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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Narrator: James Simmons Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN:
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Mary Pope Osborne retells thrilling stories from Homer's Odyssey, one of the greatest epics of all time.

Volume 2 includes:
Book Three, Sirens and Sea Monsters
Odysseus and his men have done what no other mortals have done: returned alive from the terrifying Land of the Dead. Armed with warnings and advice from the ghost of the prophet Tiresias, Odysseus is determined to finally sail home to Ithaca. But the enchantress Circe tells him the Greeks will face even more horrors on their journey, including an encounter with Scylla, the six-headed monster, and Charybdis, the deadly whirlpool. Who will survive these terrors, and how?

Book Four, The Gray-Eyed Goddess
Odysseus is trapped on the island of the sea goddess, Calypso. The beautiful goddess wants him to forget his wife and son and marry her, but he is determined to return home. Back in Ithaca, Odysseus' wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, desperately fend off suitors who want to marry Penelope in order to take control of Odysseus' island. It is only with the help of the gray-eyed goddess Athena that they can hope to ever become a family again.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connery | 3/23/2011

    " These books are very short, yet they are the stories you hear of in the "Percy Jackson" series. They go in depth with the King Odyseeous of ithica and his long journy home. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumn | 11/30/2010

    " An exciting condensed version for kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 6/6/2010

    " I hope I read this book before reading "The Sea of Monsters" by Rick Riordan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 6/1/2010

    " A very nice story of Homer's Odyssey. I liked reading more about Greek Mythology and it was very easy to follow. Middle grade students would be able to follow this pretty easily but unsure about how they would deal with some of the things monsters do in the story to they Greeks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ludi Magister | 2/20/2010

    " Read to my students and my children. Best when read with expression and the occasional interpolation to add zest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolina | 1/12/2010

    " Another book that Julian and I read together. He flew through it and begged to read more each night. In my opinion, the only way to read the Odyssey. It is the original story just written so a kid can read it and enjoy it. We now are waiting for the next book from the library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/11/2010

    " I read this with my 7 year old and we both really enjoyed it. It got gruesome at points, but was very easy to understand and fun to read. Can't wait for the next books.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoDean | 4/21/2009

    " This series is completely fascinating for my boy. We even had to make another trip to the library for additional mythology books. Love it when I happen to pick something that inspires further inquiry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 4/8/2009

    " I loved this series. And so did my 7 year old son! If you've never plowed through the Odyssey, but would like to learn the fundementals of this great epic tale, here is the perfect abridged edition! Still poetic and engaging in regular 2nd grade level English. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 2/28/2009

    " reading aloud with my son "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/9/2009

    " Great read aloud introduction to the greek myths for kids. My boys enjoyed the entire series and they were great for me too. It helped me remember how all those stories were related to each other. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maisy | 11/26/2008

    " This was a fascinating book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/7/2008

    " great version for younger readers "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/31/2008

    " We decided to read the Odyssey because the boys wanted to know who Helen of Troy was (because of their baby sister and all). Jonah loved, Micah not so ready for chapter books yet. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the bestselling Magic Tree House series, and she works with her husband Will and her sister Natalie on the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folktales, and works of historical fiction. Many of her books have been named on best-books lists.