I downloaded the audible version with the book. learned a lot about the greek myths that gets referenced in various movies and sayings like the Midas touch I have heard over the years. Stephen fry has a fantastic voice over style that can make what could be dry narrative very entertaining
Take Stephen Fry's dry humour, and combine it with his fascination of Greek mythology, and this book is the final product. This is the type of book that I know i will read again, and I look forward to reading again, as it was so well written.
Stephen Fry is a wonderful storyteller and has a delightful voice bringing the Greek myths to life. I thoroughly enjoyed Mythos and learnt new things about the Greek myths that I did not know. I have just purchased the audio version of Heroes, Stephen's newest book on Ancient Greek mythology and I am looking forward to hearing it, and I am sure it will be as enjoyable as Mythos.
A witty, splendidly written and thoroughly reseached book. Not so much a reference work along the lines of Robert Graves' volumes on the same subject - there is no index - more a fascinating continuous chronological narrative with many a nod along the way to the debt our modern world owes to these tales.
Imaginative retelling of Classical Greek myths by Steven Frey make the stories accessing and memorable. Thoughtful footnotes illuminate the story and references to historians and literary greats, such as Ovid, Shakespeare and Byron, make the book a treasure trove for the interested amateur.
A fun and funny light hearted retelling of the greek myths from start to end. I thoroughly enjoyed dipping into this book and reading both the stories I know and those less well known to me. It filled in the gaps of my classical education and made sense of the Greek pantheon.
Steven Fry has such a beautiful way with words, I could listen to what he has to say all day. I wish that I could put words together as he does, making the mundane into poetry. Thanks to him and this book I am learning so much about mythology, and it makes sense. Brilliant