Samstag, 19. März 2011

Odyssee - read Ian McKellen


This rather fantastic work took me forever to listen to. The sheer imensity and density of the opus forces one to re-listen some of the books many times.

It amazed me to see how modern the old tale is constructed. There are many jumps, flashbacks and the book where Telemachos and Odysseus are re-united is a pacing up of back-and-forth cuts between the two.

All the other readings I have listened to pale in comparison to this fantastic performance. And this is also most definitively the best translation.

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