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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julia Spencer-Fleming, Zachary Mason Narrator: Suzanne Toren, Simon Vance Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A brilliant and beguiling reimagining of one of our greatest myths by a gifted young writer.

Zachary Mason’s brilliant and beguiling debut novel, The Lost Books of the Odyssey, reimagines Homer’s classic story of the hero Odysseus and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. With brilliant prose, terrific imagination, and dazzling literary skill, Mason creates alternative episodes, fragments, and revisions of Homer’s original that taken together open up this classic Greek myth to endless reverberating interpretations. The Lost Books of the Odyssey is punctuated with great wit, beauty, and playfulness; it is a daring literary page-turner that marks the emergence of an extraordinary new talent.

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  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A 2010 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Danny Fahey | 2/15/2014

    " Not a narrative as such but a playful and intelligent retelling of various aspects. In a way this book is more like a musical piece with themes replayed over and over again. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Colin | 2/7/2014

    " Helpful to have read Odyssey recently before reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/4/2014

    " At first I didn't understand how it was written because it didn't at all go in order with Homer's Odyssey. Then I realized they were all separate stories. Very interesting and different! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 2/2/2014

    " This story and clever alterations of it are a perfect base for existential exploration. Seems like a big return for a small investment. "

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