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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 472
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 440
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 438

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

Great bedtime story telling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-2018

Loved the flow and rhythm and content and Stephen’s reading of it
Loved the asides and connections to the present day
Loved the explanations of relationship and anachronisms
Loved it all!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Sicily

  • By: John Julius Norwich
  • Narrated by: Michael Healy
  • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

The stepping stone between Europe and Africa, the gateway between the East and the West, at once a stronghold, clearinghouse and observation post, Sicily has been invaded and fought over by Phoenicians and Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, Spaniards and the French for thousands of years. It has belonged to them all - and yet has properly been part of none. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a Story

  • By Anonymous User on 16-01-2019

Shocking pronunciation!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-2018

How can JJN allow his wonderful work be read by an person so ignorant of proper pronunciation?
I would have thought that he would have checked the correct way to pronounce all names, before taking on this project - shame!