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Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BC. The plot centers on the actions of Medea, a former princess of the "barbarian" kingdom of Colchis, and the wife of Jason; she finds her position in the Greek world threatened as Jason leaves her for a Greek princess of Corinth. Medea takes vengeance on Jason by murdering Jason's new wife as well as her own children, after which she escapes to Athens to start a new life.

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Great Narrator makes this story work

The Key to any successful Audio Book is the Narrator and that fact is true here.


This work being among the first to be performed in a Theater is a classic for a reason but that does not mean an audience
will appreciate or enjoy it.

That is why the great performance for this Book is so important to reach a reluctant audience.


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Fantastic way to access the classics!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Audiobooks have been a phenomenal way to access the classics. Listening to the book during my commute has been an absolute joy, and the story is great.

The narrator has a great voice, clear and strong. Definitely recommend this book.

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  • 08-06-18

Like a full cast production

Medea is a classic play telling the story of the jilted wife of Jason, of Argonauts and Golden Fleece fame, and her revenge. It is a fairly straight forward story, it has her explaining her anguish, then Jason explaining why he has to marry someone else - a princess - rather than her, a barbarian woman. So you get 'both sides'. Others try convince her not to enact revenge, before she finally decides she will, and undertakes the task. What she does, and the aftermath is worth listening to the play for. While simple, it is a classic. And hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

The narration by Jonathan Waters is excellent. He performs the whole thing as a one man stage production, with different voices and intonations for each character, and for the narrator/stage directions. He imparts emotion into the whole thing. It really feels like multiple people doing a play, not just one man. Really enjoyable work by Waters.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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What a cool new way to "read" a classic!

I've never read this in its entirety, so I was happy to have a chance to listen to this recording. The narrator was amazing! I was captivated and drawn into a very crazy and horrid tale, and I really enjoyed the listen.

I'm happy that through audiobooks we (and the younger generation) can explore the classic tales of old in a completely different way. It's a totally different experience!

Loved it, well done :)
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Medea

I loved this classic story and thought the narration was spot on. It is short and a classic, but it doesn't leave the reader/listener wanting because it is a complete story which continues another fantastic tale of Jason and the Argonauts. I am not a Greek mythology expert, but I always loved these stories and jumped at the chance to listen to this story.

This book was given to me for free at my request for my voluntary and unbiased review.

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Hell hath no fury...

"Well, when you gettin' got then somebody done got you and you go get them. When you get 'em, everybody's gon' get got." - Madea

While the above quote is from the Tyler Perry character, the Medea of Euripides' play would likely understand the sentiment quite well. Adultery, betrayal, feminism, revenge, murder, 'Medea' has it all, and demonstrates how great Greek tragedies can be. This is an excellent production of the classic story, and Jonathan Waters does a fantastic job narrating. He not only does voices for the characters, which greatly aids in differentiating between speakers, but his tone and delivery are excellent as well. While the language is a bit archaic (Shakespearean) and can be a little confusing at times, I found this added to the gravity of the story.

I greatly enjoyed listening to this production, and would recommend it.


I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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Greek Tragedy of Medea and Jason

A classic Greek tragedy of the jilted Meada by Jason, who have lived as man and wife with two sons.. Truly this must be the basis for the saying Hell Hath No Fury Like Woman Scorned.
The play is straight forward on the ramifications of Jason’s desire to marry a new princess...left with sorrow of loss.
The narrator is a fantastic job of performing the play and use of emotion and creating the visual.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review

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Jonathan Waters is a great narrator

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This is a classic Greek story from Euripides. If you are looking at this you probably already know the story so no need to review that.

Jonathan Waters does a fantastic job at playing the characters. With a cast of only one it’s amazing. Jonathan changes his voice when going between sexes which makes it easy to follow. His female voice is pretty good too. This is a great version to pick up and I highly recommend it.

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Classic told well

When you need a quick refresh on some of your Greek Mythology look no further. The performance is clear, the myth accurate.