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Mythology: Mega Collection

Classic Stories from the Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Mythology
Written by: Scott Lewis
Length: 31 hrs and 37 mins
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An Important Update: A Navigation Guide (PDF) including a detailed chapter-by-chapter breakdown is now available in your Audible Library after purchase.

Do you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer?

Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection of eight audiobooks is for you.

Some of the topics covered are:

  • Mount Olympus and the 12 Olympian gods and goddesses, and then beneath the surface to the gloomy world of Hades.
  • Classic Celtic Myths such as The Life of Cú Chulainn
  • How did Odin form the world from Ymir’s body and make men and women from wood?
  • Who are Loki’s children, and why does Odin fear them?

And more stories of Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian Mythology!

The eight manuscripts included in this collection are Books 1 to 8 of the Classical Mythology Series by Scott Lewis.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2018 Scott Lewis (P)2018 Scott Lewis

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  • MasterTorian
  • 2019-05-30

An interesting set of introductions.

This was a really interesting introduction to the mythologies of several of history's most fascinating cultures.

First, the narrators. Honestly, it was a little strange going back and forth between two narrators between the different mythology books. It was minimally jarring though.

In both cases, the narration is skilled and the voices are pleasant to listen to. In the few cases where a character voice is needed, each one was unique and skillfully created.

Okay, the important thing to understand is this book is not a 30-hour dive into one mythology. Even though there is likely enough material in EACH ONE to offer that, this is a collection of introductions to the mythologies of the ancient Greek, Celtic, Norse, Mesopotamian, Japanese, Chinese, Egyptian, and Hindu worlds.

Each one is fascinating and informative in its own right, and has left me wanting to learn more.

Just a couple of cautionary points.

These stories, while accurate as far as I can tell, do not conform to modern sensibilities. Especially in the western mythologies, we are faced with rampant sexism, rape, incest, and other things that we might consider atrocity in the modern world but were commonplace and, in some cases, expected during their time.

And while it is not excessive and only mildly jarring, there are a number of typos and incorrect word usages (such as the word "imperical" when the author clearly meant "imperial"). I would say the occurrence is limited to an average of less than one per 30-60 minutes of the audiobook.

All in all, I really enjoyed this collection and I would really like to see the author expand these books to be deeper dives into the mythologies of each culture.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-01-18

Hard to navigate the book.

The stories that are told are good, for me who is totally new to mythologies it's helpful to have so many introductions to different mythologies.

With that said, the book would be so much better if there was an index for all chapters, now they are just numbered.
It's not smooth at all if you want to skip something or revise

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  • lynette
  • 2019-01-17

Table of Contents

This is the type of "information" that requires a table of contents which would have been so easy to add in place of chapter 1, 2, 3...Also, the male narrator sounds like he's 'reading' when he should be 'telling' a story

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  • Adrienne
  • 2019-03-16

i'm not even through the first section and...

Correct me if I'm wrong classical scholars, but Persephone was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, not Hera. That was a part of the whole spring time thing? Hera is NOT the goddess of Fertility, marriage yes, fertility no.
This text is not accurate. I'm only on the second chapter of the first section and I've already said, 'Um, what?' 10 times. They refer to Leda (of the swan incident) as one of Zeus' "wives".
Do not pay money for this book. I want mine back and I want this book removed from my library. Thank goodness it starts with greek mythology which I actually know fairly well, if I had started with Japanese or Indian mythology I would have had no idea.

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  • Erin Petrie
  • 2019-03-06

A good introduction

This book gives a great start to many of the world's mythologies.
It is well read by the two narrators.
If one just wants to know the bare bones of a cultures origin, this is a pretty good start.

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  • Sandra Feuti
  • 2018-12-07

Good delight

Delight yourself with these fascinating, captivating , informative and educative stories. This book is a mega guide with more than one story from the author. it delivered in depth knowledge and satisfying details.

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  • Joseph Corrigan
  • 2019-06-04

Bite-size knowledge nuggets.

only about 2 hours in. This is a surface-level anthology/academic encyclopedia of information on the various mythologies, not at all the collection of actual myths I was expecting. Narrator is good, but the material is educational, not entertaining, and often repeats the basics (retelling Greek god stories several times, for example).

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  • Mark Twain "Eddie"
  • 2019-05-26

Wonderful collection of mythology!

This massive collection of mythology covers cultures from around the world. I was already familiar with classical Greek mythology, but it's a pleasure to learn about the stories central to other populations. This book is an absolute powerhouse with over 31 hours of material, and it's great just to let it play and immerse myself in the hero's journey through other worlds.

The chapters in the book aren't clearly demarcated, and it can be difficult to skip from one story to another -- or even from one culture to another. Still, the narrator reads clearly and articulates words well, so speeding up the playback works well. I plan to put my kids to sleep on many nights with stories of Celtic or Mesopotamian myths, and I love that this book provides so many stories. Definitely recommended.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Cody Cook
  • 2019-04-09

Be cautious

If you are looking for an english translation of all mythologies included in this title then do not get this book. The author takes lots or liberties to ad "color" to the narrative and it is quite cheesy. Because of the added tag lines are so numerous it became difficult to distinguish the true narrative of the myths from newly imagined details added by the author. overall it was entertaining at times but also made me cringe at the corny inserts.

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  • Stuff Reviewer
  • 2019-04-30

Disappointed

Greek Mythology section was more like an encyclopedia of gods and heros rather than a telling of actual myths. Too much repetition since many of the individuals were in the same stories and many stories were covered over and over for each character.

Mesopotamian chapters too long, Asian chapters too short. Mesopotamian section included multiple different versions of the same myths with minor differences and no explanation of why these were important other than it “reflected views of those in power”, no kidding. Spent considerable part of Chinese section describing the meaning of different colored dragons which seemed pointless.

Norse section seemed to be the best laid out and therefore the most entertaining.

The narrator’s different voices were almost laughable especially when trying to voice a woman. It also seemed that many of the Asian men were also narrated with the reader’s “feminine” voices.

For the price the total amount of information was huge but would have been so much better if the content and narration were not so lackluster.

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