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3.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 53.57 out of 5 3.57 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Unspecified Narrator: Douglas Campbell Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricky | 2/11/2014

    " I thought this play was good. There were some moments in here where the story pulls you into the play. I thought the characters were carefully crafted. This play exhibits many features of the Greek culture. The ending was a big surprise to me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Miranda | 2/7/2014

    " I did not care for Oedipus Rex it was not a very good play to read and in my opinion a waste of time I would defiantly not choose this to read outside of school. I do not enjoy these kinds of books or plays I think they are confusing and unnecessary. The writing style was a little difficult to understand at times and not relatable at all to our lives or at least I would hope not. There are many vivid descriptions like her field was double plowed. It has a very good attention grabber and plot line of the story. The unusual proficy that a son would be born and kill his father who is the king and marry his mom but didnt know it is an excellent engadging factor of this play. Although this story was not my favorite I do like the lenght of this it was ideal to read it aloud and not with on other person or as homework because it allowed us to ask questions and discuss things we didnt understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GreenHazel | 2/1/2014

    " It's a classic tragedy play, I think it's great. It keeps you guessing while telling you everything. Can be hard to read, but if you take it slow and take the time to look up what the words mean, it's understandable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Patrick | 2/1/2014

    " The fate of Oedipus is common knowledge: a man is fated to kill is father and marry his mother. This play tells the story of how he out about it. The story is simple, just some simple conversations between these involved in the original prophecies concerning Oedipus' life. But those conversations lead to discovery, fear, pain, hope, and tragedy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/25/2014

    " The classic story of a Greek tragedy, about how unavoidable fate can be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex Parmentier | 1/18/2014

    " Worth reading for it's history (and figuring out exactly what an Oedipus complex is)- but as romantic as we all are about these ancient texts, they don't stand up to modern literature in complexity, readability, depth of narrative or character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 1/18/2014

    " I like the varied pacing that seems to typify Sophocles' style. The snatches of rapid back-and-forth dialogue feel modern and lively. But this plot was overstuffed for my taste, and was sordid to the point where it made "Medea" look almost quaint. There's something for everyone here: divine curses that afflict whole lands; terrible fates that can't be escaped; seers who know more than they wish to reveal; back-firing acts of kindness; squabbling and paranoia; exile; suicide and self-mutilation...and, of course, the patricide and incest Freud has long since made us associate with the name "Oedipus." Reading the source material, so many years after learning about the "Oedipus complex" was interesting. The story had many other virtues, too. However, the order of events felt awkward to me, and there was just too much stuff crammed into one short play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Coleman | 1/16/2014

    " In response to Ms. Boyd Zenner of Charlottesville's underwhelming ratings of the father of western tragedy, I now mount a Sophoclean juggernaut of five-star bequeathments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 12/31/2013

    " Much better than I thought it would be. Not the kind of book I normally read, but I didn't actually hate it. Kind of gruesome... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandra | 12/20/2013

    " I do not understand how anyone can give less than 5 stars to this masterpiece. Simply fascinating and intense beyond words. You can feel the character's pain, hear his thoughts, you become Oedipus himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Agriffith | 10/27/2013

    " I waivered between 3 or 4 stars on this one - it's such a classic. I remember being so amazed at how the whole thing turns out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 8/28/2013

    " I can't remember if I read this in high school or college, but I remember the story clearly enough (with certain scenes well branded into my brain) that it has to be a good one to be that memorable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 8/14/2013

    " This was one of the hardest reads. I didn't enjoy the writing at all in this particular writing, but I was forced to read it for my theater course. It was an okay read, but I would not want to subject someone else to this book. It is very sad and horrible, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 7/8/2013

    " This book was interesting, yet slightly disturbing and confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Lynn Thomas | 6/19/2013

    " This play was my introduction to, interestingly, Jungian theory. We discussed Freud, too, of course, but I'd learned about him before. Jung is way cooler than Freud. And this play is way cooler with Jung. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Conchie | 4/17/2013

    " Sophocles understood that to see his name in print he would have to appeal to the masses with a base, electrifying tale of love, lust, revenge, and redemption (or not). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/9/2013

    " Reread this today, teaching Madeleine's humanities class. Had fun discussing fate vs. free will with kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Hughes | 10/31/2012

    " this story is messed up! but deffinatley worth reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 8/18/2012

    " It has been a long time, but as I reacall it is actually quite an interesting story. I even saw the play and thought it was really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mohammed | 2/10/2012

    " Tragic so tragic poor Oedipus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chase | 1/11/2012

    " interesting play about fate. they say that you often meet your fate on the path you take to avoid it, this is an ancient illustration of that proverb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iqra | 5/6/2011

    " Love the irony, but not the whole ripping out your eyeballs thing Gross :S "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessamyn | 4/30/2011

    " Well written. There's alot of intertwining of fates, but everything that is goin on is so obvious. There is alot of dramatic irony. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 4/5/2011

    " For me it's about a 3.5. I did enjoy the play itself, but I read it for my english class, and we overdid it. That's the only reason I brought it down a bit. Other than that though, it is a good play, especially because I could understand it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sara | 4/5/2011

    " AP Lit - senior year required reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kendra | 3/16/2011

    " Had to read this twice, both in my General Studies class and Greek & Roman studies. Found it interesting. Somewhat disturbing how he returns to his mother's womb... definitely thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmine | 3/12/2011

    " just fantastic! this book was the first litereary book that actually incited interest within me. Every student, no matter the age, will find this disturbing story enticing and spicy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 3/7/2011

    " Much better than I thought it would be. Not the kind of book I normally read, but I didn't actually hate it. Kind of gruesome... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 3/3/2011

    " For classical structure, there is no better play. But Oedipus is totally a dick. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Catherine | 2/27/2011

    " Eh, necessary to read, but not particularly enjoyable. Prose isn't very inspiring, we all know the story so most of its intended emotional impact is lost. "

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