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November 15, 2018

Mythos by Stephen Fry

by N@ncy

Finished: 15.11.2018
Genre:  mythology
Rating: B
#AudioBook

 

Conclusion:

The strongest point of this book in audio version
is the narration by Stephen Fry.
I don’t think I would have enjoyed this book as a paperback.
Voice is needed to breath life into these cheeky gods and titans.

The first half of the book was very good: rise of the titans
the birth of the gods and the establishment of Olympus.

The last 30 % of the book felt like S. Fry was overreaching by
retelling very obscure tales of lesser known
nymphs, naiads (waters) and dryads (woods).

 

Last thoughts:

  1. I wish I had this book (audio) as a young student.
  2. Edith Hamilton’s Mythology was on my high-school reading list.
  3. Stephen Fry does not skirt around the erotic and
  4. violent episodes (…as Edith does)
  5. that form an essential part of the Greek mythic world.
  6. All in all this was a #GoodRead.
  7. ….but I would recommend the audio book above the
  8. print version!
  9. Relaxing….#GreatAudioForBed-time

 

 

 

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