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Heroes

Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures
Lu par : Stephen Fry
Série : The Mythos Volumes, Volume 2
Durée : 15 h
5 out of 5 stars (53 notations)

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Enter the monstrous and magical world of Stephen Fry's Sunday Times best seller Heroes, brought to you by Penguin.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Specsavers audiobook award.

Imagine sandals on your feet, a sword in your hand and the hot sun beating down on your helmet.

Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece.

Marvel as Atalanta - a woman raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples.

Discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best....

Read by Stephen Fry himself, Heroes harnesses the magic of ancient legends in an entertaining and modern retelling in Fry's iconic and captivating narration.

©2018 Stephen Fry (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Commentaires

"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

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La "suite" est aussi bien que "Mythos"...

Je connais toujours les histoires mais ça me rappelle mes lectures d'antan et c'est toujours aussi bien raconté. L'histoire de Persée est vraiment à pleurer de rire, les autres mythes ne sont pas aussi comiques mais il y a des touches d'humour de temps en temps (Oedipe et le Sphinx, par exemple). Bref, si jamais Stephen Fry pouvait continuer avec l'Iliade et l'Odyssée, ce serait fantastique !

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A real pleasure

The writing as much as the reading have been so enjoyable. Thank you so much Stephen for putting out your literary and storytelling talents into the world. I look forward to hearing the third part.

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A Practically Perfect Book in Every Way

There are few greater joys than hearing an old and beloved story told again in a new and powerful way. Stephen Fry's writing and performance make these anciant and well known myths both fresh and exciting.
Even those I can recite by heart kept me wildly entertained.
A truly wonderful book and audiobook.

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  • Silvia
  • 03/11/2018

Wonderful

Truly enjoyable, both the story and the narration are perfect. This book goes deeper and more detailed into ancient Greek stories than any other book I've ever read. Surely recommend to anyone interested in Greek mythology.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14/03/2019

Pure magic. Stephen Fry is transcendent.

Both the story and narrative are excellent! It was a very special experience to revisit the ancient Greek universe. I wish Stephen Fry could have been my history teacher. And English teacher. And art teacher. And... well, you get the idea

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  • Yulia Nikolaeva
  • 29/12/2018

An engaging continuation of Mythos

This book's subject is lives and deeds of Greek heroes. The narration is (as always) brilliant and the plot most engaging. Recommended to anyone struggling with original Greek sources on heroes but interested in Greek hero myths. The stories are spiced with humor and drama, but remain faithful to the original. Fry sometimes offers insight on how different types of heroes reflected changes in Greek society over time.

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  • Minol De Silva
  • 09/03/2019

Loved it!!!

Found it fascinating to listen, put a slot of colour to the stories I have read and heard on Greek myths.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20/07/2020

very enjoyable. can't wait for next one

very enjoyable, easy to listen to. excellent narration as always. will surely listen to it again some day

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29/06/2020

Fabulous

Every chapter crafted with meticulous detail and every scene described so beautifully. Stephen fry is the real hero.

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  • Rowan Elsey
  • 19/06/2020

simply a pleasure to listen to

If only Stephen Fry was my history teacher.
This is a gem. If you enjoyed Mythos, you will love Heroes!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11/06/2020

A true Orator

Listening to Stephen Fry and Greek myths? Nothing other than truly brilliant and amazing experience! Not only does he take scattered myths and retell them beautiful he also weaves them together to create a powerful and intriguing narrative. I've listened to this book and his previous one repeatedly and honestly I want more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01/12/2019

Brilliant.

Just like Mythos, this is a superb audio book. How often books are read to quick and out emotionless. This one is so engaging and even easy to follow while driving. (I still need the 30s back button regularly off course, traffic is more important while driving, but with some books it's just impossible) It's a great interpretation of many a myth and I'm looking forward to the 3rd of the series.

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  • Debbie H Baker
  • 16/11/2019

The highlight of my audiobook year!

The best voicing of an audiobook ... brilliant accents from Stephen Fry makes the stories really come to life! The way the stories have been written is fresh, engaging and hilarious.


