The Iliad: Book 1 by Homer, Read by Anton Lesser
The Quarrel by the Ships
We’re celebrating the launch of Season 2 of Audiobook Break, where you get to hear classic works chapter by chapter. In collaboration with audio publishers and professional narrators, we’re serializing extraordinary audiobooks. Each week we’ll release two books of The Iliad, and you can listen throughout the week, or catch up on the weekends.
Start your listening adventure with “The Quarrel by the Ships,” Book 1 of Homer’s epic poem. The Iliad is one of the earliest and greatest poems in the Western world and the story of the 50 critical days at the end of the Trojan war. Narrator Anton Lesser gives an engaging presentation of Ian Johnston’s translation, smoothly moving from narrating the action to voicing the different characters.
For listeners who would like to read the text, Project Gutenberg offers text options, as do your public library and local bookstores.
Looking for more audiobooks inspired by Greek mythology? Visit AudioFile’s curated list of reviews for excellent audiobooks that offer perspectives on mythological characters, settings, and events.
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