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The Song of Achilles: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Madeline Miller

Narrated By: Frazer Douglas

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: March 2012

Duration: 11 hours 16 minutes

Summary:

The legend begins...Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller’s page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.

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  • Kate Buckley

    One of the best love stories ever. Madeline Miller gave me a book hangover. I can't even start a new book yet; I'm still too in love... IT'S TOO SOON, PEOPLE! The narrator is a dream. I want him to read everything I listen to from now own. Sigh.

  • Melanie Campbell

    Narration is very well done. I just found the story to be too "sappy" what with all the moon-eyes and fawning. It distracted from what could have been a good saga.