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The Song of Achilles: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Madeline Miller

Narrated By: Frazer Douglas

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: March 2012

Duration: 11 hours 15 minutes


“At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”
—Ann Patchett

“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.


  • Kate Buckley

    One of the best love stories ever. Madeline Miller gave me a book hangover. I can't even start a new book yet; I'm still too in love... IT'S TOO SOON, PEOPLE! The narrator is a dream. I want him to read everything I listen to from now own. Sigh.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Brenda B.

    Wonderful book, wonderful narrator. Nuanced, multi-layered, a keen study of human nature, as well as one of the most famous of the Greek heroes.

  • Win

    Amazing story

  • Terri D.

    Story dragged a bit. Didn’t finish it.

  • Robert H.

    Interesting, but I didn't really think it was that well-written of a story. Didn't seem to offer how much new insight.

  • Anonymous

    I love this story as much as Achilles and Patroclus loves each other. Overall just a very beautiful love story between Achilles and Patroclus. I felt their pain as if I were my own. The narrator had a very soothing voice, and the words from the book prevented me to stop listening.

  • Mary R.

    Disappointing story compared to the previous book by Madeline Miller, "Cerec". It is much more of a love story than the adventure I expected. The narrator is excellent.

  • Kathleen T.

    Excellent story and narrator. Couldn’t stop listening at every chance I could

  • Tamika Y.

    Heartwarming, gripping novel, and great performance from the narrator.

  • Melanie Campbell

    Narration is very well done. I just found the story to be too "sappy" what with all the moon-eyes and fawning. It distracted from what could have been a good saga.

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