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  • The Odyssey (Dramatised)

  • By: Homer, Simon Armitage - dramatisation
  • Narrated by: Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman, full cast
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 35

"My fame is written in the heavens, and my fate too..." So speaks Odysseus as he starts to recount his struggles to sail home to Ithaca, in one of the greatest pieces of storytelling in Western literature. The Odyssey is his incredible traveller's tale, and also the story of his faithful wife Penelope who waits for him, besieged by suitors, and their son Telemachus who has a quest of his own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good fun

  • By Judy Corstjens on 06-09-15

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-06

This is a wonderful full drama really bringing the text to life, with all the quality that the BBC are famous for.

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