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The Bull from The Sea

Narrated by: Kris Dyer
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

This second instalment in the story of the legendary hero begins with Theseus' triumphant return from Crete after slaying the Minotaur.

Having freed the city of Athens from the onerous tribute demanded by the ruler of Knossos - the sacrifice of noble youths and maidens to the appetite of the Labyrinth's monster - Theseus has returned home to find his father dead and himself the new king.

But his adventures have only just begun: He still must confront the Amazons; capture their queen, Hippolyta; and face the tragic results of Phaedra's jealous rage.

Piecing together the fragments of myth and using her deep understanding of the cultures reflected in these legends, Mary Renault has constructed an enthralling narrative of a time when heroes battled monsters and gods strode the earth.

©1962 Mary Renault (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

Critic reviews

"Miss Renault has no equal." ( New Statesman)
"Excellent entertainment." ( New York Times Book Review)

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Ancient history brought to life

Excellent story by Renault. I felt I was inside the mind of a bronze age king. The reader has a slightly light voice and mispronounced some classical names and there was a sentence repeated about half way through. But overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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  • 30-08-19

Vintage Mary Renault

I often marvel at how an author can bring Greek mythology not merely to life, but render it into a riveting tale. Thank you, Mary Renault, for the boundlessly rich imagination that has deeply enriched my own.