The Theogony of Hesiod

By: Hesiod
Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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The Theogony (composed c. 700 BC) is a poem by Hesiod (8th-7th century BC) describing the origins and genealogies of the Greek gods. A theogony is a part of Greek mythology which attempts to articulate reality as a whole. Hesiod's work is a synthesis of various local Greek traditions concerning the gods, organized as a narrative that tells of their origin and how they established control over the Cosmos.

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Epic poem

So it’s the full Greek mythology in an epic poem there’s a lot of flowery language and long threads of a god’s lineage. The worst part is this narrator pronounces “wiles” (as in cunning) as “Willy’s” like the name. Other than that she has a great voice!

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Giordani is a weak point

Story is as timeless as ever and Giordani’s diction and accent are both pleasant and enjoyable. So where does it go wrong? Giordani lowers her voice in a really annoying, forced “I am reading Dr Seuss to my kids” kind of way that totally takes you out of the story. Hearing Zeus being portrayed like he was tooth decay in a children’s play was annoying enough for me to actually waste my time writing this review

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Narrator is very calming

I really enjoy this narrator, she has a wonderful tone. I felt welcomed into the story, and not over whelmed or intimidated which I think can happen sometimes when you are faced with classic literature. I am going to also get her version of the Odyessy and the Illiad as well.

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very Average and uninteresting

It was very simple and average reading I wouldn't recommend it to be honest :/. The nariator is trying to hard and I finished this book in almost 2 hours.

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  • 10-06-19

Voice puts me to sleep

this is an important classical text. I would recommend everyone read it. This review is not about the text or translation but the reading. For an Australian ear, the voice is monotone and hypnotic and put me to sleep about 10 times before I finally finished this short book. Some of that is the text but a lot is the reading.