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  • Heroes

  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 531
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 498
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 496

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes, written and read by Stephen Fry. There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes. Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils or outwitted scheming vengeful gods quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes. In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • amazing from start to end!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2018

Glorious anthology, crisp, colourful and tragic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-2018

a beautiful anthology that can only serve to inspire yet more amazing heroes to come

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,534
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,335
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,325

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb!

  • By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

An entertaining and lively retelling of Myth

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-2018

Exceptionally narrated as one should expect from Mr. Fry, this retelling of Greek Mythology is eloquently told without being deliberately over-intellectual, and streamlines the criss crossing pandemonium that is Myth into a fun, humorous, and enthralling easy to follow narrative. While it is a shame the clearly knowledgeable Fry must hold back a lot of his references and alternative versions, and all of his analysis, the purpose of retelling the wonders and calamities of Greek's ancient world is achieved fully and gloriously. Dealing solely with the tales of the Gods and Titans and their interactions with us foolish mortals, one hopes for two things: That at some point in their eternity the Olympians may read this (and not savagely punish us all), and that Stephen Fry may one day soon write of the Heroic Age.

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 362
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 364

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not just for fans

  • By Lori on 20-03-2017

Inspiring, Poetic, and Raw.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-05-2018

Springsteen is not only a true artist, but a deeply human, gloriously raw, and poetic writer.