I’ve been listening to a lot of great audiobooks lately, but this month I wanted to feature a love story, since it’s Valentine’s Day and all (and I’m not doing any other V-Day posts). I’ve listened to a few good love stories on Audible, but this is one of my favorites. The love story is one I still can’t get out of my head, the writing is magical, and the narration is perfect. I may just listen to it all over again, because it really is that great.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Read by Frazer Douglas
11 hours and 18 minutes
The Song of Achilles tells the story of Achilles through the perspective of his lover and friend, Patroclus. And it is so good. Madeline Miller has a way of making mythology feel like fantasy. This is one of those audiobooks that made me take the long way home just so I could listen to more of it. It is so engrossing and beautiful, and I just couldn’t turn it off.
If you haven’t read (or listened to) anything by Madeline Miller yet, you need to. I recently finished her newest book – Circe (out in April) – and fell in love with her writing all over again. It is unique and interesting and breathes life into these stories. Warning: you will want to read The Odyssey after this, so make sure you have a copy on hand (it’s public domain, so you can easily get an ebook for free).
If you’re looking for a good love story this week, I don’t think you can go wrong with The Song of Achilles.
If you’re interested in this audiobook, you can use this link to sign up for a free trial of Audible, and choose The Song of Achilles as one of your free books! (You get to keep them even if you cancel, so you don’t really have anything to lose.)
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have a favorite audiobook, share it in the comments – I’m always looking for good audiobook recommendations.