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Heroes: The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

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Stephen Fry

15 Hours 0 Minutes

Penguin Books LTD

November 2018

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Shortlisted for the 2018 Specsavers Audiobook of the Year award.

IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET. ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, 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.

'An odyssey through Greek mythology. Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail

'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' Times

'Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny' Guardian

'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard

'Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot' Herald

© Stephen Fry 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2018

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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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  • Rob O.

    A very enjoyable listen. Classic BGreek stories delivered with Stephen’s famous style and wit. The asides to language backgrounds and links into history make this very informative book.

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  • Anonymous

    I loved this book , it was magical Stephen Fry is brilliant. I loved everything about this book . Beautiful reading

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  • Anonymous

    totally brilliant

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  • Anonymous

    I really enjoyed this audiobook and Stephen Fry's narration was excellent! I can't recommend enough.

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  • Julie H.

    A great book and well read. I enjoyed the way Stephen Fry narrates and adds a little bit of humour to the stories. I especially love that Greek gods and heroes have Irish, Scottish and English accents. You can see how detailed his research has been into the stories and his passion shines through.

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  • lorrdevl

    I love Stephen Fry’s books

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  • Annette P.

    So much information and brilliant storytelling.

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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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