Parmenides Publishing


From AudioFile Magazine RealTime Reviews
September 4, 2006


Homer [Stanley Lombardo, trans.]
Read by Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon

The story of THE ODYSSEY is laden with archetypal images and themes, but often the tangled motives and layered desires of the gods and mortals alike get lost in translation. Stanley Lombardo provides a welcome translation, contemporary in its rhythms, assurance, and clarity. Lombardo's knowledgeable pacing and warm voice reflect his strong sensibilities for both academics and live performance. This version of the Greek classic sounds honest, intimate, and, most importantly, clear. Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon lends her calm and well-known voice to reading the synopses of the epic's 24 chapters. With this ODYSSEY, the 3,000-year-old Homer may find himself with a whole new generation of fans. Timeless. B.P. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine

Parmenides Audio, 2006 • 12.25 hrs. • Unabridged • Classics
Trade Ed.
(CD) ISBN 1-930972-06-7 $42.00

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