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The Adventures of Ulysses

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  1,137 ratings  ·  189 reviews
The legendary voyage of one of Greek mythology’s greatest heroes

Ulysses is the sharpest tactician among the Greeks and the brains behind the Trojan Horse, the ruse that fooled the Trojans and led to the end of the ten-year Trojan War. The Greeks have won, and Ulysses finally sails for home, his ships loaded with treasure. But his journey will be a long and arduous one. He
ebook, 186 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Open Road Media Teen & Tween (first published 1969)
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This may not be the worst book I've ever read, but it defiantly on the list. I extremely disliked how the author wrote this book. In each chapter there would be a new problem and Ulysses would solve it and they would then move onto a new island. It was like that for the whole story, a island, a new problem, and Ulysses always solved it. Also, even though I do realize that this is fiction, some of the things Ulysses did was impossible, even in this setting. Ulysses may be a hero, but he is not a ...more
This is the worst book I've ever read. Giving this book one star is too much. The whole book repeats itself until the last chapter. The last chapter cuts to the chase and then it's over.
We're reading this book for English class right now.
Before we started reading about Greek myths and legends, I knew nothing, not the slightest thing. But after reading a couple of books... I LOVE IT!!!
Greek myths are intriguing myths that draw you into a magical world full of adventure, danger and excitement.
I'm especially interested in reading about all the perils Ulysses had to face in order to go home to Ithaca... it's AWESOME!!!
I don't care about what other people say, this book is really go
That fighting is cool and dont mess with people with beards
Anna Pereira
Mar 12, 2012 Anna Pereira rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people between the ages of 10 and 15!
Recommended to Anna by: Miss Grimm
I think that this book is very interesting and it was very fun to read it! I would say that after all Ulysses did the right choices throughout the book even though he shouldn't have stabbed Polyphemus' eye, because that was the reason that Ulysses was left wondering all these years at sea and if he hadn't done it he would have been home a long time ago! Ulysses is a very brave men and I think that he deserves to go to The Elysian Fields when he dies because he is definitely a hero.
The Adventures
One word: IT WAS AMAZING!!!... Wait... (Counting on fingers)... That's 3 words. Nevermind. I loved this book. But then again, I am a mythology geek. And because of that, not a lot of other people are. This book was descriptive, short, sweet, and the characters had life-like emotions. Ulysses was sometimes a jerk, and he was very confident in himself. Like the title says, the book focuses mainly on him. I recommend this book to fellow mythology geeks, and people who can read a lot of old words li ...more
ulysses was one of the worst books i have ever read. All it talked about was war, war,and more war. I think it would be better for a guy because their into action, but not for a girl.I gave it one star because it was boring. I was actually forced to read it as a grade. It was out of my hands, but i never want to read it again!!!!!
K.R. Cox
I read this book as a child and have read it every few years. It was the book that inspired me to start travelling, to want to see the world outside of my city. Ulysses was my hero. He was strong, wise, and goal oriented, and seemed to come through despite getting his ass knocked around by monsters and gods. I absolutely love this book.
Andrew D
"The Adventures of Ulysses", an adaptation of Homer's "Odyssey" by Bernard Evslin, entails the decade-long journey of a sailor and his faithful crew. After fighting for years, all Ulysses wants to do is return home. However, this story, an early example of the now well-known "Hero Cycle", is fraught with danger, and Ulysses will not return to his family unchanged. Most of his crew and two-thirds of his fleet will be gone in the end, for reasons almost innumerable. Cyclopses, cannibals, sorceress ...more
Ella Schultz
Adventure’s of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin is a fictional action and adventure novel. The book takes place in ancient Greece. The main character Ulysses shows attributes of a great leader and hero throughout the book. His main goal in the Adventure’s of Ulysses is to return home with his crew to Ithaca where he has his wife and son awaiting his return. Ulysses comes across several challenges involving fair maidens, hideous monsters, angry gods, cyclops and even with himself. Several times Ulysses ...more
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin is a realistic fiction about a brave warrior named Ulysses. The main conflict of the book is weather or not Ulysses will make it back to his homeland in Ithaca. On his journey home he is faced with many death defying creatures and is not exactly a friend of Posiden.
My favorite part of this book is on the journey to the "Land of the Dead" when Ulysses instructs a crew member to climb to the top of the mast to be a lookout. When all of a sudden the boat
Forceful. This word defines Ulysses as a leader because he is commanding and powerful. The book The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin portrays Ulysses on his tough journey home to Ithaca confronting many dangers and somehow always escaping time after time because of his intelligence. Ulysses is an effective leader because he shows that he is fearless, intelligent, and determined.

Ulysses survives and gets out of lots of trouble because he is fearless. Ulysses is about to perish along with h
The book The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin is condensed version of the Oddyssey a fantasy adventure epic. The story revolves around Ulysses, a war hero on his voyage back from the Trojan Wars with his crew. Along their journey they must overcome many obstacles such as sea monsters, enchanted islands, and each other.

The mythical creatures and gods/goddesses are very interesting to me. They all have different personalities and ways of thinking which intrigues me. Some of them believe in
Carly Sussman

The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin is about a man who journeys and circumnavigates around islands in the Mediterranean to return home, though delays his arriving with unanticipated stops and dangerous trials. The Adventures of Ulysses is a fantasy fiction novel. The story takes place in the islands off of Greece in ancient times. In the book, Ulysses faces several tests, trials, and difficult desicions that determine his fate and lead him to the character he is at the end of the book.

