• The Wanderings of Odysseus

  • The Story of The Odyssey
  • By: Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Narrated by: Robert Glenister
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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The Wanderings of Odysseus

By: Rosemary Sutcliff
Narrated by: Robert Glenister
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Publisher's Summary

The long siege is ended. Troy lies in ashes. The black ships of the Greek war-host set sail for home – but for King Odysseus of Ithaca, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced in the Trojan War.

A sequel to Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff’s retelling of The Odyssey transforms Homer’s complex epic poem into a traveller’s tale with a cast of men, magicians and monsters: the flesh-eating Cyclops, the deadly enchantment of Circe and Odysseus’s battle to regain his wife and long-lost kingdom.

©1995 Rosemary Sutcliff (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A great reimagining of Homer's classic tale

Rosemary Sutcliff's retelling of the Odyssey, Homer's immortal tale of heroism and journeying home, is magnificent. Robert Glenister brings it to life with verve and dramatic flair, and makes this audiobook an absolute treasure. This audiobook belongs in your collection, and will be a regular listen for those who love the classics.

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Excellent as an Ancient Greece Studies go-along

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We're enjoying having both of Sutcliffe's Ancient Greece stories read to us with flare by Robert Glenister as we study Ancient Greece.
I was feeling disinclined towards reading yet another book about a.Greek gods out aloud to the children, yet I was really wanting to cover at least 2 of Homers epic tales, in a child friendly format - this audio book fits the bill perfectly, and I'm getting to enjoy the story as a listener too.
Highly recommend!

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This book is really good!

I had to read this book for school and I was kinda not looking forward to it, but it was really good! I recommend this book to anyone who hasn’t read it!

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Great book bad reader

I listened to this book for a school project and had to get it done fast the book was really choppy at times and you had to spread it up for it to be less choppy the only problem is that it’s hard to hear words at 2x speed

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I love this book !

The Narrator was 👍
The one problem was that there is none 🐱🐱
I also think the Author did great as well👍

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Great Greek history supplement!

We listened to this while covering Greek History. My 9 and 11 year old greatly enjoyed it (we listened to Sutcliff’s Black Ships Before Troy first). Highly recommend

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Exceptional!

This rewriting stands out as a jewel among all classical, juvenile literature. It is so superbly written and enjoyable to listen to.

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great book

I recommend this book. The person reading the book did a good job. overall, a a good book.

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This was incredible

A must read for sure!👌
This may be one of the best books I have ever read!👍

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Good Book!

I liked this book a lot. I think that the audio could have had different voices and music. Overall, the audio wasn't as interesting as it could be, but the book was great.

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  • Jonathan D
  • 01-12-21

Sutcliff Literary Gold

Rosemary Sutcliff is one of the great wielders of the English language, in the context of re-imagining old folklores/tales for the purpose of younger readers. Ms Sutcliff's prose is excellent, her aesthetic is first rate and it is clear she loves the Homeric classic. Highly recommend.