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  • Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey

  • Two of the Greatest Stories Ever Told
  • Written by: Gillian Cross
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey

Written by: Gillian Cross
Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
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Publisher's Summary

When first published, Walker’s versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey attracted attention for the quality of the writing. 

Multi-award-winning author Gillian Cross makes two of the greatest stories in the world come alive for children in her strong, clear, deceptively simple retellings, which are faithful to the spirit and structure of Homer’s epic poems, and this new bind-up in a friendly format comes complete with an introduction. 

©2018 Gillian Cross (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Very gripping and absorbing

Always wanted to read these works of Homer, but reading the books was very forbidding. This audiobook made me enjoy the timeless tales in a most interesting and absorbing way. Highly recommended!

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  • Ashraf Abaza
  • 13-05-19

Grateful

I was about to buy the unabridged version of Homers Odyssey and the Iliad but I decided to go for this four hours summary and I am glad I did. Judging from the details of the story I would have been lost a 100 times in the unabridged version. it’s beautifully written. The narrator’s neatness adds to the clarity of the events.

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  • durakim
  • 25-05-20

Well done

We listened to this because my 8th grade son was assigned the Odyssey in his literature class and we just could not understand or follow the "Adult" version. Call me simple but at least we understood this version! The narration was good too.

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  • The cool guy
  • 17-03-22

I really like it

I like the voices and the story. Really like the story and the characters really good 😊

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  • JoBo
  • 24-10-21

Tall Tales, Honor and Glory

These timeless stories abbreviated by Mr. Cross and wonderfully narrated by Mr. Pugh are a great review or potentially a terrific introduction to Homer’s work. As to whether the bard was one person or a compilation of many bards over centuries retelling these tales of fallible mankind’s search for honor and glory before they were finally incorporated into codex, consider listening to Elizabeth Vandiver’s interpretative Great Courses series on The Iliad and The Odyssey.

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  • Kathy L. Tedford
  • 17-09-21

Great classic

What can I say? This is a great classic novel. A must read for your library.

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  • kelli
  • 30-07-21

my 9 yo son loved it

my son loved it! he really enjoyed it a lot. fifteen words is alot

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  • Brazilian Customer
  • 30-03-21

excellent!

a masterpiece, wonderfully narrated! a worthwhile, joyful experience. enjoyed every minute! you’ll love it too!

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  • Carol
  • 22-08-20

An Epic Review

I finally have a good understanding of Homer’s epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, because I listened to this narration on audible. The story brought back memories of my heritage with names of many: my grandmother, my aunts, my cousins. It encouraged me to research the location of Troy, Sparta and Ithaca and the relationships of the characters. Thank you, Mr. Cross.

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  • kat26
  • 09-06-20

Great Rendition

I finally got to know what this classic tale was about! I liked the smooth voice.

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  • Gail
  • 06-08-19

Pretty good

Narrator is great.
Simple telling of a couple of ripping yarns.
Great version for children to get them interested.

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  • Gordon Muir
  • 17-07-22

Great stories that all the family enjoyed

We listened in the car as we toured around Kephalonia - Ithica is the next door island and the proximity certainly spurred the kids' (15,13 and 10) early interest but soon we were all hooked on Odysseus' adventures