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Oedipus Rex Audiobook

Oedipus Rex

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Publisher's Summary

Full-cast dramatization of Oedipus the King, the Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BCE. Featuring Douglas Campbell, Eric House and Robert Goodier.

©2009 Saland Publishing; (P)2009 Saland Publishing

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  • James
    24/11/16
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    "Horrible!!"

    Does not follow the script. Horrible voices. Way too "Theatrical" in a bad way. Do not recommend

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K
    25/05/16
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    "Great reading."

    My only complaint would be the constant echo of repeating words in the background. Other than that good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    31/03/16
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    "most interesting, most incredible"

    Beautifully written, performed, and recorded. I literally cannot get enough of this performance. plus it's creepy AF!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natalyn
    27/07/15
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    "Oedipus Rex"

    The narration was very hard to follow but I still enjoyed the plot!!! Some parts were confusing, and the voices sounded the same

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • wlthlla
    20/05/12
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    "Not a bad story"
    What did you like best about Oedipus Rex? What did you like least?

    The actors did try to spice up their characters. More dramatization for me please.


    What other book might you compare Oedipus Rex to and why?

    Julius Caesar


    Did Douglas Campbell do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes, by changing his voice to suit


    Do you think Oedipus Rex needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. To know how he and his daughters made out.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tad Davis
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    09/02/11
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    "Haunting and beautiful"

    This is a mysterious and haunting audio version. It's basically the soundtrack of a stage production that was done in a highly stylized form some 50 years ago: the actors wore masks and spoke in an "elevated" way, sometimes emphasizing the verse (I believe the translation is by W.B. Yeats), sometimes trailing off into a wail of pain. You can almost imagine you're sitting in one of the great stone amphitheaters of ancient Greece. The tone of it takes some getting used to, but if you let it take hold of you, it's compelling and moving. The closing music, for me, sums up the somber, exalted mood of Greek tragedy better than anything else I've heard.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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