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It’s Like a Movie, Seen from Inside the Hero’s Mind

It’s like a movie, seen from inside the hero’s mind. In this case, he’s Odysseus of Ithaca, a father and fighter, far from home. The Greek poet Homer’s great metaphor for how soldiers come home after war is what The Odyssey is all about.

Almost making it home, but then being swept away again by forces beyond your control. The lure of drugs to calm the mind. And being forced to fight an inhuman monster because you made a bad decision.

This coming Sunday, Jan. 16 at 7 pm EST, Master Talesman Odds Bodkin will appear on YouTube Live to tell this timeless story. He’ll accompany himself throughout on thunderous 12-string guitar.

Get your tickets today.

 

The Odyssey: Belly of the Beast

Jan. 16, 2022 at 7 pm EST, 4 pm PT.

An hour+ performance live on YouTube.

Tickets: $25-$30

 

Presented by Claire Hennessy and Six Feet Apart Productions.

 

NOW IN STOCK: Odds Bodkin Story Drives

NOW IN STOCK: Odds Bodkin Story Drives. You can always download Odds Bodkin’s classic tales with original music from Odds’ Shop and get them instantly, or you can order a Story Drive to share with friends and family.

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A Sunday Evening with a Classic Greek Myth: Odds Bodkin Tells THE ODYSSEY

A Sunday Evening with a Classic Greek Myth: Odds Bodkin Tells THE ODYSSEY.

“The closest thing we have to a genuine Homeric performance…”–Professor James Tatum, Dartmouth Classics Department

“Students are clamoring for him to return…”–Professor Martha Taylor, Chair of Classics, Loyola University Maryland

The Greek poet Homer, scholars say, recited his ODYSSEY epic while plucking his lyre. Odds Bodkin performs his modern-day language ODYSSEY while playing 12-string guitar.

If you value Western Civilization and its timeless lessons, including literacy and imagination, don’t miss this live performance on YouTube Sunday, January 16th at 7 pm EST. Just buy your ticket for the login, and then sit back for a 70-minute blast of virtuoso storytelling.

And afterwards, chat with the artist if you have questions.

THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST

SUNDAY, JAN. 16, 2022 at 7 pm EST, 4 pm PT on YouTube Live

Presented by Six Feet Apart Productions with Claire Hennessy

Tickets $25-$30

 

Coming to YouTube Live: Odds Bodkin Performs THE ODYSSEY January 16th at 7 pm EST

Coming to YouTube Live on January 16th at 7 pm. Get tickets now for Odds Bodkin’s epic, THE ODYSSEY: BELLY OF THE BEAST.

Soaring, exciting music on 12-string guitar. A host of character voices, including Odysseus and the Cyclops. Amazing vocal effects of storm winds, sea birds and crashing stones.

Hosted by Six Feet Apart Productions, master talesman Odds Bodkin will spellbind you with his vivid storytelling during this Sunday performance.

Tickets: $25-$30. Assemble your family and friends for this “tour de force” (Dartmouth Classics Dept.) live performance by a “consummate storyteller” (The New York Times.).

TICKETS

ODDS BODKIN’S CORE AUDIOS (19 FULL-LENGTH ALBUMS). Get Your Instant Download Delivery Today!

Looking for a lasting gift for your family? One that can arrive instantly, without shipping? Then purchase this collection of all Odds Bodkin’s audio storytellings, now including Beowulf, his 1 hour and 20 minute epic telling with music before a live adult audience at Grendel’s Den in Cambridge, MA.

 All Collections Instant Download Bundle

$99

 

Buy the Bundle, then log in any time to download your next epic, or children’s story, or musical adventure. Or download them all at once!

BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE Added to the All Collections Instant Delivery Download Bundle–FREE!

BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE has been added to the All Collections Instant Download Bundle at Odds Bodkin’s Shop at no extra cost. A $19.95 award-winning live storytelling, FREE.

Looking for a lasting gift for your family? One that can arrive instantly, without shipping? Then purchase this collection of all Odds Bodkin’s audio storytellings, now including Beowulf, his 1 hour and 20 minute epic telling with music before a live adult audience at Grendel’s Den in Cambridge, MA.

Before the telling, enjoy Odds’ introduction to the tale as he plays Celtic harp. Then journey to a vivid world of Vikings, monsters and kings as he tells his tale with a score on 12-string guitar.

“This is the version that made me absolutely fall in love with the Beowulf story, and really understand why it has become such a classic piece of literature. There is such life and emotion in the way Bodkin tells it, that you just can’t get from reading it alone. He takes it from being a dry, unsentimental piece of curriculum and spins it into a deeply moving journey, I always find myself crying by the end of it.” —amilolomy

Join this audience as they gasp, laugh and weep during this extraordinary performance. Winner of the Storytelling World Award.

Buy the Bundle, then log in any time to download your next epic, or children’s story, or musical adventure. Or download them all at once!

BEOWULF: THE ONLY ONE Added to the All Collections Instant Download Bundle at Odds Bodkin’s Shop!

Invest in a Family Listening Tradition: Give the Gift of Imagination

Invest in a Family Listening Tradition: Give the Gift of Imagination!

Here are 4 Great Ways to Get Odds Bodkin’s Award-Winning Story Collections for the Holidays! One of them features instant digital delivery!

Parents’ Choice Gold Award. The Indie Award. The Oppenheim Platinum Award. Storytelling World Award. The Dove Award. Publishers Weekly’s “Listen Up” Award.

 

“a consummate storyteller” — The New York Times

The Master Drive and The Epic Drive ship with complimentary Odyssey Adventure Maps autographed by Odds Bodkin. A collector’s item.

4 Great Ways to Get Odds Bodkin’s Award-Winning Story Collections for the Holidays!

4 Great Ways to Get Odds Bodkin’s Award-Winning Story Collections for the Holidays!

The Master Drive and The Epic Drive ship with complimentary autographed Odyssey Adventure Maps!

FREE ODDS BODKIN STORY: The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

Enjoy this free Odds Bodkin Story: The Woman Who Fell from the Sky.

Here’s an Algonquin origin myth about how the earth came to be. Told with voices, sound effects and original music on 12-string guitar, it’s a gentle nature tale, appropriate for even the youngest of listeners.

To learn more, visit Odds Bodkin’s Shop.

FREE ODDS BODKIN STORY: Earthstone–Episode Three. A Story Ahead of its Time

FREE ODDS BODKIN STORY: Earthstone–Episode Three. A Story Ahead of its Time. Gracie and Charlie, a brother and sister constantly at war, have just escaped The Castle of a Thousand Lights, where the Clockmaker rules, destroying the forest. But now they’re in that forbidden forest itself, and they’re about to meet The Elephant of Surprise, king of the insurgent animals.

Enjoy this excerpt from Odds Bodkin’s original two-hour musical, Earthstone.

 

Get the entire adventure at Odds Bodkin’s online shop. Included with the EPIC DRIVE and the MASTER DRIVE.

A CUSTOMER REVIEWS ODDS BODKIN’S EPIC DRIVE

A CUSTOMER REVIEWS ODDS BODKIN’S EPIC DRIVE

“We are very happy to receive our epic drive stories. Our kids were raised on these stories since they were tots. Our family custom during the winter is to gather around a warm wood stove with a hot cup of latte and share time together listening to books and doing artful projects. When I asked the family what they would like to listen to this season, my husband and kids (now teenagers) asked if we could listen to Odds Bodkin stories again. So, thanks for all the years of good story telling! We will enjoy hearing it all again.”

Warm Thanks,

Nuki Vaillancourt

November 2021

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