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  • Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (11,153 ratings)

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Heroes

By: Stephen Fry
Narrated by: Stephen Fry
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Summary

Enter the monstrous and magical world of Stephen Fry's Sunday Times best seller Heroes, brought to you by Penguin.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Specsavers audiobook award.

Imagine sandals on your feet, a sword in your hand and the hot sun beating down on your helmet. Enter the world of Stephen Fry's Sunday Times best seller, Heroes.

Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

In this companion to his best-selling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales.

Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

©2018 Stephen Fry (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best...the gods will be pleased." (Times)

"Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny." (Guardian)

"An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit." (Evening Standard)

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Match made by Zeus

It's just so awesome to listen to stephen talk about greek heroes and gods, happily recommend this to history buffs, knowledge seekers and especially Stephen fans. I really hope he has plans for even more!

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Stephan Fry is a Hero

Captured by Mythos. Love Hero's. Counting the days for Troy. Thank you Mr Stephan Fry.

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Wonderful

Simply wonderful! l loved Mythos, and this book also brought me much joy. Highly recommended.

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the perfect audiobook to be swept away

the book has the wonderfull quality of having many shorter stories, which makes it ideal to listen before bedtime.
Stephen Fry's warm voice enveloppes you and takes you to the shores and lands of ancient greek.

truely wonderfull

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Another Triumph!

Like Mythos this is just perfect! well written, well spoken and all consuming in a wonderful way!

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really enjoyed it

great book and very well written and read by Stephen Fry. it wasn't confusing and was funny at appreciate times.

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The most interesting way to learn Greek mythology

Fabulous book with a lot of interesting adventures (now i know Greek mythology much better) and magnificent narrator's voice. Totally satisfied + highly recommend it.

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Just delightful.

Fry is always eloquent and his synthesizing of wonderful narratives makes it fun to listen to.

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Overall a joy

Excellent storytelling. The accents were a little distracting in a couple sections. Other than that it was another great telling of the complex Greek myths.

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Mythology with weird Accents

Endlessly entertained by Stephen Fry. Occasionally thrown by things such as Andromeda with a Welsh accent. Good stories and references to who wrote them down as well as various versions.

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