The Song of Achilles: A Novel by Madeline Miller
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The story of The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller audiobook
takes places in Greece in the age of heroes.
Patroclus is a very weird prince. He has been exiled to the Court of King Peleus. Here he will meet Achilles. He is the son of King Peleus and Thetis, a sea goddess.
Patroclus and Achilles will develop a very strong and deep relationship. They also get the same formation on war and medicine fields. They will have to go on an adventure to Troy in order to find Helen of Sparta, that has been kidnapped.
It is a rendering of the epic well known Trojan War created by Homer. This trip will teach to these friends that not everything in this world is sure. It is also very touching and moving story that will implant new emotions for every reader.
ReviewThe song of Achilles by Madeline Miller audiobook
is about the eternal war between gods and kings. It also talks about the relationship between peace and glory and it touches the immortal fame and the human heart.
This audiobook is totally different from others that have been written. It is written by a high school classics teacher. She gives a twist to the classical story: it creates a romance between Achilles and Patroclus. She turns the characteristics of The Trojan War and Achilles and gives it a new perspective. Reveals the human side of the classic story about war and gods. It gives Achilles the capacity of love and his gentle side.
It is written in an elegant and simple prose very easy to listen to. It makes the story of Homer more vibrant and new. It is very poetical and it has a lot of details that makes this journey very interesting and attractive. This audiobook is filled with feelings that will touch your heart.
How many years took this book to be written?
It took the author ten years to write The song of Achilles.
Is Song of Achilles the same as The Iliad and Odyssey?
No, at all. This work reveals a new side of the story. Gives its characters new characteristics that are more human, like kindness, love, humor, etc. It is based on the same mythological world but it is not the same.
Should I read The Iliad and Odyssey first to The song of Achilles?
Not really. They are separated books. Some people that didn’t like the Homer books liked this audiobook. But if you are a lover of Homer books you will totally love this story. It can also be used as an introduction to the study of The Iliad.
Would you recommend The song of Achilles?
We completely recommend The song of Achilles audiobook to all of those people that like the fantasy novels, especially the mythology. If you are not a mythology lover, you can give it a try with this audiobook.