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message 1: by A (last edited Jan 26, 2017 05:46PM) (new)

A | 70 comments The following versions of the Odyssey seem to be attributed to the wrong narrator one of which is missing the audio preview:

For reference here is the Audible book in question (Narrated by: Ian McKellen):

The Odyssey
http://www.audible.com/pd/Classics/Th...
Written by: Homer , Robert Fagles - translator
Narrated by: Ian McKellen
Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:12-16-99
Publisher: Penguin Audio

Goodreads titles:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9...
(Ian McKellen listed as Narrator, but no audio preview)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...
(This one resembles Ian's version, but Ian is not on the cover nor is he the narrator in the preview, nor is a narrator listed for the book)

None of these versions are found under the Audio format sort menu:
https://www.goodreads.com/work/editio...


message 2: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 24727 comments The details for 9780140864304 are correct as per WorldCat.

The second book you linked to is a paperback. If you meant a different edition, you'll have to post again.

As to audio previews, I've never added one. And I don't see a spot on the edit page to add one either. Maybe someone else can add their 2 cents worth :)

The audio cassette book is found under the audio cassette dropdown, not the audiobook dropdown.


message 3: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43555 comments Mod
The little book-icon previews and the listen-previews are not added by librarians. They are automatically added via Amazon for the former and Audible for the latter. They are not edition-specific, so if a work has multiple audio editions with different narrators, the preview won't match all of the editions. (For recent books, it is more common for all audiobooks to be by a single narrator, and then they will all match.)


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 24727 comments Thanks Rivka :)


message 5: by A (new)

A | 70 comments Thanks for the info.


message 6: by A (last edited Apr 20, 2017 12:31AM) (new)

A | 70 comments So on this subject although with a different title (The Aeneid translated by Robert Fagles, narrated by Simon Callow) I've found there's no way to add this edition to a group bookshelf. Although my review is under the correct edition if you attempt to look for it when trying to add it to a group book shelf it's not there.


message 7: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20800 comments Aaron wrote: "So on this subject although with a different title (The Aeneid translated by Robert Fagles, narrated by Simon Callow) I've found there's no way to add this edition to a group bookshelf. Although my..."

It is possible adding to a group shelve won't work because there is no isbn/asin on the edition you linked to and you have to page through 800 editions.

There are other editions with the same translator and narrator that might work:
Audio cd: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1... or Audible: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...


message 8: by A (new)

A | 70 comments Arenda, I scrolled through all 100 pages of other editions, those that you linked are combined with the "The Aeneid", but they don't appear in the list of titles once you click "other editions".

I'm confused as both of those editions you linked have ISBN/ASIN.


message 9: by Arenda (new)

Arenda | 20800 comments Sorry, don't know about that.
I've only tried adding the isbn or asin in the search field for adding books to the group shelf, and that gave me the right edition.


message 10: by A (new)

A | 70 comments Fantastic! I didn't try doing that because I've never been able to pull up a ISBN/ASIN in a general search for a book on GR, but it worked in this case.

Thank you!


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