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The Adventures of Odysseus is the story of what happened after the Trojan War when Odysseus, the most cunning of all the Greek heroes, left Troy and made his way back home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. It was first told by a poet named Homer nearly 3,000 years ago and is retold in this new version especially for younger listeners.

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Another Fun Greek Tale

I have really enjoyed these Greek tales by Benedict Flynn. Benjamin Soames does a great job with the narration too. They are relatively short but long enough to get the point across. This series was probably written for young adults but more mature readers will have fun with them too. Read The Tale of Troy first to get the necessary background for this one.

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Fun Adventure

This children's version of Homer's tale is well written and sure to entertain. The narration is adequate wtih a few minor glitches.

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  • 06-22-07

Very good

This a very good retelling of the classic adventure. Stick it on, loose yourself in the story and you will wonder were the last 2 hours went. Perfect for car journeys and something the family can enjoy together. Also offers a great introduction to Homer if that's what you are after.

I think this production is much more satisifying and mature then the BBC radio version of the Odyssey 'for adults' also availible from Audible. That version is silly and a bit to clever for it's own good. Typically of good children's fiction, this version is totally accessible and focused on telling a gripping story.

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  • 06-06-18

An old favourite

A wonderful and exciting adaption of a classic, made easy to listen to and accessible for children. However it is also suitable for any listener who wants to hear this exciting story without having any classical knowledge and who isn't up for a 10hr+ audio book but wants to be gently introduced to Homer's fabulous epic.
I first heard it as a child and it made long, tedious car journeys as absolute joy. I love everything about this adaptation, from the beautiful music to Benjamin Soames' brilliant performance. I have such fond memories of listening to this that I bought it the moment I came across it again.
I would also recommend Benjamin Soames reading the two 'Tales from the Greek Legends' audiobooks as a brilliant way to continue your introduction to magnificent world of classical literature.