Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world. Evslin introduces listeners to the wondrous and terrifying world of superhuman beings, such as Medusa and the Minotaur, and the glory of gods like Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon - brought magically to life through heroes such as Perseus, Daedalus, Prometheus, and others.
©1966 Bernard Evslin (P)2014 Graymalkin Media
Good overview. It was my first book on Greek Mythology and I felt like a child being read to.
I love listening to books, and this one I listened to over two days.
For me finding out that Perseus means 'the avenger."
All of the stories in the book are great, however finding out how the echo came about was a favourite.
There are lots of lines I could think of but I don't believe any of them would be allowed to be published.
The book was very entertaining, the narrator was excellent.
I always have been so intrigued by Greek mythology and wanted to learn more about it. This audio is perfect anyone who is being introduced to the myths, or wanting to learn more. It really gives so much explanation of how the tree is structured. The narrator truly gave life to each word, each tale. This is a book that must be read and or listened to.
Absolutely, this is one of my favorite, no-nonsense write ups about the original Greek Mythological Stories.
The last 'About the Author' part, where he describes the constant inter family tension being the entire reason for the diverse tales.
Hermes. No doubt.
Not really. It's better in chunks, while driving, or on lunch. There is no large portions of continuity between tales, but the stories themselves almost need to be listened in one sitting.
Absolutely great performance, and great stories. Wish there were a thousand more of these.
very good audio well narrated and it leaves you wanting more at least for me
Retired and loving every minute!
I don't know Greek Mythology and enjoyed listening to this book. Can't tell you if the stories are correct. the performance was very enjoyable.
Yes, great stories that are well told. I have already listened again.
He had a nice tone to his voice. He was very easy to listen to.
"Certainly the best of its kind I have seen"
This audio book is well written, well delivered clear and succinct. It tells you all the stories you wanted to hear without any other fluff. It manages to deliver a lot of information in very little time with practically no decorative language, but it's so clearly written that this is not overwhelming. Highly recommended.
"TALES FROM MY YOUTH"
The tales of good and evil still bring warmth to this now 37 year old boy cum author. i remember reading the tales of the gods and greek mythology as a young boy and i believe helped shape the imagination i have.
This book gives me a chill and a satisfying feeling that transends back to those days as my eyes would hungrily read every tale and fable. This book has given me great delight to read and listen to via audible and the narrator gives the listener the tools required to let their minds and imagination step into its world and experience the myths for themselves.
"Classic stories but somewhat imbalanced....."
I love Greek mythology and this hits the spot.
It seems to favour some of the myths at the expense of others which makes it a little unbalanced. Thoroughly enjoyable and a recommended listen but I wish there had been more of some other myths.
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