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The Song of Achilles: A Novel

The Song of Achilles: A Novel

Scritto da Madeline Miller

Narrato da Frazer Douglas


The Song of Achilles: A Novel

Scritto da Madeline Miller

Narrato da Frazer Douglas

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4.5/5 (1,026 valutazioni)
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11 ore
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Mar 6, 2012
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9780062115577
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Nota del redattore

An entertaining epic…

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

Descrizione

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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Informazioni sull'autore

Madeline Miller grew up in Philadelphia, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Latin and Ancient Greek from Brown University, and has been teaching both languages for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales for a modern audience. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Song of Achilles is her first novel.

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  • (3/5)
    A nice retelling of Achilles story, but with Patroclus as a main character too. The story is kind of ruined though with the last 70 pages or so that feels so rushed it almost feel the author was tired of writing the story. Too bad, as the story was nicely told before reaching that point.
  • (5/5)
    Excellent. Both personal and moving. A very approachable story of characters that are typically larger than life.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely beautiful!
  • (5/5)
    Beautiful narration of a love that defied the passing of time!
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely fantastic - read it! Audio version is an excellent way to enjoy this unforgettable story.
  • (5/5)
    An amazing book and great voice to tell the memories of Achilles and Patroclus.
  • (5/5)
    Richly told, so compassionate. Compassion is what makes the world go around.
  • (5/5)
    It was beautifully written from start to finish. loved it
  • (5/5)
    beautiful, tragic,epic... so so so good. I don't know what to say
  • (4/5)
    Based on Homer’s Iliad, this book is a retelling story about Achilles, the great warrior from Greek Mythology from the point of view of Patroclus, his companion and lover. Madeline Miller focus on the relationship between the two with detail intimacy and extreme sensitivity it feels real and human.
    “They won’t let anyone becomes a hero and being happy at the same time, and I’ll be the first!” Said Achilles at some point in their early life. And by the end of the story, after years of intense war and tragedy, I asked myself, “was he actually happy?

    Yes, I think he was.”
  • (4/5)
    How could one not give a 5 start to this magnificent, poetic and brilliant retelling of Homer's Iliad? Only one reason why I had to strip it of a star. Not that this will have any effect on the book or the author.

    The epic battle, the one that you wait for, the climatic scene, the Rocky vs Creed/Drago, 'Civil War' fight sequence, 'Speed' bus scene, Terminator action sequence, is completed in one word, all you want to do is throw the book out and curse the author out loud. Yet, one can't do it because the book, overall, is magical.

    Hector vs Achilles is finish in one word, 'He threw the spear'. That's all there was to read about a battle I was so hoping to have spread to two pages. The story line and built up was so magnificent that I can't blame myself for creating a huge expectation. My bad, the battle felt flat and I stood there, silent, wondering what to do next.

    I had to ignore my heartbreak because the book, otherwise, offered so much more, that my ears throng to listen to the story once more. I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook narrated by Frazer Douglas. His voice is as smooth as the words in the book. His ability to change the tonality, for different characters, is as adept as a chameleon changing it's colors to suit the environment. I fell in love with the characters, the story and the narration.

    The story is weaved around in a magical way that even though one knows the ending, the desire to know the 'how' keeps one wrapped to the book. Characters are rewritten that one feels this may have been the right way of representing the character. I remember watching 'TROY' and thinking if this is how it actually happened. At that time I had no idea about Greek mythology. It took Google and many searches to understand the battle took 10 years and many heroes had kids by that time.

    This book takes you through proper timeline. No shortcuts. Even for this epic, one doesn't get bored of listening to pages of poetic wonder. Known story line doesn't hamper the experience of reliving the journey of Achilles and Patroclus. Overall, a beautiful book.
  • (5/5)
    Loved this book. As a fan of Greek mythology it was wonderful ?
  • (5/5)
    Great read. Action filled, beautiful story telling. Truly a fantastic tale.
  • (4/5)
    A retelling of the story of Achilles life and death from the perspective of his lover. The book was well written and has inclined me to look into the Greek mythology.
  • (5/5)
    An immersive and captivating retelling of the Iliad from a new perspective! The story was well written & read, and I truly had a tough time pausing it! Thanks for the great book!
  • (5/5)
    Epic love story masterfully told. I loved it!! Read beautifully. A must read.
  • (4/5)
    This was a Greek myth retelling I didn’t know I needed!
  • (5/5)
    What great story telling.
    A good tale to be read out loud.
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written and narrated. A guilty pleasure to listen to.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely Beautiful! My new favorite book! I have never loved a story so much!
  • (5/5)
    Very interesting story line of Achilles. I enjoyed listening and seeing the development of the characters.
  • (4/5)
    It was well written and the voice over was ✨chefs kiss✨ amazing! I loved hearing it from Patroclus POV. If you’ve watched the movie Troy, you get a general concept of what you think is going to happen but from a different POV. chapter 31 did had me shocked and confused until the realization came in. I didn’t cry like most folks did but that last sentence had me a bit emotional
  • (5/5)
    Incredible from beginning to end. The narrator is great as well.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely beautiful! One of the best Greek Mythology retellings I’ve ever read.
  • (3/5)
    To be honest, i came to The Song of Achilles with extremely high expectations because someone recommended it to me as their favourite book.
    I was a bit disappointed overall because the beginning was a bit dragged out and in my opinion not particularly well-written in terms of style, whereas the ending felt really rushed. I think the mythological figures' essence was well represented and I liked the idea of a new take on Achilles' story from Patroclus' perspective (especially considering how the film Troy distorted their relationship in the public mind).
    I gave it 3 stars because there were some really enjoyable chapters and the characters and the relationships between them were quite captivating, but the story dragged sometimes and i think Miller's writing style was a bit inconsistent.
  • (5/5)
    This book is so amazing. Can’t recommend it enough! Will make you cry though...
  • (5/5)
    Well I went through all the emotions. Please read this. Is amazing
  • (4/5)
    Tiene un buen ritmo. El lenguaje es bello, sin caer en lo pesado. Sin embargo, el final se siente algo abrupto.
  • (5/5)
    It was beautiful. I enjoyed the book and how the characters were brought to life
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully written and vivid retelling of a classic Greek tale.