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Nancy R. Ives
Library Journal, March 2013

Newcomers to Ovid will appreciate the accessibility of this audio edition…Recommended for tyros interested in exploring this classic as well as for more-experienced readers who want to hear it aloud. © 2013 Library Journal

Joanna Theiss
Sound Commentary, February 2013

The Metamorphoses is a winding, escapist interlude into a highly imaginative…mythology that continues to captivate attention; like Narcissus, we see ourselves in these tales and cannot help but be fascinated. Further, Ian Johnston’s translation flows beautifully, without a hiccup.

David Horovitch’s lyrical, polished voice makes listening to the many lines of the Metamorphoses that much more enjoyable. He revels in the bucolic scenes but turns on his contempt for the violent or horrifying moments. Horovitch enhances this telling, and invokes a togaed poet entrancing the multitudes. © 2013 Sound Commentary Read complete review

David A. Walton
AudioFile, September 2012

David Horovitch’s richly enunciated delivery is a superb vehicle for the classical style, with its elevated diction and its elaborate rhetorical and poetic figures. This Ovid is a delight. Horovitch expresses both Ovid’s elegance and his lightness of touch. A word like “nectar” drips with honeyed sweetness, and even “water” sounds multisyllabic. Ovid’s tales of change and transformation‚“Actaeon into a stag, Zeus into a bull, the whole of reality in a constant state of metamorphosis‚” offer as enduring a vision as any in literature. Horovitch has a great voice for the classics. © 2012 AudioFile Read complete review

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