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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (331 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Narrator: Robert Glenister Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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The long siege is ended. Troy lies in ashes. The black ships of the Greek war-host set sail for home - but for King Odysseus of Ithaca, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced in the Trojan War.

A sequel to Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of The Odyssey transforms Homer's complex epic poem into a traveller's tale with a cast of men, magicians and monsters: the flesh-eating Cyclops, the deadly enchantment of Circe and Odysseus's battle to regain his wife and long-lost kingdom.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christiann Stuart | 2/18/2014

    " The sequel to Black Ships Before Troy: The Story Of The Iliad, this book will delight anyone who loves a good story accompanied by amazing art! Alan Lee's illustrations are (to me) the highlight, but Sutcliff's story will also hold you enthralled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 2/14/2014

    " This is a wonderfully illustrated and condensed version of Homer's classic. I loved the pictures that eerily depict Odysseus' travels after the Trojan War. I hope my kids find it as entertaining as I did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Larysa | 2/11/2014

    " I just read this book for my children's lit class, and I did not like it at all. It was supposed to be a version of the Odyssey for kids, but it was so dumbed down that there was no story or description left. Sure kids would not understand Homer, but they are not stupid. The author could have added so much more, but instead she just gave an outline of the story. I would not recommend it to a child or anyone for that matter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 1/30/2014

    " This book did a great job of writing Odysseus's struggles in a way that captures the audiences attention and keeps them interested in the book. I really enjoyed reading it, but i wouldn't say that it was something I couldn't put down. It was a quick read and good for elementary age students. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 1/29/2014

    " The stories are so amazing!!!! Written in simple language, and a great read for pasting time, or to be in a good mood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RaeLene | 1/21/2014

    " A shortened version of Homer's Odyssey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye Spencer | 1/14/2014

    " I use this book with high school literature/English students as an excellent and accessible retelling of "The Odyssey" by Homer. The author extracted the essential points in the original story and turned them into an engaging, readable narrative for adolescent readers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 1/3/2014

    " Odysseus travels after the war and finally makes it to his home town. I didn't like it very much, but that is because I have a difficult time reading about Greek Myth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nielson | 12/25/2013

    " It was a good book...I especially liked reading about it after I had read the chapter in the Childrens Lit. book about traditional fantasy. It was entertaining and well-written. The pictures added to the book. I thought it was a great book for kids because by reading it, they could get a synopsis of what the Odyssey is all about. The author kept the main details in the book with the poetic-type language normal of that time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 12/12/2013

    " I liked that there was a lot of fighting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/3/2013

    " Retelling of the Odyssey. Fairly violent, but a great retelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 10/11/2013

    " Great! Is a I-must-know-what-finally-happens-in-the-end type of book. Has a happy ending, well, at least for Odysseus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Peters | 10/10/2013

    " This is the childrens version of the Odyssey, and for my children the source of background knowledge for the Percy Jackson series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James B. | 9/5/2013

    " I was glad to find an abbreviated and illustrated version of this great story that I could read to my children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luca | 6/23/2013

    " This book is a great interpretation of Homer's Odyssey. The flow is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/9/2013

    " This book was amazing! I now have such a strong love for classical literature and I look forward to reading much more of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adele | 4/5/2013

    " This is a good version of Homer's Odyssey for kids. I like the Odyssey better than the Iliad and Odysseus better than Achilles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 10/10/2012

    " It was good. I have read the Odyssey twice and it left out some big parts as described in Homer's version. But it contains all the major events and is easier to read making it a good version for children. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 9/1/2012

    " Odysseus is one brave sailor. He sure did go through alot of trials. I am not even close to being as brave as he is. He had quite a life. I don't think I want an adventure like he had. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 1/30/2012

    " Not quite as good as Black Ships Before Troy, but still a nice version of The Odyssey to read out loud to older children. Wonderfully illustrated by Alan Lee of LOTR fame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aimeeshirk | 1/29/2012

    " Great way to introduce Homer to kids. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/3/2011

    " Has happy ending = love that. Also deals with Greek mythology and different Gods. Good adventure book - also includes good life lessons! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/15/2011

    " Great book. It had the most amazing illustrations I've ever seen. It was a good summarized version of the Oddysey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/10/2011

    " this is a good book to teach in children' s literature class. It is easy to read and very interesting. Teachers can also use it as part of a History class. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 6/23/2011

    " The book was very interesting and does introduce Greek mythology. However, it is quite gruesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 5/18/2011

    " I liked that there was a lot of fighting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 4/24/2011

    " This book was amazing! I now have such a strong love for classical literature and I look forward to reading much more of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 4/12/2011

    " I forgot to add this book I read as part of my class last semester. This is a good adaptation of the story of the Odyssey that is more kid-friendly but includes a lot of the detail of the original story. It would be a good introduction for any child to this famous story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adele | 4/10/2011

    " This is a good version of Homer's Odyssey for kids. I like the Odyssey better than the Iliad and Odysseus better than Achilles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 10/28/2010

    " Fun, succinct summary of the Odyssey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 9/21/2010

    " This is a wonderfully illustrated and condensed version of Homer's classic. I loved the pictures that eerily depict Odysseus' travels after the Trojan War. I hope my kids find it as entertaining as I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 7/17/2010

    " Traditional Fantasy

    Grades 5-8

    Themes: heros; Greek mythology

    Ways to use with children: introduce Greek Mythology; lit circles; choose a chapter and act it out or make a movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 7/4/2010

    " The stories are so amazing!!!! Written in simple language, and a great read for pasting time, or to be in a good mood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 1/3/2010

    " I was glad to find an abbreviated and illustrated version of this great story that I could read to my children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/1/2009

    " Great book. It had the most amazing illustrations I've ever seen. It was a good summarized version of the Oddysey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2009

    " The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff (2005) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 5/12/2009

    " Much easier than Odyssey for introducing this classic story. Great way to get younger reader familiar with a very famous story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 5/7/2009

    " Great retelling of the Odyssey. I really enjoy this author. "

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About the Author
Author Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920–1992) was born in Surrey, England. A voracious private reader, she left her regular studies at fourteen to attend art school. In 1950 her first children’s book was published, and from then on, she devoted her time and talents to writing children’s historical novels. Many of her books are set in Roman Britain, a period that particularly interested her. She received the OBE in 1975 and, in 1992, was awarded the CBE. She was still writing on the morning of her death at the age of seventy-two.

About the Narrator

Robert Glenister is a British-born film and television actor best known for his role as Ash Morgan on television’s Hustle and Nicholas Blake in Spooks. He has also narrated numerous audiobooks and earned three AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as a prestigious Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration in 2015.