Tales from the Greek Legends

  • by Edward Ferrie
  • Narrated by Benjamin Soames
  • 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The great myths of Ancient Greece have inspired mankind for centuries. Each of the heroes has to undergo trials of strength and courage to prove his valor against a host of monsters - the Minotaur, half man, half bull; Hydra, the many-headed serpent; Medusa the Gorgon. Meanwhile, the gods, lead by Zeus the Thunderer from his seat on Mount Olympus, watch, encourage, help - and sometimes hinder. In this new retelling, the tales come alive more vividly than ever with the added drama of popular music by Holst, Wagner, and others.
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Audible Editor Reviews

With the warm voice of actor Benjamin Soames, and musical accompaniment from greats like Holst and Wagner, this production of Tales from the Greek Legends is a treat for listeners of any age. Soames' gentle yet august voice guides listeners through the famous myths of Ancient Greece, beginning with the creation of the world and the origin of Zeus on through the journeys and battles of some of the more well-loved heroes and demigods. This audiobook is a great introduction to the stories of the ancient Greeks and features such classic tales as Jason and the Argonauts, Perseus and Medusa, and Hercules and Hydra.

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Good, but a bit boreing in places.

In general you are pretty safe with the Naxos children's classics series. The writers usually do a very good job of simplifying the source matieral and get to the heart of the original themes whilst leaving plenty of space for further reading if what you hear sparks your imagination. They also tend to be things that adults and children can both enjoy, so I personnally think very highly of them.
At times this collection is very good. Once it gets going it features nice little over views of the heroic epics of Hercules, Jason, Perseus and the story to the labyrinth. Both truimph and tradgey are included.
Unfortunately the production doesn't get off to a very good start. The creation story and the early squabbling among the gods is told in a very passive and rather dull account. Even Pandora's box sounds a bit boreing, a story I find truely haunting when told well.
This is worth a down load, if only as back ground to the Troy and Odyesses Naxos productions ( both great), but don't expect to much.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks