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Publisher's Summary

Fans of George R. R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and the Game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, a unique retelling of Greek mythological tales featuring love, betrayal, murder, and ruthless ambitions.   

A fascinating take on classical Greek stories: Discover six classic Greek myths in this exciting retelling that paints both famous and lesser known characters in a whole new light. Follow the likes of Odysseus, Lamia, Bellerophon, Icarus, Medusa, and Artemis as their fates are revealed through bloody trials, gut-wrenching betrayals, sinister motives, and broken hearts. With an accessible writing style that delves into the thoughts, feelings, desires, and motivations of every character, these mythical figures and their compelling stories will resonate with listeners as they are guided through perilous and tragic adventures. 

A deeper understanding: Greek Mythology Explained provides an in-depth analysis of each story told as it unravels the greater themes and valuable lessons hidden within each chapter. Listeners will gain a deeper insight into the character's motives and the varying depictions of the original Greek myths.

©2018 Marios Christou & David Ramenah (P)2019 Tantor

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A really great collection of stories.

This is a really excellent collection of stories from Greek Mythology. It does not contain every story, but it does choose a few to do in great detail. The authors also justify why they chose their particular version of the story, which adds a level of nuance and meta-analysis to the collection.

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Excellent telling of classic stories.

From the first myth to the last, are so in-depth and fascinating, i couldn't put it down. If your interested in a deeper dive into the stories this is a perfect book to start.

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  • T. Kennedy
  • 2019-07-10

so good I wish there were dozens more

excellent narration, extremely well fleshed out stories that bring the characters to life. magical, and easily one of my new favorites

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  • JFLY
  • 2021-06-12

Greek Mythology For All

Well done. The basic gist of this audiobook is that it is a fictionalization of some of the classic Greek myths. The pace, tone, and dialogue is modernized without taking away from the heart of the myths. While the characters might use anachronistic speech or terms, none of the immersion is spoiled. In fact, everything is much more relatable.

The narration was excellent. The narrator was clear and smooth, and he captured the essence of the material and its mythical source.

If you are interested in Greek myths but don’t want anything too heavy then this is for you. I will be listening to other works by both the author and the narrator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-09-20

Great Insight Into The Mythos!

The book was phenomenally written and read! The author has the book divided into sections by story, and also, incorporating chapters in the story sections. This is a small, yet enormous detail, for the fact that, it breaks up the monotony. It also helps the listener/reader know what's going on, and makes the information easy to digest. I also really appreciate the short, sweet, yet understandable explanations of each story. Anyone interested in Greek Mythology, I would suggest giving this a listen/read. Although, there's one small critical nuance I must add; that's the fact that there are only stories of between 4 and 6 of the Greek mythos. I wanted more, and of the heroes and tales that are popular, as well as the more unpopular one like the ones the used. But, other than my small inquire, it's a fantastic book that I will revisit in the future!

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  • Edgardo Oyola
  • 2020-06-29

Very entertaining and melodic reading

Really enjoyed this audio book. The Narrative was melodic, clear and captivating. Storyline illustrative with a good explanatory discussion afterwards. Will recommend this audible.

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  • Raghad Muaz
  • 2020-04-01

It was excellent.

It kept me waiting for more of Greek Mythology.
The narration is excellent and the stories are beyond beautiful. I loved the explanation, the morals are for all times to consider.

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  • Paulette Greenslet
  • 2022-01-29

great narration

loved the narrator, I laughed at the way he described things. the book was very entertaining

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  • Morgen La
  • 2022-01-21

Adults only

I want aware that this book contains sexually explicit content/erotica. There is also sexually violent content. I was listening to it first with earbuds thank God because I usually listen to audio books in my car when my kid is with me.

there needs to be a warning for this sort of content.

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  • Westley Giles
  • 2021-09-20

A solid bit of information

First, I love the narration. Derek Perkins sounds awesome every time I hear him. Between him and Tim Gerard Reynolds, they are my favorite consistently heard narrators.

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I was surprised that they would be written in a story form at all. I got wind of this by the YouTube channel Mythology Explained and didn’t think it would be this well written set of derivative stories.

I was pleasantly surprised by them. I enjoyed my time with this audiobook a great deal, and hope that another set of story will come.

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  • Stevenson Charite
  • 2021-06-18

captivating

As boy I read some of those some stories, but never in such depth and detailed.