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Mythos

Written by: Stephen Fry
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins

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Publisher's Summary

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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  • 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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  • Derek Cook
  • 2019-09-01

Wow! What a bunch of b@$tards!

I new relatively little of Greek mythology before starting this book. And can honestly say that as entertaining as the stories were, and as soothing and captivating Stephen Fry is as a narrator, I am immensely happy that these are mere myths. I highly recommend this thoroughly entertaining book to those with time on your hands to listen, and who have no fear of hearing a litany of sins committed by a mythical bunch of b@$tards.

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  • Mariah
  • 2019-09-16

I wish he would write another!!

I love how he tells the stories and would write more of the same 😂

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  • BenRias
  • 2019-09-11

Never knew the myths could be so entertaining

great performance. Sometimes snarky retelling of the classic myths we've come to know, plus insights and retellings of many that may not be so familiar. loved the effort given to make a chronological timeline from so many diverse tales.

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  • Elizabelle
  • 2019-09-09

Vivid

Stephen Fry has followed the tradition of ages in this retelling of the Greek myths. His storytelling is superb, really bringing the characters to life, adding a dash of that British wit which doesn’t feel out of place on Mount Olympus.

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