The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller with Frazer Douglas (Narrator)

11 hours, 15 minutes first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical lgbtqia+ literary romance adventurous emotional sad medium-paced
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“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 So...

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Community Reviews Summary of 231,343 reviews

Moods

emotional 89%
sad 71%
adventurous 70%
tense 25%
reflective 20%
dark 15%
inspiring 13%
challenging 12%
hopeful 12%
informative 5%
mysterious 4%
funny 3%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 67%
fast 17%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Character: 38% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 72% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 36% | No: 35% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 10% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.38

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