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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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 14-11-2017

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.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-12-2017

Brilliant!

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

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By Riya Banerjee on 17-05-2018

Didn't want it to end

This was my first audiobook ever and I'm so glad I started with this one. It wasn't too heavy (as long as you don't try to remember all the names introduced) and each story was as interesting as the last. Stephen Fry's voice variations during dialogues often made me smile while riding the public trains of Tokyo. I definitely recommend this to those who are curious about Greek mythology.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher McGrath on 17-05-2018

Wonderful and Fun

Obviously the subject matter isn’t new, but this is a thoroughly enjoyable rendition of the myths of Ancient Greece. In a compelling-yet-playful way Fry tells not only the stories, but the context of these tales in modern life: the relationship between methane and the god of wine;, the origins of the bee’s sting.

It’s also quite digestible, but most of all fun.

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By Lily on 08-11-2017

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*

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5 out of 5 stars
By L. Turner on 14-11-2017

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.

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