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This selection from More Tales from the Greek Legends, written for young listeners by Edward Ferrie, presents the tragic tale of "Meleager and the Calydonian Boar", which explains how Meleager, the son of King Oeneus of Calydon, volunteers to hunt the infamous monster alongside a woman, Atalanta, a skilled huntress raised as a child by Artemis herself - but not everybody thinks so kindly of female hunters as this legend’s brave protagonist, and even success in their quest can’t avert this story’s tragic conclusion....

Benjamin Soames has a light, bright voice and a knack for friendly, intimate storytelling. His pacing is brisk but never breakneck, and kids will find it easy to keep up with this fast-paced, action-packed narrative.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the More Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

Bellerophon and the winged horse Pegasus launch into the blue sky in search of the dreaded three-headed Chimera, but will success go to the hero's head? Orpheus, devastated by the death of his wife, Eurydice, dares the dangers of the kingdom of the dead in an attempt to bring her back to life. Echo loves Narcissus but he only loves himself: a story that can only end in sadness. These and other colourful legends from Ancient Greece are retold in lively form by Benjamin Soames, with classical music providing further excitement.

©2006 Edward Ferrie (P)2006 Naxos AudioBooks

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