The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062115577
006211557X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 15 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Douglas, Frazer
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ANTHONYZEDAN
Jul 11, 2017

Finally, one of the most famous same-sex love stories of antiquity is fleshed out in beautiful, and at times, poetic language by a gifted author careful to describe the love story of Patroclus and Achilles in all its sensuous details from boyhood, to teenage years and up into young adulthood. The British voice actor who narrates this novel is superb and expressive.

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