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 Lily on 08-11-17

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 Mr Vaughan James on 10-11-17

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!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Diego Ferrer on 02-02-18

Nice selection of myths, perfect narration

What did you love best about Mythos?

Honestly, I bought this book because I really enjoy anything read by Stephen Fry. For me, he sets the standard of excellence of how a book should be read and voices should be played. I will buy almost anything read by him and listen to it several times (specially the Harry Potter series).

Also, I like greek myths a lot and was curious to know which myths Stephen had chosen and how would he write about them or interpret them. I really liked how he started from the beginning according to greek myth and then chooses some interesting stories along the way, always keeping it light and fun. This is the perfect book for someone that likes mythology or is curious about it mainly for entertainment and a little bit of learning about the impact of those myths in today's vocabulary or expressions.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Concerned Parent on 27-05-18

Wonderful

A fantastic retelling of incredible stories and myths, by a modern legend, Stephen Fry. 10/10

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