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Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths: One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time | [Bernard Evslin]

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths: One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    irunea Toronto 06-24-14
    irunea Toronto 06-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Feels like a bedtime story"
    What did you love best about Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

    Good overview. It was my first book on Greek Mythology and I felt like a child being read to.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joanne S. 04-04-15
    Joanne S. 04-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Captivating Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths to be better than the print version?

    I love listening to books, and this one I listened to over two days.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

    For me finding out that Perseus means 'the avenger."


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of the stories in the book are great, however finding out how the echo came about was a favourite.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    There are lots of lines I could think of but I don't believe any of them would be allowed to be published.


    Any additional comments?

    The book was very entertaining, the narrator was excellent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 12-20-14
    Amazon Customer Miami, FL, United States 12-20-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Mystical Myths"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Benjamin 07-20-15
    Benjamin 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Allegorical Gold"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, this is one of my favorite, no-nonsense write ups about the original Greek Mythological Stories.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths?

    The last 'About the Author' part, where he describes the constant inter family tension being the entire reason for the diverse tales.


    Which character – as performed by Todd Haberkorn – was your favorite?

    Hermes. No doubt.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely great performance, and great stories. Wish there were a thousand more of these.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sandy, UT 07-13-15
    Amazon Customer Sandy, UT 07-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable to listen to"

    Very well read, interesting, long and has good variety. A good amount of stories and most decent length.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kenny acevedo 03-24-15
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    "I loved this audio book it got me into the Greek"

    very good audio well narrated and it leaves you wanting more at least for me

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    J 03-19-15
    J 03-19-15 Member Since 2013

    Retired and loving every minute!

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    "Enjoyable"

    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.

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    artaficionado 03-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I loved it! Each myth brought to life!"

    This is a very entertaining and very colorful narration of the best mythological stories I couldn't stop listening.

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    Ms Coorparoo, Australia 03-01-15
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    Would you listen to Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths again? Why?

    Yes, great stories that are well told. I have already listened again.


    What about Todd Haberkorn’s performance did you like?

    He had a nice tone to his voice. He was very easy to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lovenia 01-15-15
    Lovenia 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    This was wonderful. I can't wait to listen to another one. It kept my full attention

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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • karen
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    "Not for me"

    Thought this would be in a story firm but just a long stream of information really. might be useful for someone requiring facts

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    "Love it."

    I really enjoyed the stories, I enjoyed them so much I listened to it again.

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  • P.A.WILLIAMS
    7/26/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Hewitt
    5/31/15
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    "Classic stories but somewhat imbalanced....."
    What made the experience of listening to Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths the most enjoyable?

    I love Greek mythology and this hits the spot.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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