The Song of Achilles

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The legend begins...

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. “The best of all the Greeks”—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles’ mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.

When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.

Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller’s page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.


  • 01-The Song of Achilles

    Duration: 33s
  • 02-Chapter One

    Duration: 05min
  • 03-Chapter Two

    Duration: 21min
  • 04-Chapter Three

    Duration: 19min
  • 05-Chapter Four

    Duration: 17min
  • 06-Chapter Five

    Duration: 22min
  • 07-Chapter Six

    Duration: 17min
  • 08-Chapter Seven

    Duration: 15min
  • 09-Chapter Eight

    Duration: 27min
  • 10-Chapter Nine

    Duration: 19min
  • 11-Chapter Ten

    Duration: 29min
  • 12-Chapter Eleven

    Duration: 17min
  • 13-Chapter Twelve

    Duration: 37min
  • 14-Chapter Thirteen

    Duration: 20min
  • 15-Chapter Fourteen

    Duration: 24min
  • 16-Chapter Fifteen

    Duration: 37min
  • 17-Chapter Sixteen

    Duration: 12min
  • 18-Chapter Seventeen

    Duration: 12min
  • 19-Chapter Eighteen

    Duration: 18min
  • 20-Chapter Nineteen

    Duration: 13min
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