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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (642 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Narrator: Robert Glenister Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A masterly retelling of Homer's epic poem 'The Iliad' recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek Classics.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gwen Burrow | 2/20/2014

    " Read this a long time ago, but I always like Sutcliff, so it must have been good. Illustrations by Alan Lee are stunning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James B. | 2/10/2014

    " I was very glad to find this illustrated version that I could read to my children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Poiema | 1/24/2014

    " This is a children's version of the Iliad, though not beneath the dignity of an adult. Sutcliff brings the many battle scenes alive in her meticulous telling and is very skilled in her use of vivid imagery. The character development is such that you are able to "see" people as neither good nor bad, but as humans who are capable of either. I think this is especially important in a children's book, because children by nature like to categorize characters in black or white, and literature like this helps them learn that the lines are not so neatly drawn in real life. The themes in this book make for great discussion: honor, betrayal, perseverance, vanity, narcissism, forgiveness, and dignity. A study of ancient Greece is really not complete without dipping into the Iliad and this book served well for my 14 year old daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Josette | 1/10/2014

    " I never had to read The Iliad in High School or college, so I really enjoyed this re-telling of the story. Enjoyed discussing it w/ my kids too (warning for lunchtime reading: the description of Achille's exploits w/ the body of Hector did not go well w/ lunch!) "

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