The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy (Free Audio Book)
The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy by Padraic Colum- A free audiobook
Read by Librivox
This free audiobook from Librivox covers the classic tale of Homer’s Illiad and Odyssey but condensed into a form that can easily be grasped by children. Irish writer, Padraic Colum, takes the entirety of Homer’s epic tale and compresses it into a more compact tale without leaving any of the key details out.
Basically, you can call this Homer’s Odyssey-lite but still packs the wallop of Homer’s various tales about the Trojan War and the decade long journey with his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. Elizabeth Klett delivers a clear and well-paced retelling of Homer’s Illiad and does justice to the classic tale.
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