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  • Jan Onderwater aus NL
  • 13/11/2019

Helden: Monster und Sterbliche

Helden: Monster und Sterbliche, Questen und Abenteuer

Heroes ist das zweite Buch zur Klassische Mythologie von Stephen Fry. Das erste Teil hab ich geliebt und wann ich mitbekommen hab das es jetzt noch ein Teil gibt habe ich mich das sofort bei Audible das Hörbuch gekauft und das hat mich den schlaff letzte Nacht geraubt.

In dieses Buch geht es um die Klassischen Helden Bellerophon, Theseus, Heracles, Perseus , Jason, Atalanta, Orpheus und Ödipus die alle Sterbliche sind (Keine Götter wie so manch einer im ersten Teil) und treffen auf die Monster die diese bekämpfen: die Hydras, der Sphinx, Harpyien , Gorgons, und der Minotaur.

Beim ersten Teil hab ich Heracles/Hercules sehr vermisst, aber jetzt ist er dabei!

Seine Vorlesung ist wie immer sehr schön, aber ich habe mich auch schon vor Jahren in seine stimme (und ein bisschen in Ihm) verliebt, bin da also nicht Objektiv. Er ist manchmal Ernst, manchmal Gelehrsam ohne zu irritieren und auch ab und zu mal richtig Camp.

Das Ganze ist auch durchwachsen von Britischen Humor.

Was unser einer auch noch mal klar gemacht wird ist wo Marvel die Superhelden herhat.

Stephen Fry ist in Deutschland ziemlich unbekannt soweit mir bekannt, aber er ist weltberühmt in Groß Britannien als Komiker, Quizmaster, Schauspieler und als Schriftsteller. Er ist ein sehr beliebter Hörbuchvorleser, Seine Vorlesung von Harry Potter ist legendär und Hochgepriesen.
Das erste teil
[[ASIN:B077K1FYNY Mythos]]

Ich hab inzwischen Erfahren das noch ein Teil 3 in produktion ist, Troja.

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  • Teleutaia
  • 02/02/2019

Brilliant

Once again, Stephen Fry brings us a collection of stories, along with some interesting facts and food for thought. I recommend this, along with Mythos.

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  • Wiebke Eggers
  • 26/08/2019

Absolutely wonderful!

what a voice! what a story! full of whit, compassion, intelligence. the heroes came to life, and what a life! I am sooo very thankful to Stephen Fry for this book, the only negative thing: it ended :-( I could have listened to it and to him for a long time!

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  • Dieter
  • 18/09/2019

Great!

A complex story put into good context. what makes this book superb is Stephen Fry's way of reading it - truly excellent.

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  • Christina
  • 12/09/2019

Gripping trip to mythical times

Expectations were high after hearing "Mythos", but Stephen Fry managed again to keep my ear stuck to the audio book and never wanting to press the stop button. "His" stories are highly entertaining, instructive and gripping. They can be hilarious or terribly sad, depending on the plot. They're everything but boring and I am so grateful that Stephen Fry brought ancient myth down to us in such an easily abordable way. Stay on these roads, Mr. Fry, pleeease...

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  • Armin
  • 23/08/2019

Not as gripping as Mythos, but still great

As always, Stephen Fry is a perfect storyteller. The stories themselves, however, were not quite as exciting as Mythos, but that might be because I knew them too well before listening to the book

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  • Bertram Skopp
  • 31/07/2019

Stephen Fry at his best

Es ever, Stephen Fry uses his extraordinary talent as a writer, (voice) actor and comedian to transport the listener to age of Gody, monsters and heroes. A joy!

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  • Marlene P.
  • 18/07/2019

Amazing

Fry's effortless use of language and his charming narration combine into a thrilling account of the heroes and heroines of Ancient Greece!

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  • Patrik Ziegler
  • 19/03/2019

it's like therapy without the need to overthink

it's like therapy without the need to overthink things. I really enjoyed Stephen frys perspective.

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  • Jan Fritsche
  • 12/07/2019

Among the best audiobooks in existence

Just like Mythos, this book is just "superb". Stephen Fry is one of the best speakers I have ever heard, even after several hours of continuous listening I did not get tired of hearing him. The book has wit, it doesn't judge but well question, it is excellent. I will most likely play this several times in the future.