Hot on the tails of his acclaimed reading of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes books, Stephen Fry reads this collection of ancient Greek myths.
Published by Penguin, the entire 15 hour recording is available to download for free to anyone signing up to a 30-day free trial of Amazon’s audiobook service, Audible.
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Mythos, written and read by Stephen Fry.
The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney.
They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West.
You’ll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia’s revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.
Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry’s Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age – in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
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