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D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths Audiobook

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

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Publisher's Summary

Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner, and Matthew Broderick, here are the stories of the immortals of Olympus - the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece - as freshly described as if they were alive today.

Mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot.... these and other equally fabulous figures are featured here with their heroic deeds and petty squabbles illuminated in full dimension.

©1962 Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (P)2000 Airplay, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book...the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation." (Horn Book)

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    claudia 11/03/2015
    claudia 11/03/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "It's godly man"

    Lublijubli know what I
    Mean?!this is a great story with heroes and gods try it and like it lol

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  • Beverley
    Roswell, GA, United States
    03/10/13
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    "The best way to read the Book of Greek Myths!"

    We're so happy with this purchase. We love all the D'Aulaire books and have spent many happy hours with them, but, I must admit, the Book of Greek Myths was a bit of a trying experience to read. All the many names of the Greek Gods and Goddesses left me tongue tied, but the illustrations were so compelling that the children (8, 6 & 5) requested it again and again. It was such a joy to happen upon a flawlessly enunciated, unabridged recording. We often listen to it while following along with the book. Its been a great way to share these stories and now we all know how to pronounce the names!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Houston, Tx United States
    17/05/13
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    "Overview of the Classics"
    Where does D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Effectively concise summaries of the Major Greek Myths with Scripts read by Poitier, Turner, Newman and Broderick, the American classical artist. It can be listened to in about two settings since the reading is about 4 hours. My take away was pure enjoyment! There is about fifty stories and Each story is read in about 2 to 9 minutes.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Susanne VetteMoseley
    Oshkosh, WI
    18/03/15
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    "my 8 year old son loves these stories"

    He listens over and over and over. He has learned a lot but for the most part just likes the stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bryan Baird
    28/04/16
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    "Amazing book!!!!!!😀😀"

    This book was very good very amusing and has a lot of history in it
    Read this book best book ever!!

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  • Kindle Customer
    20/02/16
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    "Love it"

    I like it a lot it explains it very well I think it's good for seven to 14 I wish that there was one as good as the book of Greek myths for the Romans I encourage people to write a Roman one I especially love the tale about Aphrodite she comes out of the sea on foam

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  • robin perkins
    16/03/15
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    "Magical adventure"

    The narrators did very well!! There wasn't a sad or part that didn't come to my liking only a few

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirsten Merryman
    23/02/15
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    "Amazing"

    I listened to this to study for the National Mythology Exam, and I know I'm going to do really well!

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