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Mythos Audiobook

Mythos

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Mythos, written and read by Stephen Fry.

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.

Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.

©2017 Stephen Fry (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    luke 08/11/2017
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    "Enlightening, Captivating, Mystifying "

    My favourite audio book by far! Stephen takes us through the world of Ancient Greek mythology as if he were Homer himself. An absolute must for listeners of any kind. Thanks guys and I hope there is a second volume I can pre order!

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Jo 15/12/2017
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    "brilliant "

    brilliantly written. brilliant performance. Fry's witty writing and "voice" really comes through. His unique narration really gives a great perspective to the stories of the Greek myths.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 13/12/2017
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    "very good"

    I loved the story it was very detailed and you could visualize everything that was taking place

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    Anonymous 07/12/2017
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    "Brilliant!"

    Almost Imposible to stop listening! Stephen Fry narrating his own work adds a special little flare to this enchanting retelling of Greek myth.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 05/12/2017
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    "Great Listen"

    Brilliantly creative way to bring to life Greek Mythology. Stephen Fry was outstanding in both his writing and his telling.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Buckton 27/11/2017
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    "Stephen as always gives a great performance "

    full of fun and history information Stephan makes ladies voices like pantamine dames
    Not quite a page turner but good all the same

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 26/11/2017
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    "Steven fry is the best man ever"

    Buy this book. It is smart, fun, educational and above all weird.

    I love this book and this man.

    Bam

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 20/11/2017
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    "Classic myths charmingly retold"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Brisbane, Australia 19/11/2017
    Jennifer Brisbane, Australia 19/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "The only way to hear them"

    Loved Stephen Fry's passion and joy at sharing these well-curated myths. Best way to listen.

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    Anonymous 14/11/2017
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    "Superb!"

    I am a big fan of the Greek myths and have read many variations of them from historians and archeologists to well known fiction writers, and I have to say that Stephen Fry has brought these myths to life in the most entertaining way possible. He breaths new life into them, much like Zeus himself. And, as anyone who has heard him narrate before knows, he is an excellent narrator. If you have never read the Greek myths before or have read them a hundred times over you will enjoy this reimagining of these classic tales.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Malcolm Hart
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    20/12/17
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    "Why buy the book when you can have Stephen Fry read it to you"

    A fascinating feeling to the Greek myths. If, like me you don’t have a classical education behind you, this is an excellent primer to Greek mythology told with all of Fry’s usual humour. I’ll say this, those Greek gods and goddesses were a randy bunch. Thoroughly enjoyable book.

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  • Lily
    8/11/17
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    "I need more!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this witty and engaging narrative. I will admit a feeling of massive disappointment though, when the stories just ended at Midas and I discovered that there was no mention of well known tales such as those of Hercules, Icarus, Oedipus, Electra, or the War of Troy. Stephen mentions that if he had covered these stories too the book would've been too long; well I'm hoping he'll read this and see me imploring him now to pleeeease write a part 2 and include the rest! His written style is so lovely to follow, I'm bitterly sad he's not retelling me the whole lot. I've tried reading books of Greek Mythology before, and so often find them dry and hard to follow. This book flowed beautifully. I'm sad it ended. Please write another one Stephen!!! *weeps melodramatically and sacrifices a cow for the muse of writers*

    65 of 71 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Vaughan James
    10/11/17
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    "MYTHOS - A gift of a book from The Gods"

    This book is bar far one of the best reads of this genre I've had the pleasure to lend my ears to or cast my eyes upon.

    Stephen Fry is one of the top Three of my favourite authors and this book has shifted him to number Two. An awesome, spellbinding, captivating book that draws you in and has you laugh, cry (in a manner of speaking) and certainly left me in awe and wonder about the Mythology as it is a subject I know and understand very little about. I bought the book because Stephen Fry is the author and nothing more but now, I've a whole new interest to discover and learn about. If Stephen reads these reviews at all, I cannot thank him enough for the wonderful NEW JOURNEY I'm about to embark on.

    In short - an awesome MUST READ Book!!!

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Derek
    STEVENAGE, United Kingdom
    24/11/17
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    "Very Entertaining."

    I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. Stephen Fry delivers a masterful narration of stories which everyone should know and love. So much wisdom that is as relevant now as it was then.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • L. Turner
    Scotland
    14/11/17
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    "Stephen Fry does it again"

    I love Stephen Fry as an audiobook narrator, and I feel he's at his best when narrating his own writing. I'm also a fan of Greek mythology in general, so this combination seemed too good to be true.

    This book is a marvellous combination of in-depth detail and funny, at times almost irreverent tone. From the beginning of the universe from Chaos, on through the rise of the Titans, then the Greek pantheon, to mankind's beginnings and ongoing adventures, the Greek tales are lovingly recreated by this master wordsmith.

    I feel that this will be one with endless re-listening value, as I've already forgotten some of the names and details of the endless naiads, oceanids and so on (but I'd like to remember them). Definitely worth a buy, you won't regret it.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • William
    19/11/17
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    "Enjoyable"

    Not quite what I was expecting but I think I might be too used to the later of the myths Jason and the argonauts, Troy, Theseus etc. This telling of the earlier myths was very good.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • J. Reed
    15/11/17
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    "Classic action."

    Mr Fry delivers an excellent account of Greek Mythology. Classic story’s told in typical charming Fry fashion finding fiendishly fantastic forms for alliteration.
    I look forward to him maybe doing a follow up for the age of hero’s.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    18/12/17
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    "Great"

    Great collection of the Greek mythos, perfect balance between accuracy and relatability, not too dry at all!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • helen
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    11/01/18
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    "Brilliant - why is Stephen Fry so talented?!"
    Where does Mythos rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Excellent retelling of Greek myths. Funny and entertaining


    What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

    His humour and diction kept me engaged. I couldn't wait to hear more.


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

    No - I listened on my commute.


    Any additional comments?

    It doesn't seem fair for one man to be so darned clever. I know he has his demons but Stephen Fry is so talented and this showcases his brilliance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • D Coleman
    uk
    6/11/17
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    "QI version of the classics"

    this is really how the classics should be told today!

    this is not as good as Gaiman's re-telling of the Norse myths but its still a great listen.

    it gets better the further in you go, his writing to begin with is a bit to many listing of names but as you get into the tales and deeds its much richer.

    as mentioned it the title, is very much a QI version of re-telling, a few facts, a few jokes, a few pop culture references all read in Stephens harry potter style.

    a good book, perhaps not as great as it could be but a sterling listen all the same.

    26 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • L. LYONS
    Haverhill, UK
    2/11/17
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    "Classic origin stories"

    I've been a fan of Greek mythology since I was at primary school. I know a lot of these stories very well, so to hear that Stephen Fry had written a book about these myths that I love so well, I grew very excited.

    And in fact, must admit, he's done a wonderful job in characterising these Greek gods, goddesses, titans and others.

    However, I admit that when I was listening, it was difficult to separate these stories out of something that might have appeared in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Partly because Stephen Fry, that most wonderful narrator, will always be the voice of the Guide in my head.

    20 of 29 people found this review helpful

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