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The Song of Achilles: A Novel

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Frazer Douglas

11 Hours 15 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers

March 2012

Audio Book Summary

“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

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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.

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  • Anonymous

    I love this story as much as Achilles and Patroclus loves each other. Overall just a very beautiful love story between Achilles and Patroclus. I felt their pain as if I were my own. The narrator had a very soothing voice, and the words from the book prevented me to stop listening.

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  • Anonymous

    I won't lie, I honestly came into this for the gay porn. I left with the feels. Straight up feels.

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  • Jonathan S.

    couldn't get past the depiction of adolescent sex.

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  • Anna G.

    I could not get enough of this novel. The narrator's voice takes you along Madeline Miller's unique and entrapping telling of the story of Achilles'. I fell in love with the characters time and time again and now find myself feeling that perfect emptiness one feels at the end of a particularly incredible book. A truly perfect balance of love and adventure.

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  • Terri D.

    Story dragged a bit. Didn’t finish it.

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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous

    This book made me feel in love with Greek mythology all over again. And fell in love with gorgeous Achilles! I couldn't stop listening!! The love story is so beautiful, the narration flows flawlessly and it just keeps you glued to it, making you want to hear more and more... Loved this book!!

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  • Sarah M.

    Absolutely enjoyed it!!!

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  • Carrie D.

    different point of view of troy

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