In an ambitious retelling of the story of the Trojan War, Geras lets the young people of King Priam’s household spin out the tale. Moving among the stables, the banquet hall, and the “Blood Room” infirmary, Miriam Margolyes offers the narratives of two sisters; their friends; the legendary Helen, Hector, and Paris; and even the gods who walk among the mortals. She flawlessly creates precise vocal portraits for diverse characters--the ancient blind singer, the noble Hector, the scheming goddess Aphrodite, and a young stable hand. Margolyes is an unquestionable master here. There’s never a false or strained note. She makes it possible for listeners to follow this multilayered saga with an astute performance. Brilliant. Don’t let this gem be relegated to teens; adults can also revel in this classic epic. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2003 Audie Award Winner © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB / MAR 03]
Trade Ed. Listening Library 2002
DD ISBN $21.00
Library Ed. Listening Library 2002
CS ISBN $45.00 Six cassettes
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