The Iliad for Boys and Girls


Read by Lizzie Driver

(4.3 stars; 50 reviews)

Alfred J. Church wrote many books looking at classical literature, but is especially well known for his re-telling of classic books in a style so that younger readers may follow the story. The Iliad for Boys and Girls is a retelling of Homer’s Iliad, centred around the events of the siege of Troy during the final year. (Summary by Lizzie Driver) (4 hr 22 min)

Chapters

Of How the War with Troy Began 2:38 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Quarrel 9:34 Read by Lizzie Driver
What Thetis Did for Her Son 5:43 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Duel of Paris and Menelaus 10:35 Read by Lizzie Driver
How the Oath Was Broken 4:53 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Great Deeds of Diomed 7:50 Read by Lizzie Driver
Concerning Other Valiant Deeds 7:52 Read by Lizzie Driver
Of Glaucus and Diomed 7:19 Read by Lizzie Driver
Hector and Andromache 10:24 Read by Lizzie Driver
How Hector and Ajax Fought 11:45 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Battle on the Plain 18:02 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Repentance of Agamemnon 9:00 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Embassy to Achilles 13:00 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Story of Old Phoenix 13:00 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Adventure of Diomed and Ulysses 13:10 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Wounding of the Chiefs 11:18 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Battle at the Wall 11:54 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Battle at the Ships 14:30 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Deeds and Death of Patroclus 14:31 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Rousing of Achilles 12:40 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Making of the Arms 8:13 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Quarrel Ended 6:20 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Battle at the River 10:37 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Slaying of Hector 16:31 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Ransoming of Hector & The End of Troy 11:39 Read by Lizzie Driver

Reviews

Excellent Introduction


(4.5 stars)

Although it is intended for children, this recording is a great way to experience The Iliad in a fraction of the time. If you can't get enough, then go onto the full version, armed with a solid grasp of the main characters and plot points. Thanks to Lizzie Driver!

Well read thank you.


(4 stars)

I always wanted to read the Iliad and honestly could not be bothered. This book was my salvation written in plain English and nicely read it was my only hope of this journey and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Iliad for boys and girls


(4 stars)

It is a wonderful book, but i did hear sirens. All in all it should be a great book. I am very interested in the "Troys Present!" I like the Greeks trick. If you think this not true than you are weird or you just dont like history, but thats fine because you can think what you want. I belive it is true. You that belive that its true are smart. Yes!! Minervo is one who dosnt like history. You are out numbered 6-1. Hahahaha. Just kidding. Sorry. You can think what you want. Its fine and i dont care. hbcf btgk byiyfyjd b jcvgkifvh hvkfiyfcjtdjtfuertfukdkydkdmtd,h vfykfertv yufkyfky fuck vhguhyyjkgcdgfg,mckyfykvmckfkh,vmyckuv,hchcydthvgykvhccgsryshrxjsjtflucjxhrsrhtwfyf,skghkykjykvkdjt .cftuc,hgkydivucykfublhhk

This is a great book


(5 stars)

I love this book and it is very well read

loved it


(5 stars)

great version for boys and girls of all ages.

good


(5 stars)

I like it was a good book.

Could be better.


(2.5 stars)

The author tried to balance a simplified story with the original language style. This may put off readers looking for a simplified version of the Iliad. The recording is poor quality. There is a lot of hiss and I even heard sirens in the background. The reader lacks fluidity with awkward pauses. No voice characterization.