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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (29,423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Mitchell Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This brilliant new treatment of the world's oldest epic is a literary event on par with Seamus Heaney's wildly popular Beowulf translation. Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium.

In the ancient city of Uruk, the tyrannical King Gilgamesh tramples citizens like a wild bull. The gods send an untamed man named Enkidu to control the ruthless king, but after fighting, Enkidu and Gilgamesh become great friends and embark on a series of adventures. They kill fearsome creatures before Enkidu succumbs to disease, leaving Gilgamesh despondent and alone. Eventually, Gilgamesh moves forward, and his quest becomes a soul-searching journey of self-discovery.

Mitchell's treatment of this extraordinary work is the finest yet, surpassing previous versions in its preservation of the wisdom and beauty of the original.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 2/7/2014

    " My first foray into the many epics studied as an English education major... I was more intrigued by the history of it than the actual story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brad | 2/6/2014

    " This is a great translation. Fun playful, yet captures the deep emotion of the events. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marcin Wrona | 2/4/2014

    " How does one review the timeless, except to say that even today, four thousand years later, we joke about the idea of women civilizing men. The past may be a different country, but maybe it's not as different as we think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by pri | 1/22/2014

    " Really good translation - the language added so much to the story. "

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