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A Wonder Book: Greek Mythology Come Alive | [Nathaniel Hawthorne]

A Wonder Book: Greek Mythology Come Alive

The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.
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The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.

A Wonder Book includes:

1. The Gorgon's Head

2. The Golden Touch

3. The Paradise of Children

4. The Three Golden Apples

5. The Miraculous Pitcher

6. The Chimæra

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) is considered to be one of the greatest American authors of the nineteenth century. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he used Puritan New England as a setting for many of his short stories, allegorical tales, and novels. The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne’s masterpiece, has never been out of print since it was first published in 1850.

Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar AudioWorks

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    Dianna 04-26-11
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    "TERRIBLE narrator!!!!!"

    Hawthorne does a wonderful job of re-telling the tales from classic Greek mythology, but it is very difficult to listen to from the woman who narrates all but the first story. Her speech is slurred, sounding like she is speaking with a mouth full of food or something, and while Hawthorne does not write "down" for children so that adults may enjoy the stories as well, she very much narrates "down" like she is reading to very small children ONLY. The English gentleman who narrated the intro and first story was excellent, reading with enough feeling to capture a juvenile audience, yet not making an adult feel ridiculous for listening, but Ms. Frohman apparently does not have that talent. I bought the book because I am very much interested in all versions of mythology, but am completely disappointed that Ms. Frohman's narration is making it so uncomfortable to get through. I will not buy another book narrated by her, no matter what it is.

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    Dana 09-07-12
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    "Audio quality was great but hum!"
    What disappointed you about A Wonder Book?

    The story telling was so slow that keeping up with the story was a sleep fest!


    Has A Wonder Book turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No just expected more movement in the story telling!


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    Sleepiness


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