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HOMER: Odyssey (The) (Unabridged)

    

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HOMER: Odyssey (The) (Unabridged)

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. When he arrives in Ithaca, he has to contend with a group of suitors who have been pressing his wife to forget about her husband, admit she is a widow, and marry one of them. Anton Lesser, one of Britain’s finest audiobook stars, brings this great classic to life in the new and imaginative translation by Ian Johnston.



Disc 1

  The Odyssey
1.   BOOK 1: Athene Visits Ithaca 00:07:08
2.   Athene spoke, then she tied those lovely sandals on her feet 00:08:47
3.   Goddess Athene with the gleaming eyes answered him 00:07:14
4.   In her upper room … 00:07:35
5.   BOOK 2: Telemachus Prepares for His Voyage 00:05:35
6.   Antinous was the only one to speak 00:07:52
7.   Eurymachus all you other noble suitors … 00:06:52
8.   Antinous it's quite impossible for me to eat … 00:03:23
9.   The dear nurse Euricle let out a cry … 00:05:05
10.   BOOK 3: Telemachus Visits Nestor in Pylos 00:06:33
11.   Responding to Telemachus, Geranian horseman Nestor said 00:07:09
12.   Shrewd Telemachus then said in reply … 00:03:43


Disc 2

  The Odyssey
1.   Geranian horseman Nestor then answered Telemachus and said … 00:06:56
2.   Athene, bright eyed goddess then answered Nestor … 00:07:04
3.   Beside Nestor stood young men … 00:02:39
4.   BOOK 4: Telemachus Visits Menelaus in Sparta 00:07:47
5.   Menelaus spoke. His words stirred a desire … 00:06:52
6.   He finished speaking, then one of his attendants … 00:06:24
7.   Shrewd Telemachus then said in reply … 00:05:17
8.   Once I'd said this, the lovely goddess answered right away … 00:05:45
9.   Son of Atreus why question me on this … 00:06:47
10.   Shrewd Telemachus then said to Menelaus in reply … 00:06:56
11.   Then Medon, an intelligent man said to her … 00:10:48
12.   BOOK 5: Odysseus Leaves Calypso's Island and Reaches Phaeacia 00:05:32


Disc 3

  The Odyssey
1.   But Hermes did not find Odysseus in the cave. 00:06:52
2.   Odysseus finished speaking. 00:07:16
3.   Poseidon spoke, then he drove the clouds together … 00:05:50
4.   Then Athene, Zeus's daughter thought up something new. 00:07:21
5.   BOOK 6: Odysseus and Nausicaa 00:05:41
6.   When they reached the stream of the fair flowing river … 00:06:58
7.   White - armed Nausicaa then answered him and said … 00:04:00
8.   When Nausicaa had spoken, they heard her words … 00:05:14
9.   BOOK 7: Odysseus at the Court of Alcinous in Phaeacia 00:06:49
10.   Beyond the courtyard but near the door … 00:06:57
11.   Resourceful Odysseus then answered Alchinous 00:06:34
12.   Alchinous then said in answer to Odysseus … 00:02:42
13.   BOOK 8: Odysseus is Entertained in Phaeacia 00:06:27


Disc 4

  The Odyssey
1.   Once he'd said this Alcinous led them out … 00:06:14
2.   Athene spoke and resourceful lord Odysseus was happy. 00:07:10
3.   Hephaestus finished. Gods gathered at the bronze - floored house … 00:06:15
4.   Odyssues spoke and slung the silver studded sword … 00:06:47
5.   That was the tale the celebrated minstrel sang. 00:04:07
6.   BOOK 9: Ismarus, the Lotus Eaters, and the Cyclops 00:07:19
7.   Now near the country of the Cyclopes … 00:06:55
8.   We lit a fire and offered sacrifice. 00:06:52
9.   In the evening he came back … 00:06:47
10.   As soon as rose - fingered early dawn appeared … 00:05:28
11.   He finished speaking, I answered him and said … 00:03:01
12.   BOOK 10: Aelous, the Laestrygonians, and Circe 00:08:32
13.   We sailed on from there with heavy hearts. 00:03:20


Disc 5

  The Odyssey
1.   As soon as rose - fingered early dawn appeared … 00:07:23
2.   After saying this, the killer of Argos pulled a herb out of the ground 00:06:20
3.   Her words persuaded my proud heart … 00:07:53
4.   Circe finished. Dawn soon came on her golden throne. 00:02:14
5.   BOOK 11: Odysseus Meets the Shades of the Dead 00:06:10
6.   Teiresias finished talking, I drew back … 00:06:56
7.   I considered how in my heart I wished to hold the shade … 00:06:12
8.   Then I saw Leda wide of Tyndaras … 00:06:56
9.   Resourceful Odysseus, Laertes son … 00:08:45
10.   I spoke. Then the shade of swift Achilles moved off … 00:07:03
11.   BOOK 12: The Sirens, Sylla and Charybdis, the Cattle of the Sun 00:07:13
12.   Circe paused. I answered her directly. 00:05:26


