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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5 4.70 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Padraic Colum Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Padraic Colum’s classic retelling combines the immortal stories from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Come voyage to ancient Greece with Achilles who, guided by the gods, seeks vengeance on the Trojans. And follow Odysseus on his perilous journey on the sea—through the land of the Cyclopes, past Circe the Enchantress, the terrible Charybdis, and the six-headed serpent Scylla.

Young readers will delight in these accessible tales of action and adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Published in 1918, Colum’s stirring telling of the Greek epics is still unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Vance’s] distinct narration gives a clear rendition of classic myths The Iliad and The Odyssey. The reading is intelligible to children yet preserves the heroic style of the sagas. It is a treat to hear Greek words pronounced with such ease.” 

    Lolly Gepson 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kl | 9/25/2010

    " A great introduction for children!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anna | 12/12/2009

    " I was a little cunfusing. I think at one piont some one was telling a story of a man who told a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Grace | 8/23/2009

    " AWESOME! Finally the tale of Odysseus in a language I can actually understand! The plot is surprisingly interesting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack | 6/6/2009

    " its pretty exiting but they talk kinda wierd. but theres lots of fights and its cool "

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