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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (138 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Lancelyn Green Narrator: Edward Lewi Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“It is in my mind,” said Zeus, “to cause the great and glorious war of Troy, that shall be famous to the end of time.”

The Tale of Troy tells of the last great adventure of the Heroic Age. It is the story of Helen and the judgment of Paris; of the gathering of the heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles, reared by the centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus, his great strategy of the Wooden Horse, and of his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece.

These legends have been told again and again, passed down for over three thousand years. This masterly retelling makes them as vivid and exciting as they were all those years ago.

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  • “Roger Lancelyn Green’s retellings are among the most accessible, particularly for younger listeners, while retaining the poetic quality of the ancient texts.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sam's Happy | 8/30/2008

    " I loved just about the whole thing. My favorite character was Hector. I liked the big battle. I wish the Trojans had won because I like them better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dobarah | 7/18/2008

    " The story is well told, but I listened to the version from Overdrive...and the recording was second rate. I think my children would like the book much better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tim | 6/15/2008

    " Reads a bit too much like a phone book, with numerous characters appearing only once and having names too difficult to remember. The treatment of women may shock modern readers. Many famous heroes appear here and in all I felt that time spent reading the book was time spent wisely. "

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About the Author
Author Roger Lancelyn Green

Roger Lancelyn Green (1918–1987) became interested in myths and legends at an early age. Frequently absent from school due to illness, he spent his time browsing through the books of the magnificent Queen Anne library at his home in England. He loved fairy tales, adventure stories, and traditional legends from around the world. While at Oxford he made a special study of fairy tales and myths. He published a large number of books, but it is his skill as a master storyteller that gives the tales their freshness alongside their familiarity.