Disc 6

  The Odyssey
1.   They paused. The voice that reached me was so fine … 00:06:45
2.   It seems Eurylochus, you're forcing me to stand alone. 00:06:53
3.   Once we'd left that island, no other land appeared … 00:03:19
4.   BOOK 13: Odysseus Leaves Phaeacia and Reaches Ithaca 00:06:03
5.   When the brightest of the stars rose up … 00:06:01
6.   Alcinous spoke. They were all afraid. 00:06:10
7.   Odysseus finished. Bright - eyed Athene smiled … 00:06:30
8.   Bright - eyed goddess Athene then answered him. 00:02:58
9.   BOOK 14: Odysseus Meets Eumaeus 00:06:34
10.   Eumaeus finished. Meanwhile Odysseus eagerly devoured the meat … 00:05:11
11.   Alright then. I'll tell you the truth of what you've asked me. 00:06:51
12.   I hung on and was carried off by dreadful winds … 00:06:18
13.   Once he'd said this, with his sharp bronze axe he chopped up wood … 00:07:22


Disc 7

  The Odyssey
1.   BOOK 15: Telemachus Returns to Ithaca 00:07:09
2.   Menelaus spoke. Then Atreus's warrior son … 00:06:23
3.   Once he spoke, they all heard him and obeyed at once. 00:07:05
4.   Then the swineherd, a splendid fellow, answered him. 00:07:01
5.   Odysseus, born from Zeus then answered him and said … 00:04:21
6.   BOOK 16: Odysseus Reveals Himself to Telemachus 00:06:03
7.   Shrewd Telemachus then answered him and said … 00:07:00
8.   Noble long - suffering Odysseus answered him … 00:06:54
9.   No sooner had he said all this … 00:06:32
10.   Telemachus addressed the swineherd first and said … 00:01:21
11.   BOOK 17: Odysseus Goes to the Palace as a Beggar 00:06:34
12.   Alright then Mother I'll tell you the truth. 00:06:25
13.   When he saw them, Melanthius started hurling insults. 00:02:44


Disc 8

  The Odyssey
1.   Meanwhile Odysseus and the loyal swineherd paused … 00:06:56
2.   You really are a man who cares for pigs … 00:06:59
3.   However Antinous paid no attention to their words. 00:04:09
4.   Long - suffering lord Odysseus then answered him … 00:03:02
5.   BOOK 18: Odysseus and Irus the Beggar 00:06:36
6.   As he spoke he threw his tattered bag full of holes across his shoulders … 00:06:11
7.   The suitors in their hearts felt immediately overwhelmed … 00:06:16
8.   The servants looked at one another and burst out laughing. 00:06:29
9.   BOOK 19: Eurycleia Recognises Odysseus 00:06:24
10.   Resourceful Odysseus then answered her and said … 00:06:55
11.   Lady it's difficult to tell you this … 00:07:04
12.   Wise Penelope then answered him and said … 00:03:35
13.   So Autolycus then answered her and said … 00:05:59


Disc 9

  The Odyssey
1.   Once Odysseus spoke, the old woman left the room … 00:06:12
2.   BOOK 20: Odysseus Prepares for his Revenge 00:00:52
3.   Inside him his heart was growling … 00:06:57
4.   Inside Odysseus's lovely home other women slaves were up … 00:06:43
5.   The cattle herder answered him … 00:06:53
6.   Once Telemachus had spoken, Pallas Athene roused them all … 00:02:53
7.   BOOK 21: The Contest with Odysseus' Bow 00:07:01
8.   After he had said this Telemachus threw off the purple cloak … 00:06:32
9.   As he said this, Odysseus pulled aside his rags … 00:06:33
10.   Then wise Penelope replied … 00:06:40
11.   BOOK 22: The Killing of the Suitors 00:06:17
12.   Odysseus spoke and Telemachus obeyed his dear father. 00:06:58
13.   Meanwhile the suitors were being driven into action … 00:08:11


Disc 10

  The Odyssey
1.   Resourceful Odysseus then said to Telemachus … 00:06:27
2.   BOOK 23: Odysseus and Penelope 00:06:58
3.   As she spoke lord Odysseus who had been through so much … 00:06:05
4.   Odysseus spoke, and sitting there Penelope went weak … 00:06:43
5.   He began by telling how he first destroyed the Cicones 00:04:08
6.   BOOK 24: Zeus and Athene End the Conflict 00:06:15
7.   As they talked this way to one another … 00:06:06
8.   So these two talked to one another as they stood in the house … 00:07:07
9.   As Odysseus said these word, a black cloud of grief swallowed up … 00:06:14
10.   Meanwhile rumour the messenger sped swiftly … 00:06:46
11.   Then Athene with the glittering eyes came up … 00:02:41

Total Playing Time: 12:44:56






Author(s):
Homer

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Catalogue No: NAX44512

Barcode: 9789626344453

Physical Release: 06/2007

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