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Author: Homer, Yuri Rasovsky Narrator: a full cast Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481562218
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When this groundbreaking serialized dramatization premiered on radio, critics were unanimous in their praise, calling it "a feast for the ears" and "a magnificent blend of scholarship and showmanship." It won numerous honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Pulitzer Prize of broadcasting. Now, more than twenty years after its first airing, Blackstone Audio is pleased to present this outstanding production, dramatized here with intermittent discussions by classical scholars.

The ancient poem tells of a man, a hero of cunning rather than brawn, who inhabits three worlds: the world of his own reality, the world of the gods and demigods, and the world of magic and monsters. The interweaving of these three worlds contributes significantly to the delight that The Odyssey has inspired throughout the ages.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Odyssey is widely considered to be a seminal work in Western literature.”

    BBC (London)

  • “The adaptation and writing are superb, the sound effects and music are layered in subtly and effectively, and the fine acting humanizes a challenging classic. To conclude each episode, scholars add discussion and insights that remove cultural barriers to a fuller appreciation. The episodes have a richness that invites a second hearing. The series is a rare and wonderful blend of storytelling, drama, and learning. Blackstone deserves credit for its realization that documentaries and dramas from various radio archives can find new life in the audiobook format.”

    AudioFile

  • “For the Odyssey novice, this dramatization is a great way to get acquainted with the basics of the poem. And even for the Odyssey fan, this is a fun ride.”

    AudiobooksToday.com

  • “This national Radio Theatre presentation by fifteen consummate actors is unique and wonderful.”

    Kliatt 

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Homer (9th or 8th century BC) is the presumed author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two greatest epic poems of ancient Greece. Virtually nothing is known about his life. Tradition has it that he was blind. Most scholars believe he composed the Iliad and the Odyssey by relying on oral traditions. Their value lies chiefly in the poetry itself, moving from sublime passages about the gods and heroic exploits to passages expressing deep human emotion.

About the Narrator

Kirk Franklin is the top gospel artist in Nielsen Soundscan history, selling more than twelve million albums and more than twenty #1 gospel hits. The host of his own talent search program, Sunday Best, he is the winner of seven Grammy awards, six NAACP awards, and many other honors. Also the author of the memoir, Church Boy: My Music & My Life, he lives in Texas with his wife and children.