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  • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

  • One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time
  • Written by: Bernard Evslin
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world. Evslin introduces listeners to the wondrous and terrifying world of superhuman beings, such as Medusa and the Minotaur, and the glory of gods like Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon - brought magically to life through heroes such as Perseus, Daedalus, Prometheus, and others.

©1966 Bernard Evslin (P)2014 Graymalkin Media

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Nice but not complete

I expected to hear stories of goddess Hestia and gods Ares and Dionosus, but they were missing!

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Missing Some Characters, Great For Catching Up

Every once in a while I like revisiting stories with Greek heroes, if only to remember what they’re really like. This collection is short and focuses mainly on the main gods, though it does leave out some key players and their stories.

I enjoyed some of the familiar legends, heard some new ones that I didn’t know, and the writing was good. The book is quick and offers more escapism than “historical” accuracy.

Still, if you’re a lover of the myths and are looking for a quick reference to inspire you, this is a great book to pick up!

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Great book

Was a great book however be warned the author takes creative liberties on the details of the myths but does a great job at it

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recording keeps slipping.

the stories are the classics and great. it the recording keeps skipping in such a way that it is like the narrator keeps repeating him self

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wonderful stories

I enjoyed the stories, although there was little to no break between chapters. Simply lovely

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 2016-08-29

I WOULD MAKE A GOOD HUSBAND FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU,

I WORK LATE.
I love fables, fairy tales, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, etc... So, it only stands to reason I would love Greek Mythology. In years past I have picked up books on the subject, but they all seemed either dry or too complicated. The relationships between the Gods can be complicated and they have sex with their sisters, brothers and humans. They have lots of sex, so there is a lot of them that are related.

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This book was an absolute joy to listen to. It was easy to understand and the stories were exciting. After listening, I went out and bought the paperback, so I can use it as a reference in the future, but don't just get the book. The reading of this is great.

THE BIBLE
I am not making a statement of any kind, but I do find the coincidence interesting. The Gods have sex with human women all the time and their are stories about half breeds and the Titians. In the NEW AMERICAN BIBLE: Genesis, Chapter 6, verse 4, it reads, THE NEPHILIM APPEARED IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL AS LATER, AFTER THE SONS OF GOD HAD INTERCOURSE WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF HUMAN BEINGS, WHO BORE THEM SONS. THEY WERE THE HEORES OF OLD, THE MEN OF RENOWN. Food for thought.

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  • Iona Sawyer
  • 2014-12-20

Mystical Myths

I always have been so intrigued by Greek mythology and wanted to learn more about it. This audio is perfect anyone who is being introduced to the myths, or wanting to learn more. It really gives so much explanation of how the tree is structured. The narrator truly gave life to each word, each tale. This is a book that must be read and or listened to.

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  • Electro freek
  • 2017-06-30

Wonderful, Wonderful!

What more can be said of the wild tales and lessons of Greek mythology? Always exciting and these stories never grow old. Look to the sky to see Cassiopius and the sea for Aphrodite. A great book for family vacations or just summer amusement.

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  • irunea
  • 2014-06-24

Feels like a bedtime story

What did you love best about Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

Good overview. It was my first book on Greek Mythology and I felt like a child being read to.

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  • Benjamin
  • 2015-07-20

Allegorical Gold

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, this is one of my favorite, no-nonsense write ups about the original Greek Mythological Stories.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

The last 'About the Author' part, where he describes the constant inter family tension being the entire reason for the diverse tales.

Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

Hermes. No doubt.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really. It's better in chunks, while driving, or on lunch. There is no large portions of continuity between tales, but the stories themselves almost need to be listened in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely great performance, and great stories. Wish there were a thousand more of these.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2015-09-16

very entertaining!

I was very pleased with this audible book. the narrator did a wonderful job. I do wish that the story of Hercules was included. Other than that I was quite entertained throughout the entire book

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  • Jerry
  • 2015-03-19

Enjoyable

I don't know Greek Mythology and enjoyed listening to this book. Can't tell you if the stories are correct. the performance was very enjoyable.

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  • Veneratenature
  • 2015-07-13

Enjoyable to listen to

Very well read, interesting, long and has good variety. A good amount of stories and most decent length.

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  • juan orellana
  • 2019-02-14

you won't find a better narrator,.

you won't find a better narrator, great story teller, loved that the writer is also a geek scholar, the closest you will get from the source.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2018-05-04

I expected more

For a book titled Heroes, Gods and Monsters, I'd expected more stories. There are so many more, yet the author chose only a few. Though to be honest the length of the book should have been a hint.

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