• Mythology: Strange and Exciting Legends from Around the World

  • By: Coby Evans
  • Narrated by: K.M. Logan
  • Length: 40 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (54 ratings)

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Mythology: Strange and Exciting Legends from Around the World

By: Coby Evans
Narrated by: K.M. Logan
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Publisher's Summary

A better deal could not be out there. This valuable box or combo contains six titles that are each targeted towards a different area of the world. Most are in Europe, and a couple of them beyond that continent.

You will listen about myths, deities, people being killed, people betraying each other, animals that can talk, supernatural powers that are exerted, and much, much more.

Each of these audiobooks is not only filled with the stories from those times, but a number of background details of that particular society as well, so you can better understand how people thought and why these stories make more sense in the historical context.

Feel free to begin reading or listening anytime, but I would encourage you to start right now.

©2019 Coby Evans (P)2020 Coby Evans

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Ultimate bundle

40 hours. Are you kidding me?! Finally I get something for the credit I get from Audible every month. Nice bundle. Needless to say that it was awesome. Around the world was right. It has Greek, Egyptian, Indian, Norse, and uhm... yeah, those and a couple of other mythologies in it. Some of the more common ones, and some less common or less-known ones. Perfect for me. Get this thing, especially if you don't have to pay full price. If at full price, well... then it's up to you, of course. It's worth a lot.

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Can't say anything bad about this

Aside from this being such an informative, long book, with myths from different countries, like Great Britain and Ireland, Norway, and Greece, I was also intrigued by the narrator's performance.

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Terrible obvious translation

This was a really awful waste of a credit. The obvious poor English translation led to repeating the same awkward phrases over and over again. So distracting that I could not enjoy or finish this. Skip it and save yourself.

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It's pretty rough...

To start off, Amazon has had a lot of issues with fake reviews, and this title looks like it can be added to the list. I have a hard time seeing how anyone, even with the most gracious disposition gives this a five star review....

In premise, it sounds great: 40 hours of storytelling from cultures from around the world. The most obvious issue is that it's not actually an audio book of stories. It's an audio book about stories. The author tries to setup context for the story and then kind of tells you about it, all in one continues thought. Setting context is wonderful, dare I say essential to fully appreciate a story. However, the execution falls flat here. It's an all over the map rambling and dump of facts about different peoples, and then it seems the author remembers he should insert a brief story, since hey, it's supposed to be a book about stories, right?

Second, the narration is pretty poor. It's either a computer generated voice or someone reading the book through for the first time while recording. It's robotic, with unnatural pauses and poorly timed inflection.

Third, I'm not certain there was an editor involved in this production. The author gets stuck using the same filler words over and over again in certain sections. I found myself trying to listen but being distracted by how many times the author was unnecessarily saying "actually". It's like, buddy, we know you are the omniscient author. You don't need to try to convince us something is true repeatedly with superfluous filler words!

I listened to the first section on Africa and then hopped around to the other sections to see if there was any improvement. There was not.

Conclusion: Forty hours of your life could be better spent. It's a great premise with an unfortunately poor execution. If you are itching for some prime story telling give Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman a try.

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I loved it

Just the fact that it's 40 hours of mythology from different areas, is so valuable. One more detail: The storyteller sounded so great that I would listen to it in the future. Perhaps even more than just one time. I can't recall every single thing that's being said in all these audiobooks, so it would be worth reminding myself of what was actually being mentioned.

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Amazing

Amazing content for using a credit. All the myths you need (well, except for the Chinese or Native American ones) are here. Greek, Viking, Egyptian, etc. Good value.

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  • 03-19-21

A mediocre recitation

Maybe I was going into this with overinflated expectations, as I was looking for a definitive guide to the great mythologies of various cultures. A few hours in, I gave up. Although the book isn't that bad, it certainly is not overly engaging. It more or less seems like a thematic recitation of data, not a comprehensive overview making all the interesting connections at the right points. It is good if you are new to all that and just want to learn various small points. Bad, if you are looking an imaginative and in-depth analysis.

The reading itself is problematic as well. The reader's tone varies and sometimes pauses in weird places. The "s" sounds are always pronounced in a rather outstanding and annoying way. The reading is breaking the flow of the text and making it harder, instead of easier to follow.

I guess I will just look for a podcast on the subject.