• Celtic Mythology

  • The Complete Guide to Celtic Myths from the Irish, Scottish, Brittany and Welsh Mythology Including Tales, Gods, Legendary Creatures and Beliefs: Mythology Series, Book 2
  • By: Josh Drake
  • Narrated by: Kevin Ford MVO
  • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Ancient History
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Celtic Mythology

Are you interested in ancient cultures, meaningful tales, and entrancing folklore? 

Because if you are, this audiobook has much in store for you. 

Do you know that the Celtic culture and folklore, though with a primarily Irish origin, has widespread branches across the globe - as far as the British, Scottish, and Welsh cultures of Europe, and right into the Euro-Asian territory of Turkey?

It is a culture that was as interesting as it was mysterious and has passed its knowledge of mythological creatures and deities from generation to generation, developing a holistic view of the universe.

This audiobook can provide you with a combination of all the aspects of Celtic mythology - from its Irish and Welsh origins to its Scottish and Brittany sides - allowing you to have a complete 360-degree view of the world with a perspective that is much more interesting and spiritually accurate than the contemporary ones.

In this audiobook, you will be discovering a completely different side of the universe and looking at deities that seem to have much in common with the Greek Gods but are believed to be different. It accounts for all the tales, gods, legendary creatures and beliefs that have dominated the Celtic folklore and been conveyed by it - being handed down generation to generation for centuries.

The audiobook conveys:

  • Who the Celts were and what beliefs they shared?
  • Why and how their tales were passed down from generation to generation
  • Tens of the interesting myths and tales that the Celtic people shared
  • Comprehensive insights into their culture and how far and wide their branches spread
  • Details of their Gods and other religious concepts
©2020 Josh Drake (P)2020 Josh Drake

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This book can develop to Us

Im returning this. I'm only on chapter 3 but I can't stand it. The narrator seems to be Irish but is not pronouncing the names correctly. In the story of Midir and Éadaoin the Goddess' name is mispronounced over and over again. Éadaoin (Aideen) is my sister's name and is not uncommon as a contemporary name! Disappointing and annoying, defeating the purpose of the book which the author states is to bring the old stories of the Celts to a wider audience.

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This audible keeps maintaining its knowledge

Yep,noticed quite a bit of this,as well as stories running into each other making it difficult to follow.Maybe it's just me but the stories really didn't come to life.

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I think this is a reliable audible for us

The narration rambled on in one tone from tale to tale... By the time you realised one tale had ended you were half way through the next... Gutted i wasted a credit

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Excessive valuable data involved in this guide

Full of inaccuracies about scotland/ireland. the most glaring was that Carslisle is in Scotland. writer may know some mythology, but doesn't know history or geography. Clueless.

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horrible

unbelievably unprofessional. many paragraphs repeat. such a waste of time and money. I quit audible as a result of this pathetic offering.

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Disappointed

There is a great deal of repetition restating the exact fact and phrasing in the next sentence or paragraph. Not very education

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Artfully translated and retold.

I thoroughly enjoyed the telling of each tale. Entertaining history that should not be lost to time.

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Absolutely Prodigious Helpful Guide

All be it my 5month of son, Ragnar son of Ryan felt captured by this audible book one of which I have read and felt worthy of listening too as we try to calm our child without the constant brainwashing of kids TV. This was great to play on loudspeaker throughout the house and a well worthy listen.

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Lots of Vital Data Accumulated In This Book.

Credit to the narrator. In my mind it helped me to really picture these myths and stories closer to their origin. The stories seemed very much too similar with minor differences. Worth a listen.

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It indicates itself to being a great guide

The best stories about the Greek mythology are in here. I enjoyed the narrator. Very professional. British accent. That's very important too.

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  • 04-05-20

Celtic Mythology

Poorly put together, in chapter 2 the narrator swears after he misspronounces one of the deity names. it also repeats the same sentence in a few different parts. I didn't find that I learnt much from this production, it was too mater of fact for the way I learn.

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  • Emma Pyper
  • 02-08-22

A Dull Book With Dull Narration

Honestly, I really struggled to get through this audiobook. I was expecting the tales of the Celtic myths to be told in detail with depth of plot and characters. This book contains plots of myths told in mere seconds, in a blunt fashion and with no sense at all of the characters. The book was also very repetitive, with the same tales and facts being mentioned several times in the same way. Other parts were more of a geography lesson.

The narration was so poor, I genuinely thought the voice was automated until the part in Chapter 3 that wasn't edited out of the narrator getting frustrated at a mistake and shouting "oh bloody hell!". The voice was monotone and lacking in any sort of feeling whatsoever.

I also felt that the author was overly biased towards Ireland as the home of Celtic mythology, stating at one point that "Celtic mythology should really be called Irish Mythology" despite the majority of the example story snippets being from Scotland and Wales.

The conclusion was the only bit that was vaguely interesting and I felt there was more new information in this section than throughout the whole book, which doesn't really make sense given that a conclusion is meant to summarise what has already been said.

All in all a dull book with dull narration. I hope to find a better book for telling the stories of the Celts.

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  • Ronan McKillop
  • 07-12-21

Probably the worst thing I have ever listened to

It was poorly written, terribly read by a robotic narrator who can't pronounce any of the Celtic words and it has abysmal editing (I don't know how that is possible, but they managed it). No review in the world can describe how much of a bad experience this was. Do not believe the 5-star reviews. Waste of my time and money.

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  • R. Phillips
  • 06-29-21

Read by a robot

if you want a book to sound like it's being read by a robot that has no understanding of the words or knowledge of emphasis, this is for you.

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  • PhotangoIreland
  • 06-04-21

Unlistenable! computer translation, horrendous

Tried to listen to this with my partner as she is fascinated by Celtic mythology. this has to be the worst listen ever! it is obviously a computer translation and not a person reading, as when it comes to pictures or illustrations in the book it repeats these including title blocks, and this makes it impossible to follow the thread of any story when it is constantly broken by "picture 2, Picture two illustration of cross,end picture 2" then as a native Irish man let me assure you the pronunciation of the Irish names are all terrible and incorrect. it's like someone pronouncing Trump as True-mup and London as Low-nod-on!
This is a rip off and I will be seeking a refund.

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  • Timmy Ryan
  • 01-13-21

brilliant stories brilliant time

the narrator was brilliant but struggled with some old irish names and places. other than that brilliant book.

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  • Frank Mason
  • 03-03-20

Exactly what I have looking on this subject

Im returning this. I'm only on chapter 3 but I can't stand it. The narrator seems to be Irish but is not pronouncing the names correctly. In the story of Midir and Éadaoin the Goddess' name is mispronounced over and over again.

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  • Kevin Collins
  • 02-28-20

It indicates itself to being a great guide

The author has put together a very useful book for everyone by collecting the most valuable information on the subject through the Celtic Mythology audio-book