The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin enlightens us with the his version of the Odyssey. A hero, fresh from the battle of troy is on his way home. This hero is Ulysses and he aaas not expecting such a harsh trip home. He had angered the gods, and many pray to them so that he does not ever get home to his wife and son. At some parts of this book, it is a bit confusing to me on what they are trying to say. The writing style is most definitely different from other books, but this made it inte ...more
Dana Levy
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin demonstrates Ulysses on his treacherous journey home after fighting the Trojan war, and offending some of the gods. Life is very difficult coming home for Ulysses because when the God of the Sea doesn't like you and you're sailing home you are bound to have some issues. His boats cannot store very much food either, so he has to stop at different islands along the way with a variety of monsters to make trouble.
I thought that this book was okay because
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin, the genre of the book was nonfiction. So this book was about a man named Ulysses and he angered the god. So the god put him on a 20 year long voyage. During this voyage Ulysses persevere though the whole 20. This book took place on an island, and boat. The island had a lot of different creatures on it that could manipulate you. I thought that Ulysses was a good leader, so I thought that he was the protagonist in this book, and the antagonists was all ...more
Hannah Burke
This was an interesting book. I liked all of the language used in it with all of the literary devices. As good as it was though, I would read this as more of an introduction to The Odyssey as it overviewed the general story but wasn't as much of a classic as The Odyssey. Still it has a good story line even though a lot of it seemed rushed, but that was mostly because this translation was purposely made easier to read. It seemed a bit weird and somewhat slow and pointless at the beginning but as ...more
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin demonstrates the perserverance and bravery someone can have in order to reunite with their family once again. It is a repeat of the oringional story, The Oddysey, about a sailor named Ulysses and his undying hunger to get back home. The book starts off at him leaving the Trojan war with his crew, but with constant mistakes, it takes much longer than planned to get to Itthica, his home. He accedently angered the gods and several time almost got himself ...more
Giao Phan
I really liked this book because the adventures were really cool and it tell's the story really straight forward.
Archuleta Chick
I read it cause I had to for school, I wouldn't recommend it unless you want to learn about a few greek gods.
Michelle Andrews
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin describes all the things, good and bad, that Ulysses and his crew encounter on their way back home to Ithaca, Greece after the Trojan War. This book is based off of the “The Odyssey”, a classic story. After angering the god Poseidon, Ulysses faces much adversity on his voyage. Ulysses’s greed also doesn’t help the voyage. One example of the troubles they face is when they are only miles away from home, but they take their gift of winds for granted, and ...more
Aria Mendhekar
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin is a very interesting adventure book. This book takes place in Greece and is about the adventures that Ulysses has after returning from the Trojan War. Ulysses has many adventures such as a cyclops, a sorceress, a princess, a giant, and even ghosts. Every time Ulysses is close to home something makes it hard for him to get back. Ulysses makes it back to his home island of Ithica. Is able to save his family even if he may lose his whole crew?

I really en
Eric Larson
This epic poem depicts the hardened warrior, Ulysses, on a great journey where his strength, leadership, wit, and will are tested. For example, in the Cyclopes' Cave Ulysses uses his wit and quick thinking to get him and his men out of there alive, but does make a nearly fatal flaw in the process. This book is a good retelling of Homer's classic "The Odyssey" but puts a little juvenile spin on it. I would recommend this to anybody interested in adventure or fantasy book. It also opens the reader ...more
Malachi Colestock
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Lucas Tomasello
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin depicts the ten year voyage of Ulysses and his crew form Troy to Ithaca, across the Mediterranean Sea. Their journey is full of many perils,including a man-eating cyclops named Polyphemus, giants, powerful sorceresses, gods, and other magical beings. During their voyage, Ulysses's arrogance angers the sea god, Poseidon. So, he uses his powers to try and set Ulysses of course, or have him sail into deadly traps. However, Ulysses manages to get through t ...more
Richard Hubert
This book is pretty much a summed up version of the epic poem of Odysseus. This book is good in many ways such as, this could get other readers into Greek Mythology. I would recommend this book to any other reader that is not that interested in Greek mythology. Hopefully this book will open a whole new world of books for them to read. This book is full adventure (as told in the title), Surprises and a little bit of love. This book is about a man that has angered a certain god. Because he has ang ...more
This book was better than I thought it would be! I loved all the adventures he went on and how he overcame the obstacles that were in his way. I think this wasn't boring at all and it kept me on my toes every time I read it because I was anxious to see what was going to happen next. I would recommend this book to people that like mythology and learning about "Gods" like Zeus, Poseidon and others. I would also recommend this to people that like adventure and reading about. over all this was a gre ...more
Julia Massone
The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin is a fictional novel with an extraordinary plot. The main character, Ulysses, is on his way home from the Trojan War when he runs into trouble. Apparently he upset the greek gods so now his journey home is full of surprises. Him and his crew have to go through many difficult and life threatening problems during their journey home. My favorite part of the book is when (view spoiler) ...more
The Adventure of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin depicts about Ulysses journey home after conquering Troy. Apparently he and his crew upsetted the god of the sea, Poseidon and he sent their ships off course; a way they were intending not to go. Ulysses spends months at sea, and during that period of time, he faces many difficulties that he must overcome.My favorite part in this book is when Ulysses sees his old nurse again. Ulysses had just returned back to Ithaca and dresses himself up as a beggar. H ...more
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Bernard Evslin was an author best known for his adaptations of Greek mythology. With over seventy titles, which include both novel-length retellings and short stories, Evslin is one of the most widely published authors of classical mythology in the world. His best-known work is Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide and has been translat ...more
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