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Summary

Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world. Evslin introduces listeners to the wondrous and terrifying world of superhuman beings, such as Medusa and the Minotaur, and the glory of gods like Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon - brought magically to life through heroes such as Perseus, Daedalus, Prometheus, and others.

©1966 Bernard Evslin (P)2014 Graymalkin Media

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Certainly the best of its kind I have seen

This audio book is well written, well delivered clear and succinct. It tells you all the stories you wanted to hear without any other fluff. It manages to deliver a lot of information in very little time with practically no decorative language, but it's so clearly written that this is not overwhelming. Highly recommended.

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  • Simon
  • Holmes Chapel
  • 08-09-15

Wonderfully narrated

Greek stories brought to life. The wonderful narration made it a pleasure to listen to.

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TALES FROM MY YOUTH

The tales of good and evil still bring warmth to this now 37 year old boy cum author. i remember reading the tales of the gods and greek mythology as a young boy and i believe helped shape the imagination i have.

This book gives me a chill and a satisfying feeling that transends back to those days as my eyes would hungrily read every tale and fable. This book has given me great delight to read and listen to via audible and the narrator gives the listener the tools required to let their minds and imagination step into its world and experience the myths for themselves.

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Thoroughly entertaining and informative

A perfect book to dip your toe into the ocean of Greek mythology. Very well delivered, Todd is a delight to listen to.

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Love it.

I really enjoyed the stories, I enjoyed them so much I listened to it again.

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  • S
  • 15-04-16

Facts or fiction

The story is the Greek gods and goddesses and all the Herod (Demi-God) vs all the monster
Just brilliant

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Not for me

Thought this would be in a story firm but just a long stream of information really. might be useful for someone requiring facts

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Great and exiting

This audio book is a very great story with a nice story line and it is very 😎😎😎

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Classic stories but somewhat imbalanced.....

What made the experience of listening to Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths the most enjoyable?

I love Greek mythology and this hits the spot.

Any additional comments?

It seems to favour some of the myths at the expense of others which makes it a little unbalanced. Thoroughly enjoyable and a recommended listen but I wish there had been more of some other myths.

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Amazing Greek mythology

My mother and I usually go on very long and boring journeys so we decided we should download some books. We downloaded this book because I was learning about Greek myths ( which is very interesting ) I recommend this book to children (and parents) who are interested in Greek mythology or are learning it.

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  • Iona Sawyer
  • 20-12-14

Mystical Myths

I always have been so intrigued by Greek mythology and wanted to learn more about it. This audio is perfect anyone who is being introduced to the myths, or wanting to learn more. It really gives so much explanation of how the tree is structured. The narrator truly gave life to each word, each tale. This is a book that must be read and or listened to.

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  • irunea
  • 24-06-14

Feels like a bedtime story

What did you love best about Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

Good overview. It was my first book on Greek Mythology and I felt like a child being read to.

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  • Electro freek
  • 30-06-17

Wonderful, Wonderful!

What more can be said of the wild tales and lessons of Greek mythology? Always exciting and these stories never grow old. Look to the sky to see Cassiopius and the sea for Aphrodite. A great book for family vacations or just summer amusement.

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 29-08-16

I WOULD MAKE A GOOD HUSBAND FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU,

I WORK LATE.
I love fables, fairy tales, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, etc... So, it only stands to reason I would love Greek Mythology. In years past I have picked up books on the subject, but they all seemed either dry or too complicated. The relationships between the Gods can be complicated and they have sex with their sisters, brothers and humans. They have lots of sex, so there is a lot of them that are related.

CRONOS
This book was an absolute joy to listen to. It was easy to understand and the stories were exciting. After listening, I went out and bought the paperback, so I can use it as a reference in the future, but don't just get the book. The reading of this is great.

THE BIBLE
I am not making a statement of any kind, but I do find the coincidence interesting. The Gods have sex with human women all the time and their are stories about half breeds and the Titians. In the NEW AMERICAN BIBLE: Genesis, Chapter 6, verse 4, it reads, THE NEPHILIM APPEARED IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL AS LATER, AFTER THE SONS OF GOD HAD INTERCOURSE WITH THE DAUGHTERS OF HUMAN BEINGS, WHO BORE THEM SONS. THEY WERE THE HEORES OF OLD, THE MEN OF RENOWN. Food for thought.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-15

very entertaining!

I was very pleased with this audible book. the narrator did a wonderful job. I do wish that the story of Hercules was included. Other than that I was quite entertained throughout the entire book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-07-15

Enjoyable to listen to

Very well read, interesting, long and has good variety. A good amount of stories and most decent length.

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  • kenny acevedo
  • 24-03-15

I loved this audio book it got me into the Greek

very good audio well narrated and it leaves you wanting more at least for me

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  • Jerry
  • 19-03-15

Enjoyable

I don't know Greek Mythology and enjoyed listening to this book. Can't tell you if the stories are correct. the performance was very enjoyable.

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  • Benjamin
  • 20-07-15

Allegorical Gold

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely, this is one of my favorite, no-nonsense write ups about the original Greek Mythological Stories.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

The last 'About the Author' part, where he describes the constant inter family tension being the entire reason for the diverse tales.

Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

Hermes. No doubt.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not really. It's better in chunks, while driving, or on lunch. There is no large portions of continuity between tales, but the stories themselves almost need to be listened in one sitting.

Any additional comments?

Absolutely great performance, and great stories. Wish there were a thousand more of these.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-18

I expected more

For a book titled Heroes, Gods and Monsters, I'd expected more stories. There are so many more, yet the author chose only a few. Though to be honest the length of the book should have been a hint.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful