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Good, but not very accurate.,
This review is from: The Odyssey (Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
I am studying 'The Odyssey' for a level and so know the story and characters VERY well and I listened to this because apparently some of the Radio 4 plays are quite good.
I thought it was a well acted adaptation of the epic poem except the way they portrayed Circe, the Aeaean Witch who turns Odysseus' men into pigs. She's made to look quite sensitive and loving eventually. This is not how she is at all! That personality should have been given to Calypso, whom Odysseus stays with for seven years.
Nevertheless, they had to make it within the set time so it's quite understandable. In any case, it might be quite misleading if you're studying it.
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Initial post: 25 Dec 2008 12:59:46 GMT
Magic Lemur says:
I'm one of those lazy people who listens to the audio CD, then claims to have read the book, and I was wondering about its accuracy. Thanks for your review - it has enlightened me!
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