4.0 out of 5 starslearned a lot about the greek myths that gets referenced in various movies and sayings like the Midas touch I have heard over the years
27 December 2017
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
I'd hoped for an everyday dissemination of Greek mythology, and a basic understanding of why certain gods are synonymous with traits or actions. While cleverly, and amusingly, written, it is nevertheless not much more than a very long list of names, along with some witty social commentary on the part of Mr Fry.
A thoroughly enjoyable read with the usual amusing insights we've come to expect from Stephen Fry. I'd forgotten how much fun the Greek gods were and the amount of mischief they caused! Their stories are brilliantly made accessible in Mythos.