Circe

Written by:
Madeline Miller
Narrated by:
Perdita Weeks

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
426
Narrator
135
Release Date
April 2018
Duration
12 hours 9 minutes
Summary
This #1 New York Times bestseller is a "bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story" that brilliantly reimagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of The Odyssey (Alexandra Alter, TheNew York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

#1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattle Times, and Business Insider.
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Anonymous

The narration of this book is perfect. The book itself is very good. The ending felt a little weird compared to the rest of the book for me but overall it was great and I'd read it again.

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Rosearisen

Beautiful.

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Sarah D.

Took me a while to get into but 1/4 way in - I was transfixed. Somehow her exile to the island and closeness to nature resonated beautifully in this lockdown period.

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Lucy B.

Fantastic.

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Marchell I.

Absolutely loved this book I wanted more.

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Merideth J.

worth every minute.

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Anonymous

excellent.

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Kai Q.

Loved this book so much I really enjoyed reading it

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Aries_1984

I literally can’t turn it off. One of my favorite reads ever!

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Dean S.

This book is truly amazing, from story to story-telling, Madeline's words are like paint on a canvas. I would often find myself reading paragraphs over and over each time becoming more fond of the wording and more vividly picturing the scene.

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Nancy K.

I thought this book got off to a slow start. I restarted it multiple times and ended up loving it! If you are discouraged or distracted at first, don’t quit…it is well worth finishing.

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Anonymous

wonderful

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Cynthia P.

Excellent book! Loved the storyline!

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Anonymous

It's been a long time since I've experienced a book so moving. This book is justice for Circe!

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Tina

Circe’s point of view was wonderful. The sad treatment from her family, her naivety, and the journey of her life was wonderful. Her naivety was a bit overwhelming at times and I wanted to shake her but it led to great maturity. Perdita’s narration was wonderful, her voice was perfect.

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Brooke R.

love love love!!

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Jackeline Pimentel

Wow, I never thought that I was going to like this audiobook so much! Quality work! The characters, storytelling, voice actress. I will definitely listen again

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Rachel Horsley

wonderful telling, i love the exploration of the inner life of circe.

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Abby N.

One of the best books I’ve “read” in a long time. Completely and totally captivating plot and characters. Wonderfully narrated inner voice with thoroughly worked through problems and dilemmas. Loved. Loved. Loved. Maybe my new favorite book!

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Catherine S.

Loved this story - and the narration was excellent!! Totally engrossing!!

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Sivan B.

So good! The book was just wonderful; I liked it so much I bought her previous book to listen to as soon as this one ended--I wasn't ready to be done! The narrator was masterful. Highly recommended.

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Yenny C.

My favorite book I love the narrator her voice was very soothing and gave life the the character I listened to it multiple times because of how well it was narrated

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Neil David S.

Engaging retelling of Circe's legend from her perspective that I did not want to stop listening to. Beautiful story telling and excellent narration and characterization. The ending left me incredibly satisfied.

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Leah W.

Such a great narration! Great book. Definitely recommend.

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Taylor C.

Great story and very well written. Intriguing tale spoken from a women’s perspective. Pays homage to the Greek lore and sheds light on what the women of legends experienced.

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Willow B.

Fun short read, great for a drive. The reader is amazing

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Aminata S.

Entertaining all the way through! Nice way to revisit Greek mythology.

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Brenda B.

This was an exquisite book, an epic tale full of love, life, violence, and death. Ms. Miller brings Greek mythology alive! Her writing was beautifully complemented by the narrator, whose voice could be a siren’s. Between the story and the narration, I found it hard to put this down.

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Julianna S.

Truly wonderful. I wanted it to never end.

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Sebastiaan T.

The narration made the book great for me.

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Christine S.

Wonderful story and great narration.

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