The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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After enduring the Trojan War, Odysseus begins the treacherous journey home to Ithaca. Homer's The Odyssey was composed around 700 BC and is one of the earliest epics in existence, remaining as one of the most influential works of literature today.

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  • Jacob Walters
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Odyssey is an absolute classic detailing the Epic of Odysseus and his journey home it is a great read for anyone particularly middle school students learning about mythology."
  • Tyler Adams
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "The Odyssey is a literary classic and should be a must read for anyone that has an interest in history. The story telling is amazing for its time and holds its value today."
  • Bryan Patterson
    Written on June 28, 2019
    "A classic and a must read for anyone into books. It's a perfect introduction to Greek and Roman mythology. It's even available as a free audiobook that you can listen to online without downloading."
    Hannah Parker
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "I had to read this for Eng-Lit class and I was absolutely distressed at the thought of slogging through the book, thank goodness I found this audio version to help me along and stay awake to complete my assignment."
    Rosalba Reyna
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "This is more streaming than anything. Unless you have a reliable internet or data it can be a problem."
  • Janice Harvey
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I like the kindle version, but prefer the paper version. The formatting is erratic when reading on a small screen and found it to be confusing. "
  • Divya Verma
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "I have a kindle and some books are available to me for free. This book was one of them I decided to download because of the good reviews. People say it's a classic. I kind of agree."
    Jack Sims
    Written on July 2, 2017
    "To me the Odyssey is one of the best works of literature of all time. I thoroughly enjoyed the arch of events and the development of Odysseus as a man. Everyone should read this book."
  • Andrea Armstrong
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This is classic Western literature at its best. Anyone who's a history or culture buff, literature fan, or just interested in Greek heritage will enjoy this ancient story of adventure, trial, tribulation, and victory. It truly is a timeless experience."
    Johnny Ortiz
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "An ancient classic with a new cover! I get caught up in the epic every so often, and buying this copy saves me from doing further damage to the almost ancient edition that graced my bookshelf for many decades. "
  • Patricia Martinez
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "The Odyssey is a book about Homer's story of the Trojan War. We've all read the story in grade school. But it's a story that is timeless and we learn something new every time we read the story. It is listed here on Amazon for what appears to be zero cost so it can be read on one's Kindle app in any device."
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  • Ángel Saucedo
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "The Odyssey is a classic journey story with the hero (Odysseus) making his way home after a war. I read this in my Intro to Literature class in college and I've seen references to it -- some direct and some not -- throughout other works. Everyone should read it or be familiar with it to understand many western cultural references. Highly recommended."
  • Elizabeth Campbell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Not something I enjoyed. The translation of this is not as superior as the original one. That being said...if you're into stuff like this then go for it. Most people would enjoy it. I on the other hand couldn't read past a few pages. So I really can't say much about this. However...it did give me a good nap."
  • Kelly Diaz
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "A timeless fantasy classic. So many modern fantasy titles are modeled after this book. I could read this over and over again. "
  • Zachary Watson
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "it provide some insights related to the book. However, the description is missing to explain the best part of reading this book. The description does not create the engagement or the need, needed for someone to buy this book. It needs to be more enticing and create a need to find out what is in the book. I like that it is free kindle ebook and I am pretty sure I will download it. "
    Louis Bryant
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I am a book junky and read them whenever I can. I just read The Odyssey. The Odyssey is a real good book with a vivid story and great characters. I can vision the story very clearly how it was written. This is the best book I have read in a little while so far."
    Joel Álvarez
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "One of history's classics.Get it and soak it in"
  • Randy Guerrero
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "An outstanding retelling of the tale of Odysseus. Perfect for people who have a strong knowledge of the legends and gods and also those who don't know anything about them! This book will take you there and make you a central part of the action."
  • Paul Edwards
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I read this book in high school and it is a great book covering war and mythology, it is a timeless tale. I bought this book looking forward to reading it again, unfortunately this book was not well laid out, I am much older now and the small font was so hard to read, then to make matters worse, they didn't use paragraph breaks so it was very hard to follow and ultimately I put the book down and will look for this book with a better layout."
  • Anna Ray
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "If you’re a fan of classic literature and writing, then you have to read The Odyssey. It can be a difficult read for some; you may find yourself spending time looking up translations/definitions/meanings. Reading this book is well worth the effort, though! It’s such a rewarding piece of writing. It’s one of the best pieces of literature that pertains to struggle, and you’ll enjoy it even more if you read The Iliad beforehand."
  • Jeffrey Salazar
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Had to actually google what Penguin Classics was. But once I got that information I would say the solution is effective. I think they should have given a broader view of what Penguin Classics are and the type of novels they are famous for before just simply giving their opinion of which book is the best. "
  • Gloria Reynolds
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "The Odyssey is one of my all time favorite books and is a must read for anyone! I love that I have the option to get this ebook for free on my Android phone!"
  • Grace Diaz
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "I was very happy to find the Kindle version of "The Odyssey" for free on Amazon! Reading this book is challenging and time-consuming, but it really is a great book. It was just icing on the cake that it was free!"
    Jonathan Walker
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "An excellent book about Ancient Greece, entertaining and well written. I recommended this for the attention to detail. It is very very well done."
    Margaret Estrada
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "With adubile trial get The Odyssey for free"
  • Melissa Barnett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Oh my I don't feel as if this solution was a good one for this topic. I think it's a rather poor choice of books for youngsters to learn social studies if giving as the only choice of solutions."
  • Nathan Peters
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "I was looking for free books to read and I ran across The Odyssey. It has been a while but I have read this classic once before. It is however a great read and well worth reading again. If your into ancient gods and monsters this book is right up your alley. I enjoyed all the action and adventure in this book and it is a hard one to set down. Overall a great book and I would recommend it to anyone."
    Charles Taylor
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "A really good read and the price is exactly right at FREE!"
  • Wayne Rice
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Odyssey is one of my favorite stories of all time, I don't even know if I can call it a story, it's more like a legend. It is supposed to be a true story and its been made into many movies. If you haven't read The Odyssey it is well worth the read."
  • Andy Ma
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "It looks as if this book has indeed been mentioned by one Chris Hedges, who looks to be some sort of American leftist intellectual and teacher. I'd recommend it regardless of what any one individual says about it though, it's rather famous for a good reason. This looks to be a decent version of it as well in terms of translation and (digital) formatting. Not sure what other books this person recommends, but this book is timeless either way."
  • Yi Tan
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "If you're into Greek mythology like I am, then this is a must read. I cannot but this book down. Odysseus journey home is filled with struggles and battles and new insights along the way from the unpredictable gods. Do pass go, pick up this book and read it immediately."
  • Patrick Gray
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "If you're looking for the best and most interesting things -- and really, who isn't? -- then Homer's The Odyssey has to be near the top of the list. One of the all-time greatest pieces of literature ever written, this version offers an excellent translation from the original text, adding to the appeal of this work and showing why it has endured for so many centuries."
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