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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths Audiobook

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths: One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time

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Publisher's Summary

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world. Evslin introduces listeners to the wondrous and terrifying world of superhuman beings, such as Medusa and the Minotaur, and the glory of gods like Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon - brought magically to life through heroes such as Perseus, Daedalus, Prometheus, and others.

©1966 Bernard Evslin (P)2014 Graymalkin Media

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    Amazon Customer 04/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    short stories explaining the greek mythologies with great narration, laughed a few times. highly recommend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ben 07/09/2016
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    "really great and interesting!"

    Awesome book- only criticism was nothing on Hercules or Achilles but everything else was great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Iona Sawyer
    Miami, FL, United States
    20/12/14
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    "Mystical Myths"

    I always have been so intrigued by Greek mythology and wanted to learn more about it. This audio is perfect anyone who is being introduced to the myths, or wanting to learn more. It really gives so much explanation of how the tree is structured. The narrator truly gave life to each word, each tale. This is a book that must be read and or listened to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    16/09/15
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    "very entertaining!"

    I was very pleased with this audible book. the narrator did a wonderful job. I do wish that the story of Hercules was included. Other than that I was quite entertained throughout the entire book

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    20/07/15
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    "Allegorical Gold"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, this is one of my favorite, no-nonsense write ups about the original Greek Mythological Stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

    The last 'About the Author' part, where he describes the constant inter family tension being the entire reason for the diverse tales.


    Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

    Hermes. No doubt.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really. It's better in chunks, while driving, or on lunch. There is no large portions of continuity between tales, but the stories themselves almost need to be listened in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely great performance, and great stories. Wish there were a thousand more of these.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jim "The Impatient"
    Springfield, MO, United States
    29/08/16
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    "I WOULD MAKE A GOOD HUSBAND FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU,"

    I WORK LATE.
    I love fables, fairy tales, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, etc... So, it only stands to reason I would love Greek Mythology. In years past I have picked up books on the subject, but they all seemed either dry or too complicated. The relationships between the Gods can be complicated and they have sex with their sisters, brothers and humans. They have lots of sex, so there is a lot of them that are related.

    CRONOS
    This book was an absolute joy to listen to. It was easy to understand and the stories were exciting. After listening, I went out and bought the paperback, so I can use it as a reference in the future, but don't just get the book. The reading of this is great.

    THE BIBLE
    I am not making a statement of any kind, but I do find the coincidence interesting. The Gods have sex with human women all the time and their are stories about half breeds and the Titians. In the NEW AMERICAN BIBLE: Genesis, Chapter 6, verse 4, it reads, THE NEPHILIM APPEARED IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL AS LATER, AFTER THE SONS OF GOD HAD INTERCOURSE WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF HUMAN BEINGS, WHO BORE THEM SONS. THEY WERE THE HEORES OF OLD, THE MEN OF RENOWN. Food for thought.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • irunea
    Toronto
    24/06/14
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    "Feels like a bedtime story"
    What did you love best about Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

    Good overview. It was my first book on Greek Mythology and I felt like a child being read to.


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Northern Nevada Native
    24/02/16
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    "Makes loving to read even easier"

    didn't know I could love mythology like I do now if you were ever interested...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Sandy, UT
    13/07/15
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    "Enjoyable to listen to"

    Very well read, interesting, long and has good variety. A good amount of stories and most decent length.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • kenny acevedo
    24/03/15
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    "I loved this audio book it got me into the Greek"

    very good audio well narrated and it leaves you wanting more at least for me

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/03/15
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    "Enjoyable"

    I don't know Greek Mythology and enjoyed listening to this book. Can't tell you if the stories are correct. the performance was very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • artaficionado
    2/03/15
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    "I loved it! Each myth brought to life!"

    This is a very entertaining and very colorful narration of the best mythological stories I couldn't stop listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • F. Quinn
    15/04/15
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    "Certainly the best of its kind I have seen"

    This audio book is well written, well delivered clear and succinct. It tells you all the stories you wanted to hear without any other fluff. It manages to deliver a lot of information in very little time with practically no decorative language, but it's so clearly written that this is not overwhelming. Highly recommended.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    10/08/15
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    "Love it."

    I really enjoyed the stories, I enjoyed them so much I listened to it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P.A.WILLIAMS
    26/07/15
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    "TALES FROM MY YOUTH"

    The tales of good and evil still bring warmth to this now 37 year old boy cum author. i remember reading the tales of the gods and greek mythology as a young boy and i believe helped shape the imagination i have.

    This book gives me a chill and a satisfying feeling that transends back to those days as my eyes would hungrily read every tale and fable. This book has given me great delight to read and listen to via audible and the narrator gives the listener the tools required to let their minds and imagination step into its world and experience the myths for themselves.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    13/10/16
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    "Thoroughly entertaining and informative"

    A perfect book to dip your toe into the ocean of Greek mythology. Very well delivered, Todd is a delight to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S
    15/04/16
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    "Facts or fiction"

    The story is the Greek gods and goddesses and all the Herod (Demi-God) vs all the monster
    Just brilliant

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    Holmes Chapel
    8/09/15
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    "Wonderfully narrated"

    Greek stories brought to life. The wonderful narration made it a pleasure to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • karen
    23/08/15
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    "Not for me"

    Thought this would be in a story firm but just a long stream of information really. might be useful for someone requiring facts

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simon
    14/07/15
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    "Great and exiting"

    This audio book is a very great story with a nice story line and it is very 😎😎😎

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Hewitt
    31/05/15
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    "Classic stories but somewhat imbalanced....."
    What made the experience of listening to Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths the most enjoyable?

    I love Greek mythology and this hits the spot.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems to favour some of the myths at the expense of others which makes it a little unbalanced. Thoroughly enjoyable and a recommended listen but I wish there had been more of some other myths.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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