• Greek Mythology

  • Fascinating Myths and Legends of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, and Monster from the Ancient Greek Mythology
  • By: Simon Lopez
  • Narrated by: Neil Hamilton
  • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (310 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you know that the Olympians weren’t the original immortals? Or that the Goddess Hera restored her virginity each year?

The ancient Greeks wove one of the richest and best-preserved collections of stories of all the early civilizations, from the dawn of creation to the bloody siege at Troy. 

Discover:

  • How Zeus comes to reign supreme with Hera by his side.
  • How the lovely goddess of spring, Persephone, ends up as the Queen of the underworld.
  • Adventure of Perseus as he seeks the head of Medusa to deliver his mother from a tyrant.
  • Stories of Hercules and experience the cunning of Theseus as he claims his birthright as king of Attica.
  • The unfolding of the famous Trojan War from its unbelievable beginning through its astounding conclusion.
  • Odysseus on his 10-year voyage home to Ithaca.
  • And many other amazing tales!

Get this book and discover the fascinating world of Greek mythology today!

©2019 Simon Lopez (P)2019 Simon Lopez
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Fabulous! Highly recommended

I’m about 2/3s of the way through the book. I cannot stop listening. Before choosing this book about Greek Mythology I read countless reviews and summaries on other similar books. Some I sampled and didn’t care for the narrator’s voice. Others the reviews were too mixed for my liking. After listing to sample of this I just felt like it would be a good listen. I think the author does an amazing job of describing the different gods and goddesses. Not an information overload but good stories of each one. I could follow everything with out “spacing out” or feeling lost. The narrator does a phenomenal job as well. Sometimes all it takes is a bad reader or voice to make you loose interest. I would rate this as a 20 star if I could and highly highly recommend the book to anyone looking for a good listen and learn about Greek Mythology. I cannot praise it enough.

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Stories? Yay! Narrator? Boo!

Great book, well written. The narrator mispronounces a few things (in my opinion). His pronunciation of Mycenae had my skin crawling.



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well read missed edits

you can hear him snap where there was a reading mistake. this is common, but it's a missed edit and it's jarring

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loved it! Fantastic compilation!

Thus book travels to the world if the ancient Greeks with their Gods, Heroes, and the paths that they took together. Many stories I have heard before and others that I have not. exactly what i was looking for in looking up Greek mythology tales and myths.

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WOW

This was my first audible. I am more old school, I prefer to read but this was great. So well told. It was like watching it on TV. Very informative with great stories told by a voice full of charm and enthusiasm. It was great. Thank you. I might try listening instead of reading once more.

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too much story about heroes

Very good narrative. But the story is a bit boring in the second half. Big part of the second half is entirely dedicated to Hercules and the Trojan war, which are way too long and boring.

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SO GOOD

love the book and love the narrator and him changing his voice with ever character

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Great Summary

really good audiobook, I would say alot of the myths are somewhat summarized though. Narration is great, the narrator uses different tones depending on the character, some sound effects

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Wonderful and full of action!

This was my first time reading or listening to Greek mythology in full. I enjoyed every minute of it. The Trojan War was probably as good as the Battle of the Five Armies from the Hobbit.

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Good collection

You’re never going to find a collection with every Greek myth in it, but this one is reasonably extensive. The narration is also good, and there aren’t a lot of pronunciation problems like you find in some collections.

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Narrator keeps messing up

I feel like this should have edited out the mistakes. Do not buy the great courses is better an every time the narrator messes up he clicks his fingers and starts again. It’s not even like this is a cheap book. Audible has really gone down hill lately

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  • Kevin
  • 12-01-21

Waste of a credit

This is fine for the kiddies. They probably won't even notice the mistakes in narration. Has more in common with Tanglewood Tales than a serious study (which the cover thumb nail leads one to expect).
If you want something to listen to while you are doing the housework, okay.
If you want a more in-depth studt, stick to Robert Graves, et al.

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  • Happy Customer
  • 06-14-20

Good but to much inappropriate stuff

I like the book a lot and it teaches you a lot about Greek culture and myths.However, I hate the fact that it is inappropriate in some bits and it uses the words seduce, seductive, lay with (someone) and an inappropriate word that I cannot even say so if you hate these words than you should reconsider buying the book but in general it is great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-04-20

Thoroughly entertaining

I thoroughly enjoyed the stories told about Greek Mythology. This was wonderfully narrated and recommend this audiobook.

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  • Doroteo Mendoza
  • 01-14-20

Beautiful

Loved every bit of this literature!!! It made the many miles traveled feel like a few. The voice, the context, and delivery were fantastic! It's a definate recommendation from me.