Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

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: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
Author:Stephen Fry
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece Reviews

  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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, ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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....