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  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,919
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,772
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765

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

Classic myths charmingly retold

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

Reviewed: 20-11-2017

Warm retelling of myths, conveniently arranged with comments on their influence on the English language.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Guns, Germs and Steel

  • The Fate of Human Societies
  • By: Jared Diamond
  • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
  • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Having done field work in New Guinea for more than 30 years, Jared Diamond presents the geographical and ecological factors that have shaped the modern world. From the viewpoint of an evolutionary biologist, he highlights the broadest movements both literal and conceptual on every continent since the Ice Age, and examines societal advances such as writing, religion, government, and technology.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good research, too many words

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-03-2017

Grand Trends of History Explained

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

Reviewed: 04-02-2017

This multidisciplinary triumph explains the critical impact of geography on the course of human history