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Nathaniel Hawthorne masterfully grabs the imagination of children with these timeless tales of adventure based on the incomparable Greek mythological heroes' escapades.

Children will enter a world of magic and intrigue as they face ferocious beasts, clever enchantresses, and tricky gods, alongside the greatest heroes of all time.

Will Theseus escape from the maze that is guarded by the awful Minotaur? Can Jason steal the Golden Fleece from under the nose and claws of a vicious dragon? Can Odysseus outsmart the witch whose potion has turned his men into pigs? And will Cadmus rescue his sister from the bull who has kidnapped her - and who turns out to be none other than mighty Zeus himself in disguise? Find out in this enchanting retelling of the classic tales, spun by an American master.

(P)2004 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Incomplete!

I needed to read this for a literature/writing class I'm teaching for 8th and 9th graders. I bought this audio book for my daughter with ADHD and slow processing speed disorder to listen to because it helps her process as she reads. I ended up listening too because I'm not particularly fond of Hawthorns writing style and just reading it had become tedious. As to the readers' performances: I thought the main narrator had a babyish tone to her voice like she was reading to preschoolers; the others who came into read for the other characters didn't seem to jive with the character thy were portraying, even pronouncing names differently than the main reader. That was very distracting. But the most egregious error was that the reading of the book was incomplete. There are still 10 pages left in the story of Jason and the Golden Fleece!

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  • Mary
  • WESTERLO, NY, United States
  • 11-12-15

The last story is incomplete!

What a letdown not to know how the last story works out. It's like falling off a cliff with no bottom.

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Great stories - Awful reader

Would you try another book from Nathaniel Hawthorne and/or the narrators?

These wonderful stories are marred by the dreadful main read. She is simple terrible. The worst is add things like a Appalachian Farmer accent for Athenian rustics (Simply terrible!!)

Look for Anthony Quayle's version. Avoid this one.