the children's version). Children's Homer is interesting and very easy to read. Well, now you know my reading level! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/14/2011

    " It is a rich story, although I found it difficult to read aloud. We listened to the audio version and that helped the story come alive for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keturah | 4/1/2011

    " The first part is a little confusing but besides that it is an awesome book!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garrett | 11/29/2010

    " I had to read this for one of my classes this year and the book was ok, not the best. It had its ups and downs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kl | 9/25/2010

    " A great introduction for children!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/12/2009

    " I was a little cunfusing. I think at one piont some one was telling a story of a man who told a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 8/23/2009

    " AWESOME! Finally the tale of Odysseus in a language I can actually understand! The plot is surprisingly interesting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 6/6/2009

    " its pretty exiting but they talk kinda wierd. but theres lots of fights and its cool "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 3/22/2009

    " Wonderful way to introduce Homer to kids and learn the Odyssey
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garrett | 1/10/2009

    " I had to read this for one of my classes this year and the book was ok, not the best. It had its ups and downs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex | 8/20/2008

    " Long book but worth to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 7/30/2008

    " My kids loved this book! (And I enjoyed reading it to them!) Very palatable Homer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/15/2007

    " I'm embarrassed at the difficulty I'm having reading this book, and how children 100 years ago must have been better schooled. The timeless tales told in an abridged format, but without losing the literary interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 8/16/2007

    " Wonderful prep for Homer. Also incredible is Blackstone Audiobooks' version read by Robert Whitfield. Masterful! "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations