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The Aeneid

By: Virgil
Narrated by: David Collins
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

The masterpiece of Rome's greatest poet, Virgil's Aeneid has inspired generations of readers and holds a central place in Western literature. The epic tells the story of a group of refugees from the ruined city of Troy, whose attempts to reach a promised land in the West are continually frustrated by the hostile goddess Juno. Finally reaching Italy, their leader, Aeneas, is forced to fight a bitter war against the natives to establish the foundations from which Rome is destined to rise. This magnificent poem, in the modern translation by Cecil Day Lewis, is superbly read by David Collins.

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Public Domain (P)2015 Naxos AudioBooks

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A Stunning Story

This is a story to stir the blood even if you knew nothing about the Greeks and Trojans. It is a beautiful translation, easy on the ear, and read with great sensitivity.

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Gripping Classic

If you enjoy mythology you will love this thrilling tale of Troy's fall and Rome's origins.

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mt favourite bit in the story, was when that guy kills a bull with a punch.
Generally though the poetic style is very nice from Virgil

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  • Zeus Baba
  • 13-04-15

the magic of Virgil!

Virgil's words flows like a river, it casts a spell on you. In many sections of this book, it's so difficult to stop reading! its continuity keeps you in the flow of each story, nonstop into heart!

such an amazing read, with an excellent narration!

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  • Désirée
  • 20-05-17

The Aeneid

I enjoyed listening to David Collins narration of The Aeneid. It was indeed an outstanding performance by an excellent storyteller!

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  • Tad Davis
  • 19-03-15

Great story, but....

Loved the translation; loved the narrator. This is one of the best audio renditions of the poem I've heard. But for me, Aeneas remains a bit of a prig, and the poem subject to occasional digressions into sentimentality - something that is never true of Homer.

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  • SLClarke
  • 20-11-18

Enriching but not easy

My first time reading Virgil. I found it interesting and educational but a bit dry compared to Homer. Worth sticking with it for the battles in the final chapters. Having a basic outline and plot overview handy (not included) helped me. Solid performance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-10-17

A1 narration!

David Collins narrates this superbly! It was a bit more gory than I anticipated, but overall a fantastic epic. The symbolism Virgil used to represent Octavian through Aeneas is fascinating! And his genuine representation of the costs of imperialism along with his strong Roman patriotism adds so much pathos in the audience.