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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
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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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  • 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.