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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

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Stephen Fry

15 Hours 1 Minutes

Penguin Books LTD

November 2018

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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes written and read by Stephen Fry. *SHORTLISTED FOR BEST AUDIOBOOK AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS*

'Fry's narration is leisurely and avuncular, and he adopts a fine range of voices and frequently funny accents' Audiobook of the Week, The Times

Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . .

There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes.

Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

'Ebullient and funny' The Times

'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph

'A rollicking good read' Independent

'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday

'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian

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  • Ramya K.

    Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and it goes without saying the narration was simply brilliant . Each and every character, not just the protagonists, were brought to life. Will definitely listen again soon.

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  • David U.

    Stephen Fry wrote it. Stephen Fry narrates it. Thay means you should definitely listen to it. Brilliant book. Full stop!

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