The Greek myths are 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. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.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.Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance....
|Title||:||Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece|
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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Reviews
This was incredibly entertaining and informative.
You simply can't go wrong with Stephen Fry!
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Not everyone's into mythology but I am and I freakin' loved this. Fry's fantastic retellings unpeeled layers of stories I already knew, and his humor made them super readable, approachable and hilarious. One million Olympic stars, and "Arch Psychopomp" is now my preferred title.
This audiobook was amazing!
Stephen Fry is a brilliant narrator! As someone who has little knowledge on Greek Myths, I absolutely loved every second of this book!
I would recommend to everyone!
This was so much fun!! I listened to the audiobook that was read by Stephen Fry himself, and like always when Stephen Fry reads an audiobook I could barely stop.
It also made me so interested in Greek mythology! Will definitely be checking out more about it in future.
Can Stephen Fry write more books about myths? Like every myth? Heracles, Illyad, Odyssee, Oedipus? Please? I love listening to his voice and his new take on the dialogue between the gods and mortals is the best.
So, please, please, please: Write another one :-D
This was MARVELLOUS. Absolutely loved it and can highly recommend listening to the audiobook read by Stephen Fry himself, which, let's be honest, is always a treat. Fry's dry humour underlined the often bizarre behaviors and creations of the Greek gods and mythological creatures and characters and managed to bring them alive in a new, entertaining and still somewhat educational way.
It took me a little while to sink into Stephen Fry's Mythos, but before I knew it I was craving my mythological hit every day. Fry is able to pull together wit, sympathy, commentary along with a flourish of academic perspective on Greek Mythology creating an all round enjoyable experience. It's like he somehow knew at every junction whether to provide some light-hearted dialogue between Greek Gods OR a brief lingual summary.
The tome is quite thorough, and (obviously through no fault of Fry's) t ...more
What an absolute cracker of a book!
I love mythology. Especially Greek. AND I love Stephen Fry. This is a great combination as an audiobook. Narrated in Stephen Fry's crisp British accent (my favourite accent in the whole world) and with typical British humour and asides thrown in, this book made peak hour commutes extremely pleasant.
If one can think of the gelding of Ouranos or the opening of Pandora's box, instead of vehicles coming right at oneself, what better can one ask for?
The myths are de ...more