Thursday, March 01, 2007

 

THE AENEID by Virgil, translated by Robert Fagles, read by Simon Callow



The ancient epics were the first audiobooks, and this outstanding production of Fagles's new verse translation brings into clear, robust contemporary English a style of storytelling unfamiliar to most readers today. As fresh as today's wars in its storytelling, this modern evocation of the classical style is one of this year's audiobook events.

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