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Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
- By: Padraic Colum
- Narrated by: Sean Pratt
- Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
The Iliad and The Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Written in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of Homer.
- By DoodleHead on 10-11-15
Great story - narration a disappointment.
i like Padraic Colum's style, and would certainly listen to and read more of his work. Pratt's narration, however, was so mournful and soporific that much of the excitement of the scenes he was describing just got lost. Odysseus came across as...well, lacking motivation, and a bit of a wimp, which is hardly the effect that Colum was going for! Pratt has a beautiful, articulate reading manner, but to me it didn't suit the fire and movement of the subject matter.
All that said, this is a thorough exploration of the travels of Odysseus, and will help unknot the background surrounding the woes of Troy. If you can get past the reader, you'll enjoy this.