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The Gorgon Bride

Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
Series: Myths of Stone, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

The gods are funny...except when you piss them off. Then they suck. They really, really suck. 

Alexander Weiss discovers this tidbit when he inadvertently insults Athena, goddess of wisdom, and she casts him away on a forgotten isle filled with statues. 

Being marooned is bad enough, but the fact that the island is also the home of Euryale, elder sister to Medusa, makes the situation a touch worse. The only thing keeping Alex from being petrified is the fact that Euryale has taken a liking to the blundering mortal. For now.  

What follows next is a wild, adventurous tale filled with heroes, gods, monsters, love, and war that is nothing short of legendary.

©2018 Galen Surlak-Ramsey (P)2018 Tantor
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  • Annie Armstrong
  • 02-11-18

This book is AWESOME... MORE please!!!

Thank you so much! I absolutely loved this book, and the narration was perfect. I fell madly in love with the characters through their voices, especially Alex and his Gorgon Bride. I wasn’t expecting her to sound so sweet and him so innocent... loved it. I felt like they were both personal best friends to me and wanted to marry them both! I also loved Athena, and her sass, and thought it was brilliant that Hades sounded like a total depressive monotone type, instead of some growly demon jerk, which is how I was expecting him to sound. I really love it when narrators make creative choices, and this narrator rocked it. I could really FEEL all the characters’ personalities while listening, and it’s a huge gift when that happens, in any audiobook. There were so many cool characters in this book, and it was an incredibly fun experience hearing them with this modern twist. Exciting story, too! Great job keeping the listener totally engaged!

I’ve listened to this book twice already, because it just puts you in a great mood

My only gripe is that the sequel isn’t out yet. Can’t wait to hear it! Thank you!

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  • Gorden
  • 01-11-18

Delightfully frustrating!

Mythology reborn, alive with all the heroism, pettiness, and love we know from the epics.

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  • Cogliostro
  • 21-12-18

Main character is a dolt

Alex, our main character, gets married to a gorgon near the beginning of the book. She quickly gets captured and he plays the dolt, letting himself being drawn into every trap and trope that Greek mythology has to offer. Oh, and Aphrodite slaps Alex with his high school crush, creating an awkward love-triangle. The writing isn't particularly clever and neither is the main character. That's it. That's the entire book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-11-18

Guy's a monster girl fan

Personal issue, I didn't like the narrator. All her men sounded the same and main character sounds like a surfer dude, her women are fine though.
The story is meh, and doesn't match the summary in the least. I expected to be in love of a man that was found on the island of a gorgon and is introduced to Greek mythology through her eyes ad how she perceived the gods, i.e. the bad guys, and grows fond of her character enough that he is able to overlook her otherwordly appearance. Instead, he's matchmaker for a hideous Greek monster that is hot for some reason and marries her at the start of the book. Then the gorgon gets kidnapped and we spend the whole time with surfer dude and his childhood crush as he wanders through mythology getting his ass kicked and trying to get out of a very plot forced love triangle.
On the plus, I liked Galen's depiction of the gods where even Athena, one of the so called good Olympians, is still terrifyingly cruel and a total bitch. Given what she did to medusa, I'm glad he never made even the good gods into all around good guys.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-11-18

The suffering of Alexander Weiss

Or so it should have been called. The parts where he's having fun with uriale is great but, most of this book is the gods making him miserable. I found it depressing after a while but, the ending won't leave you frustrated. Overall I thought this book was good enough that I didn't want to put it down and, would recommend you read it.

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  • Quindo
  • 02-11-18

There is not a single likeable character.

I don't know what it is ,but every single character in this story seems like some sort of asshole. And not the funny kind.

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  • Cameron W.
  • 10-07-20

Couldn't finish

Alex is an irritating and inconsistent protagonist, who isn't helped by the narration. The overall narration is good, but the voice give to him make me want to punch him when he's being particularly thick. The depiction of the Greek gods were amusing for a bit, but Ares stayed for longer than welcome.

I lost the thread when it got to talking about the actually Gorgon Bride, who I never actually got to.

I think this is the case where the cover made me expect one thing and I got something else completely.

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  • Bryan
  • 07-07-20

yawn

Honestly very predictable and boring I had to struggle through and honestly I didn't make it past chapter trope for I just skipped the last chapter. It honestly comes off as something I would have read on fanfiction. Honestly the authors not badd could use some work but it's more for get to the point book. If you've got to study or do something where you don't really need your focus taken away put it on in the background.

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  • PenNameJ
  • 21-02-20

it was good but the beginning was...

performance was good but didn't blow me away because the story lacked a bit of imagery which made the transitions between scenes a bit clunky in the beginning. it got better in the middle and towards the end though. For anybody considering the story please have some patience because it's a slow burn and poor transitions at the start but it has a satisfying collusion.

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  • Eric Griffin
  • 04-01-20

tldr, I digit, wish it didnt have a triangle.

This story has a lot of heart, I just wish it didnt feel so rushed. The Gods felt exactly as i would have imagined, a really dysfunctional family and I would have liked to see more of that than the other girl that was introduced to make a love triangle, i think her name was jessica. She felt shoe horned in to make conflict that just wasnt needed. She just felt 2 dimensional next to the rest of the cast, definitely the weakest character in a otherwise interesting roster.