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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

    Regular price: £41.29

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully translated & read; poor sound quality

    • By D on 26-07-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 280
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    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful stories, beautifully read..

    • By Angeles Martinez on 17-03-15

    Regular price: £17.79

    • UnCommon Sense

    • By: Mark Homer
    • Narrated by: Peter Baker
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    The popular misconceptions of business, investing, and finance, and how to profit by going against the tide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Common sense to buy Uncommon Sense

    • By john mcnally on 11-01-17

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The 44 Most Closely Guarded Property Secrets

    • By: Rob Moore, Mark A. Homer
    • Narrated by: Peter Baker
    • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 44 Most Closely Guarded Property Secrets will teach you how to easily and effortlessly secure financial independence through property. You will learn the proven secrets most investors wish they knew and the mistakes 99% of investors make [so you don't have to]. This information-packed, fun, and sometimes provocative guide from two young and successful property investors will guarantee you success if you apply what you learn.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great structure and tips to get started!

    • By Gemma on 03-01-18

    Regular price: £23.49

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of 50 critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best of the lot

    • By MR on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £55.59

    • Low Cost High Life

    • Live an Affordable Life of Luxury
    • By: Mark Homer
    • Narrated by: Geoff Hodge
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Life is getting more and more expensive. The cost of living keeps going up, pensions have dwindled and are taking longer than ever to pay out, and people are having to work more and longer for the same (or lower) quality of life. The postapocalyptic recession has left many businesses having to start again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Low Cost High Life

    • By Ashia on 24-07-15

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Iliad

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done. (Lines 1-6)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid!

    • By George Wiltshire on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £21.29

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful

    • By Bob the Bard on 10-09-17

    Regular price: £39.39

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    The Trojan War is over, and Odysseus, the cunning King of Ithaca, sets out for home, his wife Penelope, and his son, Telemachus. It proves a long, 10-year journey, fraught with dangers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Classic

    • By Dr. R. Brompton on 17-04-15

    Regular price: £42.69

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
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    In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles....

    Regular price: £21.29

    • The Odyssey

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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    Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By Rupert on 06-01-17

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 20 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader, Agamemnon.

    Regular price: £20.79

    • The Odyssey (Dramatised)

    • By: Homer, Simon Armitage - dramatisation
    • Narrated by: Tim McInnerny, Amanda Redman, full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "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

    Regular price: £14.00

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Homer's epic poem, written near the end of eighth century BC in Greece, follows the hero Odysseus as he journeys home after the fall of Troy. Many scholars believe that The Odyssey was originally composed as an oral tradition and was more likely meant to be heard than read, making it a great listen.

    Regular price: £28.99

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Iliad, together with The Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The work is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The story concerns events during the 10th and final year in the siege of the city of Troy by the Greeks.

    Regular price: £7.69

    • The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • And his armour fell rattling around him...

    • By P. Ward on 03-11-11

    Regular price: £28.09

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Allen Mandelbaum - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
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    Homer's masterpiece tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, a journey of 10 years and countless thrilling adventures. Rich in Greek folklore and myth, featuring gods and goddesses, monsters and sorceresses, The Odyssey has enchanted listeners around the world for thousands of years.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A classic, timeless masterpiece

    • By dionne on 14-04-16

    Regular price: £30.49

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated by: Alfred Molina
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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    A man seduces another's wife then kidnaps her. The husband and his brother get a gang together to steal her back and take revenge. The woman regrets being seduced and wants to escape whilst the man's entourage resent the position they have been placed in. Yet the battle lines have been drawn and there is no going back... Not the plot of the latest Hollywood thriller, but the basis of The Iliad - the Greek classic that details the war between the Greeks and the Trojans after the kidnapping of Helen of Sparta.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tedious Brilliance

    • By Jason on 06-06-14

    Regular price: £24.99

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Abridged
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    "The Odyssey" is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus, or Ulysses, who began a journey home after the fall of Troy. It will take him ten years of marvelous and terrible encounters before he finally reaches his native city, where everyone assumed he was dead. There will he find his wife Penelope, famously weaving and unweaving a never-ending tapestry while obnoxious suitors are competing for her hand. Once again, Odysseus will have to outsmart his opponents in order to be reunited with his family.

    Regular price: £7.79

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