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Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. Learned notes from the author offer rich cultural context. This volume is a doorway into a captivating world.

©2019 Stephen Fry (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Amazing

After seeing his performance of mythos live at Niagra on the lake last summer, I was determined to wait for the audiobook because I know his performance to be amazing. This audiobook did not disappoint.

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Bringing Greek Myths to Life

Fry does a fantastic job of bringing the myths of Ancient Greece to life. The characters sound real, and Fry’s turns of phrase are always a delicious treat.

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Piece of art

Gorgeously written and read. The attention to details, the linguistic references and the overall performance make this a real piece of art. Loved it so much I bought the hardcover book.

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I did not want it to end!!

Exquisite narration, I could not stop listening! This book has cemented my love for the Greek myths. I loved every morsel of humour thrown here and there. Thank you Stephen Fry!!

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Amazing book

Stephen Fry is incredible! The book reads itself (literally). The stories are captivating and the reader is amazing

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Really wanted to like it

But I really didn’t like it enough to keep listening. Stephen Fry did a good job reading it and his side notes were interesting. I tried, I seriously did, four or five times when I was so disinterested I made myself keep listening hoping I would get hooked, but I gave up about 3 hours in. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it was I didn’t like. I just didn’t care.

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masterful modern retelling

spell bonding fantastic. Stephen's insertions gave the myth new life and relevance without detracting from their original allure

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This is the Best

This is the best synopsis of Greek myth I have ever encountered. The depth of Fry's knowledge is amply displayed in the lively, engaging, reading.

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Delicious!

Well researched, written, and performed. I was enthralled with this story and binged listened to it over three days. I am a modern day story teller and bard myself and look forward to listening to this many more times to memorize add these lively tales to my own repertoire for the fireside. Thank you Stephen Fry!

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Super

I adore Stephen Fry. I doubt anyone else could make mythology so entertaining via audio.

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  • L. Kampp
  • 2019-09-24

Please, will you tell me a story?

How does Stephen Fry do it? The pantheon of Greek Gods was never boring to me, but could be confusing and WAS bizarre and alien. Fry has made it so...Human. This is a man who knows his subject so well that he can play with it, adding bits of cosmological physics and a Monty Python reference about cheese, yet still teach us about pounds, shillings and pence as well as the labyrinthine origins of these mythic beings. The enchantment began immediately for me because I forgot to consider who was doing the reading. After only a few minutes of listening to his voice my parasympathetic nervous system to kicked in, slipping me gently into dreams. For anyone who is interested in comparative religion or ancient civilizations; for anyone who ever was soothed to sleep by hearing a bedtime story, to anyone who has appreciated Fry's previous works... I truly believe that you'll enjoy hearing the early Greek stories of how it all began.

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  • 2019-10-31

Excellent

Delightful rendition of classic tales made easy to listen to and injected with Fry's signature humor. easy for adult or kids to listen to.

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  • ricemilk
  • 2019-11-08

So good

So good just so good Stephen Fry is an epic brain box and has a magical voice too

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  • Kiersten
  • 2019-09-17

Stephen Fry is a treasure

This man is a frickin genius. He is such a wonderful narrator AND he wrote it? I loved this book. Such a joy. His narrating is lovely and the book is lighthearted and fun. I will be listening to this again for sure.

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  • October
  • 2019-11-05

breath taking.

I highly recommend this book to any fans of mythology. it is stunningly beautiful.

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  • T. Delaune
  • 2019-09-23

Fantasticicl

What a marvelous treat to reacquaint myself with the Greek Gods and Heroes, demigods and goddesses. Stephen Fry is truly a treasure and masterful story teller. Highly recommend.

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  • Caleb
  • 2019-10-05

Great Start, Dragging Middle

Amazing beginning. Despite dragging for a couple hours toward the middle, I reccomend to anyone

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  • Derick Morton
  • 2019-09-28

Exactly what you wanted if you clicked on it.

it's exactly what you were looking for if you were searching for easily digested but accurate infotainment about the Gods.

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  • Mr Conway
  • 2019-08-30

Mythology for the kitchen table

The book takes these very old stories and makes them absolutely relatable and engaging to a kitchen table audience. Stephen Fry is the best narrator on Audible.

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  • Stefan Filipovits
  • 2019-09-04

Fry’s Guide to the Greek pantheon

Stephen Fry’s Mythos was kind of a perfect storm for me. I’d been both on a Greek mythology jag since reading Madeline Miller’s Circe and Song Of Achilles (both of which I heartily recommend) and a Stephen Fry jag since listening to his reading of the Holmes stories. When I saw Stephen Fry had written and narrated a book on the great Greek myths I bought it immediately and loved it from word one. Fry makes the myths and legends accessible, humorous, tragic, and horrifying, often all at once. Much like his Victorian Secrets series, Fry injects his sharp wit and keen intellect to retell the most well-known myths in history in a way that’s fresh, original, and perpetually engaging. Whether you’re a college professor, a curious tween, or a well-read pensioner there’s something for everyone here.

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