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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold Audio CD – Unabridged, 9 November 2018

4.7 out of 5 stars 183 ratings

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This is a spirited retelling of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves ― The Times

Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny, and Fry once again proves himself a master of great learning worn lightlyGuardian

Here, indeed, be
monsters, myriad adventures and machinating gods. Fry is a personable and passionate narratorMail on Sunday

Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lotHerald

Fry
brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales of these heroic men and women in all their grit and glory. Filled with white-knuckle chases and twisted labyrinths, impossible puzzles and blood-curdling monstersNorthern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle

Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. It makes stories relatable without skimping on the gory detailsSunday Life

Rich, funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot along the wayEastern Daily Press

Tales of
fatal flaws, perilous journeys and shining acts of heroism are told with gusto and young and old will be engrossed. The audiobook is an absolute gem too, read by the author who has a winning way of bringing these epic tales to life Western Morning News

Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy. The Greek gods of the past become relatableGuardian (on 'Mythos')

The
best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . entertaining and edifyingTelegraph (on 'Mythos')

A rollicking good readIndependent (on 'Mythos')

Perfect for the 21st Century. Ebullient, funny, Fry retellsthe Greek myths with eleganceThe Times (on 'Mythos')

A
wondrous new immersion in ancient stories we only thought we knew. Brilliant, funny, erudite, inventive, surprising and enthralling -- Richard North Patterson (on 'Mythos')

Fry makes the stories relatable without skimping on the wonderful gory details, or sacrificing the traditional truths of the myth ―
i (The paper for today)

Stephen Fry has created a magnificent book. Humorous, but with serious stories told with wit and erudition. This is a book that will delight readers of all ages. Fry's writing is never less than delightful ―
Moorlander

Fry is a natural storyteller and his lively retellings make for an entertaining read ―
Hannah Beckerman, Observer

The comedian and polymath retells age-old Greek myths in dramatic, modernised style ―
i

One of the nation's favourite intellectuals retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes in his own unique and very enjoyable way ―
Cambridge Independent

About the Author

Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead in 1957 and, following a troubled adolescence, went on to study English Literature at Queen's College, Cambridge. As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and two volumes of his autobiography, Fry played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded show-business secret, this) Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie. More recently, he presented Stephen Fry- The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. Before it was announced that Fry would retire as moderator, his legions of fans tuned in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director.

He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in
A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder.

More recently he presented
Stephen Fry- The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Michael Joseph; 1st edition (9 November 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1405940565
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1405940566
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.8 x 3.3 x 14 cm
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2.0 out of 5 stars Oh I wish this was based on something by Robert Graves - but this is not it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably should listen/ read Mythos to understand a little of the background
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