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The Song of Achilles: A Novel
The Song of Achilles: A Novel
The Song of Achilles: A Novel
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The Song of Achilles: A Novel

Written by Madeline Miller

Narrated by Frazer Douglas

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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.

Editor's Note

An entertaining epic…

An imaginative reinvention of a classic epic, this entertaining foray into Ancient Greece will satisfy lovers of literature and poetry alike.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateMar 6, 2012
ISBN9780062115577
The Song of Achilles: A Novel
Author

Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

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    Very enjoyable! I couldn’t put it down. A good diversion.
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    I didn’t understand at first how people say they cry at the end of this book but I get it now ?
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    This book killed me. Made me cry and sent me into a stupor for a few days. I’ve tried to go back to my “surface level” books and struggle to stay engaged after reading this one.
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    Beautiful! A rare piece of writing I’m sure I’ll read multiple times. The narrator is absolutely perfect.
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    The narrator is very good! This is not my usual type of story but it was very well written. 10/10
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    A unique tale, and refreshing from all the other novels that are being churned out.
    This narrator was enjoyable, very hard to find.