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:Nonfiction
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

  • Max Nemtsov
    Feb 08, 2018
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  • Steffi ~mereadingbooks~
    Mar 21, 2018
    This was incredibly entertaining and informative. You simply can't go wrong with Stephen Fry! - full review to come - ...
  • *Thea 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 ...
  • Maike
    Apr 12, 2018
    This was MARVELLOUS. Absolutely loved it and can highly recommend listening to the audiobook read by Stephen Fry himself, which, let's be honest, is always a treat. Fry's dry humour underlined the often bizarre behaviors and creations of the Greek gods and mythological creatures and ch...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Anna Baillie-Karas
    Mar 14, 2018
    I listened to this on audio and loved it. Narrated by Fry, it?s a treat, like the best theatre. Wonderful intro to Greek myths (if like me you haven?t studied them) & fresh take if you know them. It?s told with humour & his enthusiasm, with references to art & literat...
  • Alex
    Apr 11, 2018
    This was so much fun!! I listened to the audiobook that was read by Stephen Fry himself, and like always when Stephen Fry reads an audiobook I could barely stop. It also made me so interested in Greek mythology! Will definitely be checking out more about it in future. ...
  • Matty-Swytla
    Jan 24, 2018
    A fantastic retelling of myths with lots of humour and tongue-in-cheek moments. Stephen Fry narrates even the most tragic of tales with warmth and insightful asides. I think this is the way to get acquainted with Greek mythology - just the info you get about greek roots in English voca...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Ana Rînceanu
    Nov 25, 2017
    While the book is filled with Fry's wit, the stories of the gods do not sugarcoat anything. Recommended for the novice and the long-time devotee! ...
  • 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...
  • Robert
    Jan 31, 2018
    What a charming recounting of many of the most notable episodes in Greek Mythology! If you get the chance, opt for the audiobook version narrated by the author as his wit and charm come through in spades and it truly enriches the experience. One can hope for a sequel that delves...
  • 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...
  • Susan
    Mar 03, 2018
    This audiobook was amazing! Stephen Fry is a brilliant narrator! As someone who has little knowledge on Greek Myths, I absolutely loved every second of this book! I would recommend to everyone! 5 stars ...
  • 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 ...
  • Niamh Fenton
    Feb 22, 2018
    I have never studied Greek myth before so didn?t really know what the expect, but have to say I found all of the stories within mythos incredibly enthralling! And fully Intend to become a Greek myth nerd from now on. Would highly recommend mythos to anyone who hasn?t studied Greek ...