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The Odyssey

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(4,375 Sterne; 1106 Bewertungen)

The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy.

It takes Odysseus ten years to return to his native land of Ithaca after ten years of war; during his 20-year absence, his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope must deal with a group of unruly suitors who have moved into Odysseus' home to compete for Penelope's hand in marriage, since most have assumed that Odysseus has died.

The poem is a fundamental text in the Western canon and continues to be read in both Homeric Greek and translations around the world. (Summary from Wikipedia) (11 hr 18 min)


Book 01


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Book 02


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Book 03


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Book 04


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Book 05


Read by JemmaBlythe

Book 06


Read by Gesine

Book 07


Read by Hugh McGuire

Book 08


Read by ontheroad

Book 09


Read by Reynard T. Fox

Book 10


Read by Reynard T. Fox

Book 11


Read by Robin Cotter

Book 12


Read by Robin Cotter

Book 13


Read by JemmaBlythe

Book 14


Read by David Barnes

Book 15


Read by Kurt Wong

Book 16


Read by Robin Cotter

Book 17


Read by Moira Fogarty

Book 18


Read by Moira Fogarty

Book 19


Read by hugh mac

Book 20


Read by Kara Shallenberg

Book 21


Read by Chris Hawk

Book 22


Read by Chris Hawk

Book 23


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Book 24


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


most of the narrators are good

(5 Sterne)

I would give it 4 or more stars but one of the female narrators has a voice that is positively painful to listen to... a rough, cracked voice with poor inflection. No offense, just not a good narrator.

great read

(4 Sterne)

great story. u have to like old style stuff, but as I explained to my nephews... it is full of violence revenge monsters and everything blockbuster movies are made of... just not n modern english. for the most part the readers did a great job. just one really who annoying as it was, pronouced Cyclops incorrectly.

not bad

(3 Sterne)

Most of the readers did a great job, except (and I mean no disrespect and am hugely thankful for the volunteers' time) Jemma Blythe sounds like she has bronchitis or something...somewhat painful to listen to. I was a little disappointed by the story, mostly just about a guy making terrible decisions and then blaming the repercussions on the 'gods'...still a classic and a must read though!

Great piece

(4,5 Sterne)

Great piece of literature, I'd give full 5 stars if not the narrator of chapter 21 that maid those incredibly irritating voices of characters- some men sound like boys, some like mexican immigrants and other like pirates- I barely listened through it. Also, translation of name Uliseus instead of Odysseus, and Minerva instead of Athena are not so authentic.

(3 Sterne)

great story but man I have to agree with every one else about the one narrator's voice. it makes me want to rip my own ears off. but I am thankful for her volunteering but.... ouch.

The Odyssey

(5 Sterne)

I enjoyed listening to The Odyssey more than I have enjoyed a book since I read The Secret Garden or Tom Sawyer when I was in 4th & 5th grade. I have to admit there were tears in my eyes when Ulysses was reunited with his son...and I was even more moved when his wife finally embraced him! I love the different readers, with their accents and individual pronunciations of each word or name: it makes me feel like I am in a reading roof or a coffee shop passing around a good book for every person to read a chapter aloud. It's truly poetic. I listened to Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome on Librivox just before The Iliad & The Odyssey, which helped tremendously to sort out the Roman translations of the Greek gods and goddesses. It is also a very entertaining "read", so I recommend other Librivox listeners to do so as well. Well done Librivox volunteers!!! Thank you for making my hour-long drives into work well-spent. And thank you for bringing this story to life!

Pretty good

(3,5 Sterne)

I thought the readings were good although the last reader said a few words oddly, overall the readings were good. The story itself seems very historical in the way the people thought and acted during that time. It is interesting to see the sense of justice, relative good treatment of slaves and lowerclass and ways the people looked for the answers - answers perhaps from ghosts, the ways birds fly or apperance of a person whether they seemed god like or not. I imagine the world seemed quite different then for these answers to seem so commonplace.

Slick Willy

(2 Sterne)

Great story. One of the classics but it was marred by a few of the readers, mainly Jemma Blythe. I spent more time trying to figure out what she was saying as opposed to actually paying attention to and engaging with the text. I'm sorry but I had to continue with another source because some of these readers were hard to follow.