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  • Don't Know Much About Mythology

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kenneth C. Davis
    • Narrated By John Lee, Lorna Raver
    Overall
    (447)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (143)

    Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes, from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse, continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

    Kermit says: "History isn't boring"
    "Basicly information"
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    What did you like best about Don't Know Much About Mythology? What did you like least?

    I really enjoyed learning new and surprising things, but those were few and far between in this book. I don't like how this book just throws a bunch of information at your head, without really organizing it in a meaningful way. At times it's really laborious and about as exciting as an almanac or phone book of mythology rather than something you actually want to listen to. This is an excellent book for those who absorb copious amounts of information for fun, but not for those who also expect some entertainment or thoughtful analysis. If you know just the basics of mythology its going to be a really long wordy recap.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kenneth C. Davis? Why or why not?

    I am really discouraged, because he seems to me to just catalog information. I can go to wikipedia for that.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    It was read to fast for my brain. I had to o back the moment my attention lapsed.


    Was Don't Know Much About Mythology worth the listening time?

    Not really. But I came away with a few good morsels.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not sure I am going to finish it all the way. I am about 90% through, carried by the hope it might get better.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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