Mythos Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Step into another world - of magic, mayhem, monsters and maniacal gods - in Stephen Fry's momentous Sunday Times and Audible best seller, Mythos.
Discover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told....
No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly or brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses.
In Stephen Fry's vivid retelling, we gaze in wonder as wise Athena is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus and follow doomed Persephone into the dark and lonely realm of the Underworld.
Shiver in fear when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.
Listen with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.
Read by Stephen Fry himself, Mythos captures these extraordinary myths for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance.
If you're enthralled by the magic of Greek mythology you'll love Fry's follow-up books Heroes and Troy, with tales of mortals and monsters, quests and adventures.
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|Listening Length||15 hours and 25 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||02 November 2017|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 30 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
1 in Classic Literature
1 in Classic Literature & Fiction
2 in History (Audible Books & Originals)
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I like the way SF presents these old Greek stories as if they happened yesterday.
All the ideas they offer are still true, even 3 thousand years later.
We heard about them at school in the days when 'classical' education was beginning to pass out of fashion; but the thing I love most about the Greeks, and SF's book, is the idea that NO-ONE from the beginning of creation has ever been entirely good or entirely bad.
The Greeks knew it -and celebrate stories about it- even their gods had a good side and a bad side.
Stephen Fry has generously and kindly reminded us of that in his book, MYTHOS.
It is perhaps a good thing Stephen Fry split his accounts of Greek myth into three volumes. Towards the end, the bewildering array of gods, titans, nymphs and other deities was becoming impossible to track.
A cracking read and a great introduction to further thoughts upon the tales within.
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Fry does use some complicated words (although he'd probably recommend I use a dictionary) but I still found this to be, on the whole, easily understandable, a great read and it ticked all the boxes for what I was looking for. Fry's writing style is (as I'd imagine the man himself to be) charming, intelligent and informative with a sense of wit and of course there are plenty of footnotes as he adds extra bits of information as he tells the stories. Also, he does add a sources section at the end of the book for those who wish to delve further which I think is an excellent idea.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest about ancient Greek mythology (although not sure if it's ideal for children), especially if you want to learn about the Greek Gods, the Titans and the many myths and stories associated with them but rather than using this as a definitive guide it should be seen as an entry point to a fascinating subject.
An INDEX of characters
A more extensive diagram of how the hundreds of characters are related to eachother
I also thought that the last few chapters are slightly disorganised.
There are a few typo's and duplications as well, giving the impression it was thrown together at the last minute.
I hope the author and publisher take this into consideration for future editions.
Its interesting and enjoyable and does a good jobs of put as much as possible together in a single book without ever making you feel this it is study material for an exam.
I'd definitely recommend
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 February 2019