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    • Audible Theatre Collection: Oedipus

    • By: Sophocles, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover, Hayley Atwell, Michael Maloney, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The three Theban plays by Sophocles - Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone - are great landmarks of Western theatre. They tell the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who was destined to suffer a terrible fate - to kill his father, marry his mother, and beget children of the incestuous union. He does this unknowingly but still has to suffer terrible consequences, which also tragically affect the next generation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Passed the test of time

    • By Sara on 10-06-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    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

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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 Oresteia (Unabridged)

    • By: Aeschylus, Yuri Rasovsky - adaptation from translation, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    In The Oresteia, Aeschylus dramatizes the myth of the curse on the royal house of Argos. The action begins when King Agamemnon returns victorious from the Trojan War, only to be treacherously slain by his own wife. It ends with the trial of their son, Orestes, who slew his mother to avenge her treachery - a trial with the goddess Athena as judge, the god Apollo as defense attorney, and, as prosecutors, relentless avenging demons called The Furies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Paves the way to the text

    • By Amin Amouhadi on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £12.19

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Ian Johnston - translator
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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, from Polyphemus, the one-eyed Cyclops, and the seductive Sirens, to the love of Calypso on her all-too-comfortable isle.

    Regular price: £19.69