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The new "National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology" offers timeless stories of Greek myths in a beautiful new volume. Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children's imaginations. Sure to dazzle all those intrigued with the fantastic tales of Greek mythology and enchant new listeners, this vibrant audiobook will soon become a family favorite.

©2011 Donna Jo Napoli (P)2012 Recorded Books

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Interesting, but frequently inaccurate

The narration and storytelling were very good, my only gripe is the fact that many incidents of rape in Greek mythology were glossed over or reframed as romances - particularly the rape of Medusa by Poseidon. While the rest of the stories were fairly accurate, the account presented in this book of Medusa is entirely inaccurate and doesn't even mention the fact that Athena was the one who gave Medusa the ability to turn mortal men to stone, after she was raped by Poseidon in Athena's temple. I may be wrong but I am fairly well-versed in Greco-Roman mythology and as far as I know, Medusa and Poseidon were never married, nor were Zeus and Demeter (or many of the other women with whom he had affairs, which this book calls "wives").

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Good

Narration was good, you probably are familiar with most if not all stores already but it's an enjoyable listen nonetheless.

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Boring Narator Amazing Stories and info

I really loved the information between stories and have been a Greek myth fan forever. However, the narator was practically dead pan. there was no passion. Almost no dynamics to the way she told the stories. It really effected my enjoyment. Greek Mythology deserves a passionate dynamic reading. Someone to get you excited and invested in the characters. Not a voice like an over worked public school teacher whose lost their will and passion to teach, because that's what this felt like.

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Simple but good

The narration was a little dry but the stories are a good starting point for anyone unfamiliar.

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Love it!

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