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3.00065789473684 out of 53.00065789473684 out of 53.00065789473684 out of 53.00065789473684 out of 53.00065789473684 out of 5 3.00 (4,560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret George Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Daughter of a god, wife of a king, prize of antiquity’s bloodiest war, Helen of Troy has inspired artists for millennia. Now Margaret George, the highly acclaimed bestselling historical novelist, has turned her intelligent, perceptive eye to the myth that is Helen of Troy.

Margaret George breathes new life into the great Homeric tale by having Helen narrate her own story. Through her eyes and in her voice, we experience the young Helen’s discovery of her divine origin and her terrifying beauty. While hardly more than a girl, Helen married the remote Spartan king Menelaus and bore him a daughter. By the age of twenty, the world’s most beautiful woman was resigned to a passionless marriage, until she encountered the handsome Trojan prince Paris. And once the lovers flee to Troy, war, murder, and tragedy become inevitable.

In Helen of Troy, Margaret George has captured a timeless legend in a mesmerizing tale of a woman whose life was destined to create strife, and destroy civilizations.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by heather | 4/3/2016

    " read it when I was younger.... now listening to it at work. wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathy | 2/18/2014

    " I learned a lot from this book, but it was quite long so I did find myself drifting a bit. Still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Silvio Curtis | 2/11/2014

    " Of the several novels I've read about Helen this year, this is the only one that covers her whole life, before, during, and even after the Trojan War. It incorporates a lot of scenes from Homer, and probably from other mythological sources I haven't read yet, but shuffles their chronology without any clear point that I could see. I thought the middle was weak. The myth is full of dramatic situations of all kinds and the book didn't convey the emotional intensity that they ought to inspire. The beginning and the end were delightfully imaginative, though, not so much in story as in details. The whole book is the kind that emphasizes detail, and is worth a try for those of us who like that, but not for people who don't like slow plots. "

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

    " great author - i have read a number of her books - always interesting - she joins fact with fiction beautifully "

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