The Myths
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  • 1

    The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In Homer's account in The Odyssey, Penelope - wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for 20 years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan war after the abduction of Helen, Penelope manages, in the face of scandalous rumours, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca.

    Vered says: "A good listen"
    A good listen

    Can't say this is Margaret Atwood at her best, but it's still an enjoyable intelligent Atwood book. Lighter than her usual writing.
    Has some fem..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2008 by Vered (Tel-Aviv, Israel)
  • 2

    Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams: The Myths

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    Dream Angus comes to you at night and bestows dreams - you may spot him skipping across the hills, his bag of dreams by his side. Just the sight of him may be enough to make you fall in love, for he is also the god of love, youth, and beauty. Divine Angus is cherished by all but fated to love only the beautiful Caér, swan maiden from his own dreams.

    careful shopper says: "A Simple and Quick Read"
    A Simple and Quick Read

    Yes, think that the audio is a definite improvement over the book version as you get more of an idea of who the characters really are by listening to..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 27 2012 by careful shopper ()
  • 3

    Weight: The Myths #3

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jeanette Winterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill, Susie Breck
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    With her typical wit and verve, Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas into the 21st century. Simultaneously, she asks her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, and how we forge our own destiny. Visionary and inventive, yet completely believable and relevant to our lives today, Winterson's skill in turning the familiar on its head and showing us a different truth is once more put to dazzling effect.

    Matthew Simmons says: "Great Philsophical Re-telling of a Myth"
    Great Philsophical Re-telling of a Myth

    Weight by Jeanette Winterson is the story of Hercules and Atlas. In the story we are introduced to a Hercules that is the ultimate male Id running aro..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 03 2012 by Matthew Simmons (San Diego, CA)
  • 4

    The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur #4

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Victor Pelevin
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    They have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms that open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered a dialogue they cannot escape - a discourse defined and destroyed by the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant force they call Asterisk, a force for good and ill in which the Minotaur is forever present and Theseus is the great unknown.

    sophieinwonderland says: "Utterly baffling"
    Utterly baffling

    I thought the premise for this looked interesting enough to give it a go but I certainly wouldn't recommend it. I think it is a kind of extended essay..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 22 2009 by sophieinwonderland (Australia)
  • 5

    Lion's Honey: The Myths #5

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By David Grossman
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
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    There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, from his mother to Delilah; and, in the end, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and 3000 Philistines.

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    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
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    In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the listener questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. Above all, this book is about how stories become stories.

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    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Philip Pullman
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    The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is the remarkable new piece of fiction from best-selling and famously atheistic author Philip Pullman. By challenging the events of the gospels, Pullman puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus, and in so doing, does what all great books do: makes the reader ask questions.

    Darcy says: "Another anti-Church tour de force"
    Another anti-Church tour de force

    This is brilliant conjectural history about the origins of the christian church. Pullman constructs 2 main characters: a brilliant scheming twin call..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 19 2010 by Darcy (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • 7

    A Short History of Myth: The Myths

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Karen Armstrong
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    The history of myth is the history of humanity; our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Armstrong takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the "Great Western Transformation" of the last 500 years and the discrediting of myth by science.

    maggie0405 says: "Good but not unabridged"
    Good but not unabridged

    I loved this book, but the final chapter on the modern era is missing on the audio version

    Reviewed on April 13 2011 by maggie0405 ()
  • 8

    The Fire Gospel

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    • By Michel Faber
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  • 9

    Orphans of Eldorado

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    • By Milton Hatoum
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    The Hurricane Party

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    • By Klas ™stergren
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    Girl Meets Boy

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    • By Ali Smith
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  • 12

    Binu and the Great Wall

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    • By Su Tong
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  • 13

    Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

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    • By Dubravka Ugresic
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  • 14

    Where Three Roads Meet

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    • By Salley Vickers
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    Ragnarok: The End of the Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By A. S. Byatt
    • Narrated By Harriet Walter
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    As the bombs of the Blitz rain down on Britain, one young girl is evacuated to the countryside. She is struggling to make sense of her new life, whose dark, war-ravaged days feel very removed from the peace and love being preached in church and at school. Then she is given a copy of Asgard and the Gods - a book of ancient Norse myths - and her inner and outer worlds are transformed. She feels an instant kinship with these vivid, beautiful, terrifying tales of the end of the gods - they seem far more real, far more familiar during these precarious days.

    Gary says: "What a great listen!"
    What a great listen!

    Both were excellent. The language is very rich. I enjoyed going back and forth between the two versions.

    Reviewed on April 22 2012 by Gary (Washington, DC, United States)