Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick, here are the stories of the immortals of Olympus - the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece - as freshly described as if they were alive today.
Mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot.... these and other equally fabulous figures are featured here with their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.
I love Greek Mythology but this reading did not give justice to these stories. The performances were unenthusiastic and often monotone.
We're so happy with this purchase. We love all the D'Aulaire books and have spent many happy hours with them, but, I must admit, the Book of Greek Myths was a bit of a trying experience to read. All the many names of the Greek Gods and Goddesses left me tongue tied, but the illustrations were so compelling that the children (8, 6 & 5) requested it again and again. It was such a joy to happen upon a flawlessly enunciated, unabridged recording. We often listen to it while following along with the book. Its been a great way to share these stories and now we all know how to pronounce the names!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
These are stories read by actors and actresses are the best in the business including six distinguish performers as the Newport as well as others
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
He listens over and over and over. He has learned a lot but for the most part just likes the stories.
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My children loved this production on cassette tape when they were little. The book itself is wonderful and then listening to the stories read by these amazing actors added even more to the experience.
We now re-listened as teenagers and mom, and enjoyed it all over again.
Highly recommended for elementary age and younger, and a great book before bedtime or to listen while falling asleep.
I read this book when I was in middle school, and I absolutely loved it. I got the audio book because my 6 year old stepdaughter loves learning about the beliefs of different cultures, and it definitely turned out to be a hit. She was so upset when it was over that I had to restart it for her.
I first read this book when I was about 7 and listened to the tapes on long trips with my parents. I was ecstatic to find the audio book on audible as the tapes have long since been lost. These versions of the myths manage to be child appropriate while not having been stripped of their more colorful characters and moments. Highly recommended both the print book and this recording for anyone at any age.
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My seven year old son listened and followed along in the book for the passed two days. He was totally hooked. He said some of the parts were creepy and there was a lot of killing though. He was able to read the characters names all correctly afterward which impressed me because I didn't even know how to say some of them. Great buy!
This book was very good very amusing and has a lot of history in it
Read this book best book ever!!
I like it a lot it explains it very well I think it's good for seven to 14 I wish that there was one as good as the book of Greek myths for the Romans I encourage people to write a Roman one I especially love the tale about Aphrodite she comes out of the sea on foam
The narrators did very well!! There wasn't a sad or part that didn't come to my liking only a few
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Mean?!this is a great story with heroes and gods try it and like it lol
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