This extraordinary collection of some Greek and Roman myths and folk tales has always been a popular favorite, and has decisively shaped western art and literature from the moment it was completed in A. The stories are particularly vivid when read by David Horovitch, in this new lively verse translation by Ian Johnston. For years, the Greeks have lain siege to the walls of Troy, the final act in the greatest war the ancient world has ever seen.
Rivers of blood have been shed in the fight, but it takes one man to end the conflict: the brilliant strategist Ulysses, who defeats the Trojans with a simple trick - a wooden horse with an army inside. Victorious, Ulysses and his men prepare to make the long trip home to Ithaca. It will be an odyssey to remember. At every step, Ulysses' path is blocked by warriors, monsters, and the gods.
He battles a Cyclops, a sorceress, and worse, but this valiant leader never falters. For beyond the seas lies his beloved wife, and he will not rest until he is by her side once more. Sequel to the Audie Award-nominated title Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths , one of the best-selling mythology books of all time.
Perhaps it's to soon , the images have yet to leave my imagination.
Marvelous storytelling! I have heard many master storytellers, but NONE finer than this. I shall give the highest compliment I can, I Shall pass this to my children. In both an ancient Greece and Rome stories changed and shifted for each telling and for each group. Through the audiobook, it went back to it's roots. I have read Iliad and Odyessy since I was a child and always cherished it, but it always amazes me to listen to it.
I love this story. The narrator makes it even better!! The way he tells the story gives such a great ability to bring the visions to life in your mind!
Great listen. Adventure and lore. My son and I enjoyed the action and twists and turns. The subject of Homer's epic poem with all the pieces put together in chunks and read beautifully. This is a book that I would never, ever read for fun, or by choice. I was required to read it to my students.
I couldn't read the even drier book, so I bought this audible with the hopes that it would intrigue me. Just as boring. This was a bit of a slog.
Ulysses guessed that the island of the Sirens" was not far off, and that they had charmed the air so with their dev- Fore-wind : i. There her attendants unyoked the mules, took out the clothes, and steeped them in the cisterns, washing them in several waters, and afterwards treading them clean with their feet, venturing wagers who should have done soonest and cleanest, and using many pretty pastimes to beguile their labors as young maids use, while the princess looked on. Email required Address never made public. How can you win back your kingdom? But where I should bestow him I know not, seeing that in the palace his age would not exempt him from the scorn and contempt which rny mother's suitors in their light minds would be sure to fling upon him : a mercy if he escaped without blows ; for they are a company of evil men, whose profession is wrongs and violence. Instead, Ulysses is saved by Ino, who lends him her magic veil to swim ashore.
Decentish captain who gets boastful and screws over his crew. Crew are stupid and deserve to die. Long slog of a story through to a decent ending. Voices and such were very good. Greek Gods are petty and childish as ever. Absolutely loved it. A great story, written and narrated in a very captivating way.
Have a go at it. Your audiobook is waiting…. The Adventures of Ulysses. By: Bernard Evslin. Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn. Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins. People who bought this also bought Foster, Mable H. Publisher's Summary For years, the Greeks have lain siege to the walls of Troy, the final act in the greatest war the ancient world has ever seen. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Amazon Reviews. Sort by:. Most Helpful Most Recent. Anonymous User Justin Written as if the muses sat with him the retelling was one of or even the greatest I ever read.
J RecTherapyStudent The Adventures of the Great Ulysses I love this story. Ed DC Well Done Classic The subject of Homer's epic poem with all the pieces put together in chunks and read beautifully. Thankshomer Cancio Vasquez Elin Ballesteros Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Adventures of Ulysses by Gerald Gottlieb ,.
Steele Savage Illustrator. Recounts the adventures of Ulysses from his encounter with the wild boar through the Trojan War and the odyssey home to Ithaca. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 30, Steven Harbin rated it it was amazing. This was one of my all time favorite books in elementary school. I've looked at it again recently and I think it still holds up well as a good book for a young person to read as an introduction to the basic story of The Odyssey.
I know in the 's I would have given this book a definite 5 stars, so I'll keep that ranking. Just an aside, the whole Landmark series of books were in the main great introductions to history and were many times written by great authors such as Harold Lamb , William This was one of my all time favorite books in elementary school. Just an aside, the whole Landmark series of books were in the main great introductions to history and were many times written by great authors such as Harold Lamb , William Shirer , John Gunter and others.
Oct 25, T rated it liked it.
Very easy read. It gives you a break down of Homers Odyssey but in a very elementary way.
Aug 31, Summer rated it it was amazing. A fun action- adventure tale of Odysseus! Nov 21, Jodi rated it really liked it. My son and I both really enjoyed reading about Ulysses and his zany adventures. Another win for Landmark!