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this audiobook was vey helpful to me especially for someone who can not read or understand the language of greek.
The reader has a good voice, and the translation flows well. Any tediousness the story might have is the fault of Homer's love of detail, not of the production. Recommended.
I had read Fagles new translation, but nothing prepared me for the powerful and almost musical reading. This is how the Iliad should be heard -- it is a poem meant to be heard, not read, and the fabulous translation makes this accessible and easy to understand. A few parts are tedious (the enumeration of soldiers and ships gets quite long), but this is a compelling story. The narration is clear and easy to understand, evenly paced without dragging. Definitely a recommendation!
Amongst his previous publications are: Homer (Past Masters, OUP, 1980), Homer on Life and Death (OUP, 1980), Virgil (past Masters, OUP, 1986), co-editor with Murray and Boardman of The Oxford History of the Classical World (OUP, 1986), Homer: The Odyssey (CUP, 1987).