Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold

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 The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists a...

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Title:Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold
Author:Stephen Fry
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold Reviews

  • Max Nemtsov
    Feb 08, 2018
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  • Sara
    May 07, 2018
    This was the perfect book to read over a very sunny and hot Bank Holiday. Covering the dawn of the Gods, through the golden and silver ages, this discusses a wide range of stories told in the usual Fry wit. It?s incredibly informative and well planned out, told in a more structur...
  • Ana
    Jun 17, 2018
    The lesson that repeats and repeats throughout the story of man. Don?t mess with the gods. Don?t trust the gods. Don?t anger the gods. Don?t barter with the gods. Don?t compete with the gods. Leave the gods well alone. Treat all blessings as a curse and all promises as a trap...
  • *Thea 'Wookiee'sMama' Wilson*
    Mar 19, 2018
    This was such a fun read, a little tough on the brain with all the notes and appendixes (all nicely hyperlinked up so you never lose your place in the ebook edition, the physical version may end up being a little more difficult!) but you can tell a mile off that the wonderful Stephen F...
  • Trish
    Nov 08, 2017
    I first heard of Stephen Fry many years ago, have since watched him debate with the Church and wander through dense jungles trying to find nearly extinct animals, listened to him bring one of my favourite magical worlds to life, and learned a great deal from him on what must be one of ...
  • Bradley
    Nov 09, 2017
    I don't know about any of you, but this one's a winner. Far from feeling like another dry recounting of a number of our favorite Greek myths, Fry's down-to-earth humor and traditional (modern) storytelling have turned these gods into something most relatable. I've read Edith Hamilto...
  • Andrea
    Nov 29, 2017
    Once again, a BIG FAT THANK YOU to my awesome friend Bubu who send me this book via audible. THANK YOU!!! <3 Anyways. From the foreword: Mythos begins at the beginning, but it does not end at the end. Had I included heroes like Oedipus, Perseus, Theseus, Jason and Herakles ...
  • Sonja Arlow
    Jan 18, 2018
    3.5 stars I love fantasy and mythical tales and I adore Stephen Fry (who's audio narration was pitch perfect). I have also always wanted to read / understand the different Greek myths, and this seemed the perfect opportunity. I found it very interesting to learn the relationship ...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Apr 30, 2018
    This is good enough to eat! Loooooooooooooooooooove it! Gosh!!! I'll try to savour it for as long as possible! Q: What misery can be so great that it causes you to go about half drowning honest ants? (c) Q: ?You should ask yourself what brought you here,? said Pan. ?If it?...
  • Lo
    Oct 25, 2017
    This is so exciting! Greek mythology AND Stephen Fry?!? If only it were possible to pre-order, but it looks like the release is coming in early November. Woohoo! Edit: It's available to pre-order in the UK from a few sources, for Nov 2 release, but still nothing in the US. If anyone...
  • Gaby
    Jan 13, 2018
    Such a brilliant book in every way. Was very disappointed when I got to the end, I wanted there to be more! ...
  • Suanne Laqueur
    Jan 18, 2018
    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. ...
  • Margaret
    Oct 26, 2017
    At a time when other children had their mothers reading "Sleeping Beauty" and "Little Red Riding Hood" to them, my father was telling me the story of the abduction of Persephone with his own adornments (I particularly liked the squirrels wondering why she was picking flowers instead of...
  • Ally (the.imperfect.library)
    Dec 20, 2017
    I don?t think I would?ve enjoyed this NEARLY as much if I?d simply read it. Listening to Stephen Fry?s narration was what really made this book shine, with his wry sense of humour, commentary and brilliant characterisation. I?ve always been a big fan of Greek mythology and th...
  • Katerina
    Jul 17, 2018
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  • Sumit Singla
    Nov 14, 2017
    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, ...
  • Claudia
    Feb 10, 2018
    I must have been around 8 when I first read The Legends of the Olympus and fell in love with Greek mythology. I reread it at least 3 times afterwards and remains one of my favorite books to this very day. Stephen Fry?s retelling of these myths is just as good as the original, if n...
  • Cheese
    Sep 25, 2017
    The history of greek mythology told in a long long story. This is the audio book and it was a challenge to finish, but interesting nonetheless. Stephen Fry is faultless in his narration. ...
  • Alice Lippart
    Jan 28, 2018
    The most fun and entertaining book I've read in a very long time. Loved it. ...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Aug 15, 2018
    The funny thing about Greek mythology is its absolute brutal weirdness. And Stephen Fry totally gets it; he plays on it and as he re-tells it he injects it with so many witty comments. I mean, how could you not? It's waiting to be roasted. For example, Zeus rips his father Cronos' ...
  • Emma
    Apr 11, 2018
    As always, Stephen Fry proves to be a wonderful narrator, bringing life, humour, and modernity into these age old stories. Certainly, Jeremy Kyle's show has nothing on the incessant sexual escapades, jealousy, deceit, love, and revenge that fuel the tales, which are essentially one lon...
  • Manon
    Jul 10, 2018
    I really liked this! I loved how Fry narrated the story and how he explained it all. It was also fascinating to learn how much influence the greek myths had on the English language ! I did miss the legend of Hercules though and sometimes wish the stories were longer ...
  • Katie.dorny
    Oct 08, 2018
    This was so openly lgbtq!!!! But what else do we expect from Stephen Fry?? I loved this introduction to founding Greek gods and their very very extensive family and all their stories in between. It was light hearted and witty and never felt like a textbook you had to force yourself t...
  • Ian
    Oct 01, 2018
    I imagine many members of GR will have some knowledge of the Greek myths, even if like mine it is (or was) fragmentary. I heard or read a few of these stories when I was a child - Persephone and the Underworld; Pandora?s Box, Arachne; Echo and Narcissus; King Midas, to name some. The...
  • Karina Read
    Jan 08, 2018
    I loved Mythos, and Fry?s narration was superb. What makes it different from all the other Greek/Roman mythology books that I have collected over the years is the coherent chronology that Fry has achieved. By placing all the stories in context and in a timeline, the personalities and...
  • Roy
    Jan 24, 2018
    I love Greek Mythology or any mythology at that. This is a great collection of retellings but in Frys perfect storytelling mixed with his intellect and wit. If you enjoyed Gaimans Norse novel this will be 100% your thing. Has a little more depth to it than Gaimans and some personal tou...
  • Netta
    Oct 27, 2017
    It is regrettable that Stephen Fry's talent to be effortlessly snobbish in a very appealing, charmingly British way, does absolutely no good to the subject of his book. The main problem with this book is that Fry's retelling of the myths of Ancient Greece is exactly what the title prom...
  • Jake
    Nov 10, 2017
    This was by far the easiest 5 stars I have had the pleasure to give in quite a while. It is one of the very few books I would read again. Mythos is fascinating from start to finish. I have attempted to get into numerous mythology books before (yes even Edith Hamilton) and struggled....
  • Liawèn
    Feb 17, 2018
    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 ...
  • Lucy Langford
    May 26, 2018
    4.5** So lucky to have found this book in the local library. Stephen Fry does a brilliant job of recounting the Greek myths- through describing the tales of gods, goddesses and creatures alike. This was a very informational read and I was able to build my knowledge on Greek myths an...