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Circe

Lu par : Perdita Weeks
Durée : 12 h et 8 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 notations)
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Description

The daring, dazzling and highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times best seller The Song of Achilles 

One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2018

"An epic spanning thousands of years that's also a keep-you-up-all-night page turner." (Ann Patchett)

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring, like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. 

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur; Daedalus and his doomed son, Icarus; the murderous Medea; and, of course, wily Odysseus. 

But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from or the mortals she has come to love. 

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and pause-resisting suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, and love and loss as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Madeline Miller (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critiques

"With sumptuous writing and descriptive imagery you'll see these gods and men and every being in between as you've never imagined them before." (Esquire)

"Madeline Miller, master storyteller, conjures Circe glowing and alive - and makes the Gods, nymphs and heroes of ancient Greece walk forth in all their armored splendor. Richly detailed and written with such breathtaking command of story, you will be held enchanted. A breathtaking novel." (Helen Simonson, author of The Summer Before the War and Major Pettigrew's Last Stand)

"With lyric beauty of language and melancholy evocative of Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn", Circe asks all the big questions of existence while framing them in the life story of the famous goddess who had the magic of transformations. A veritable Who's Who of the gods of Olympus and the heroes of ancient Greece, Circe knows them all and we see them through her perceptive eyes. This is as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant. Stunning, touching, and unique." (Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero)

"Author Madeline Miller and narrator Perdita Weeks transform the ancient Greek drama of Circe, witch of Aeaea and daughter of Helios, into a fresh and vibrant tale for contemporary listeners.... Weeks's cool British intonations and attuned performance capture Circe's evolution from youthful uncertainty amid scorn from richly characterized fellow deities to a confidence earned from centuries of island exile. Her first-person perspective creates intimacy as she engages fabled figures, such as Odysseus and Athena, and grapples with the pleasures and dangers of everyday life." (AudioFile)

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  • Global
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Très jolie interprétation du mythe de Circé

Ce récit centré autour du personnage de Circé nous offre une réécriture du mythe mais nous fait aussi passer par de très nombreux épisodes des mythes antiques dont j'étais passionnée à l'adolescence. Mais nul besoin de les connaître pour en profiter et au pire il y a un pdf des personnages fourni. On rencontre non seulement Circé mais Ulysse (Odysseus sur la version anglaise), Hermès, Zeus, Prométhéus et encore une palanquée d'autres.

N'mporte quelle femme saine d'esprit bondira à chaque insulte qui est faite à ce personnage du fait de son sexe, c'est insupportable mais bon ces histoires datent un peu. Par contre l'auteure prend clairement le parti de son personnage et elle est tellement riche, détaillée, nuancée, franchement c'est vraiment un plaisir.

On découvre vraiment un personnage intéressant toujours dépictée sous une forme négative et cette fois présentée sous un jour plus subtil. Eh bien ça vaut le détour. Peut-être pas au point d'être aussi enthousiaste que comme sur Booktube mais c'était pas mal tout de même et la narratrice américaine était excellente, on avait l'impression d'entendre Circé s'indigner.

  • Global
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Sadly the poor editing is jarring

Yes, you really can see the join! It's like the book was recorded in different rooms on different days, and edited together to form a rather disconcerting patchwork, paragraph by paragraph. A great pity because the actual words are intriguing. Ms Weeks is not a very compelling story-teller, exhibiting very little light and shade. She seems like a bit of an amateur, like she's just reading to herself. I was tempted to keep the book for bedtime, however, instead of counting sheep.

Now contemplating buying the print version so I can create my own soundstage.

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  • F. Wieduwilt
  • Braunschweig
  • 04/12/2018

The witch of aiaia

This book was just what i needed right now. When they say empowering women empower women they are right. Empowering stories do it too.

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  • petrik
  • Canton, NY, United States
  • 18/02/2019

great. but not an easy read.

there is wisdom in this book. and the thoughts will stay with after youre done reading. however, it is not always an easy book to read and it cant really by read or listened to in passing.

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  • Cane
  • 16/03/2019

Reader and Story with Potential

A can, but no must.

The reader is great, with the only exception of the sing-sang tone used for reading this book, which gets tedious as the book stretches in length.

The story had a struggle with me from 50% to the 90% part of the book, where the author seemed to share simply too many details, obvious self-explaining thought/emotion processes or not well thought through story elements.

Though I am happy to have stayed through till the end. Maybe this book brought me a bit closer to these purposeless, century novels, sharing with you a timeline of events instead of an actual story.

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  • Deutschland
  • 24/11/2018

Griechische Mythologie mit weiblichem Empowerment

Madeline Miller gibt in diesem mythologischen Roman einer weiblichen Nebenfigur – der Zirze aus der Odysseus-Sage – die Hauptrolle und erzählt das Leben der verstoßenen Göttertochter und „Hexe“ mit der gottlosen Stimme aus ihrer Sicht. Eine kraftvolle Geschichte über das harte Frau- und Mutterdasein einer misshandelten Figur, die zu eigener Stärke findet – und sich rächt. Sprecherin Perdita Weeks liest in fast hypnotischem Singsang. Wer sich für griechische Mythologie und/oder komplexe Frauenfiguren interessiert, ist hier richtig. Eins der bisher besten Hörbücher, die mir 2018 zu Ohren gekommen sind. Jetzt muss ich dringend auch ihr „Song of Achilles“ hören.

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  • michaela
  • vienna
  • 10/09/2018

a story beautifully woven ...<br />

... written & narrated. a triumph. rarely has a goddess seemed so human. a triumph.