audiobook: 12.5 hours
originally written in Greek, circa 800-600 BC
This is the story of what happens to Odysseus when he tries to go home after the fall of Troy. We first meet Odysseus in The Iliad (reviewed here) so I knew a bit about him before the story began. About half of the story details the problems he ran into while trying to get home. The other half tells how he rids his home of the hundreds of suitors who were hoping to marry his wife when he didn't return from the war (he left 20 years ago).
I really enjoyed listening to this book. This is a story that was MEANT to be listened to, so it works well as an audio book. I loved the way certain phrases were repeated - it lent a rhythmic feel to the story.
Rebecca liked The Iliad better than The Odyssey but I have to disagree with her on that. I did enjoy both books, but there was more story in the 2nd book and I liked that.
So there you have it - short and sweet. If you'd like more info on The Odyssey be sure to check out this link: http://www.shmoop.com/odyssey/
(For how this relates to the tv show LOST check out my post here.)