Helen of Troy

Version: Unabridged
Author: Margaret George
Narrator: Justine Eyre
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: August 2006
# of Units: 25 CDs
Length: 27 hours
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Overview

The New York Times bestseller from Margaret George, author of Mary, Called Magdalene and Elizabeth I

With her amazing ability to summon the voices of historical characters, Margaret George tells the story of the woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in Helen of Troy. Laden with doom, yet surprising in its moments of innocence and beauty, this is a beautifully told story of a legendary woman and her times. An exquisite page-turner with a cast of irresistible characters--Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Priam, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, as well as Helen and Paris themselves--and a wealth of material that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, Helen of Troy brings to life a war that we have all learned about but never before experienced.

Reviews (2)

Helen of Troy

Written by Jo on July 7th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This historical fiction was not my favorite, I did enjoy it but not as much as others I've listened to. It wandered around a bit too much for my taste but was a solid "3" if you like historical fiction.

Helen of Troy

Written by Amber Crutchley on October 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book one of the best I have listened to yet! Margaret George has out done her self again. She has given a real feeling to the legend of Helen. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story. The book was a very easy listen, I did not want to turn it off.

Author Details

Author Details

George, Margaret

Margaret George is the author of "The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, The Memoirs of Cleopatra", and "Elizabeth I", among other novels. Margaret first got the idea to write historical fiction when, after reading numerous books that viewed Henry VIII through the eyes of his enemies and victims, she found herself wondering if there might be another side to the story. She became determined to let Henry speak for himself, and it took fifteen years, about three hundred books of background reading, three visits to England to see every extant building associated with Henry, and five handwritten drafts for her to answer the question: What was Henry really like? Margaret was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and has traveled extensively. She and her husband live in Madison, Wisconsin.