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Mythos

Lu par : Stephen Fry
Série : The Mythos Volumes, Volume 1
Durée : 15 h et 25 min
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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Mythos, written and read by Stephen Fry. 

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. 

They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. 

Spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance. 

©2017 Stephen Fry (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Mythos by Stephen Fry

Loved it.
It will definitely stays on my list of favourites!
Love to listen to more titles from Stephen Fry.

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Delightful in every way.

I have always loved greek mythology but with the addition of Fry's twist it's just amazing. Un grand moment.

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An Absolute Delite

Stephen Fry's narration is lively, he guides you in unexpected places with a rythme which swiftly catches your attention - being an ADHD adult, That makes quite the compliment ! - I was glad to learn of new tales, as he doesn't fall into traps of religiously retelling what was told as such. But he brings his touch and spin, flare, without getting repetitive. He knows where he goes.

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Brilliant, Witty and Exceptionally Fry-esque

An addictively witty reconstruction of the initial major stories of grecian mythology intertwined with illuminating commentary. I thouroughly enjoyed this audio book and highly recommend it for both those familiar, as well as the uninitiated, with Greek myth.

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2500 year old stories still alive and kicking.

Superbly written and read. Ancient stories that explain so much about our culture still. This book connects the modern firmly in the roots of the ancient. Things I should know or vaguely did know brought into exquisite relief by clear and poetic eloquence.
The gods, having been dormant since my grandmother stopped recounting the tales to me, became more alive and more real than ever.
Will be a repeat listen for sure. Highly recommend it to all.

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Amazing storytelling of entertaining mythology

I am not a mythology nor a history fan. However, this audiobook was a fantastic find as an entertaining ‘read’ to get away from the daily routine. Stephen Fry is quite literally the best storyteller I know of. He really brings the stories to life in an incredible way and I will be looking for further books written/read by him (perhaps a sequel coming with more stories or norse mythology?). A definite suggestion for anyone looking for a good disconnect and a smile upon their face. In short, thank you Mr. Fry!

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amazing audiobook

Mr Fry is an amazing narrator, I for sure would recommend this book to anyone.

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Passionnant et tellement bien lu

Ce livre est passionnant. Pour avoir appris par coeur une encyclopédie sur l'histoire des mythes grecs, le contenu ne m'est pas inconnu mais je l'ai re-découvert avec plaisir. Les histoires sont racontées avec talent et humour. J'adore la manière dont tous ces récits sont rapportés à l'étymologie.
Stephen Fry possède une voix très particulière, agréable et ronde et il sait parfaitement la mettre au profit du récit. Et cet anglais qui parfait !
Franchement, c'était excellent !

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A superb and entretaining retelling!

I highly recommend. I have been attached to the book until I finished it. I really enjoyed.

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Un voyage dans le temps

Un livre génial, conté par son auteur (le comédien Stephen Fry), qui sait mettre l'ambiance dans une lecture! Un voyage fascinant aux origines de la mythologie grecque, raconté avec beaucoup d'humour et d'une manière très actuelle. Beaucoup de liens sont faits avec l'étymologie de l'anglais moderne, ou avec des traditions qui ont traversé les époques jusqu'à nous. Une diction très claire, un rythme parfait pour suivre l'histoire complexe des multiples dieux sans jamais s'ennuyer ou se perdre en route. Fry est un excellent conteur, et un excellent lecteur.

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  • Lars Andre Glendrange
  • 19/12/2018

The book is charming, entertaining and a good read

Stephen Fry's peformance and reading of this book is charming in the way he portrays both the gods and the humans in these myths.

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  • Barbara
  • 23/05/2019

Absolutely delightful to listen to

Stephen Fry is truly a genius. Not only are the stories brilliantly and artfully written, but Stephen's narration of the stories is utterly sublime.

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  • Marc
  • 10/05/2018

Modernized easy-listening version of old tales

Do not expect anything "new" about the well-known Greek myths that are retold here. But do expect them to get a slightly "updated" tone, modernized pace and some tongue-in-cheek side-comments by the story-teller (or "author" if you will).
Stephen Fry does a nice job on that. He is not the world's greatest dramatic writer, so some of the stories come with quite some lengths that make you wish for an editor to cut, cut, cut. But Stephen's enthusiasm well carries you through it. That is if you like his style ...

The book starts with the creation of "the world" (universe, actually) and ends with the story of Midas (the guy with the "Golden Touch"), so it is NOT a "complete" collection of all the myths and stories available in the vast pool of Greek mythology. It is a good enough excerpt, though, if you want to grasp the patterns and the overall "tone" of those stories (most of which can be found in other peoples' mythologies in respective form anyway).

What I liked about this approach is the complete neglection of any academic expectations. Stephen Fry makes it quite clear that you neither need any prerequisites to enjoy the book nor will you gain any "insight" into the stories' "meaning", be it literary or sociological or etymological. He does hint at some words or expression derived from character names mentioned in the stories, but does not go into any further depths. This gives the book a "light-hearted" touch and makes it easy to listen to while on the road or in bed or under the shower or ...

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  • Christopher McGrath
  • 17/05/2018

Wonderful and Fun

Obviously the subject matter isn’t new, but this is a thoroughly enjoyable rendition of the myths of Ancient Greece. In a compelling-yet-playful way Fry tells not only the stories, but the context of these tales in modern life: the relationship between methane and the god of wine;, the origins of the bee’s sting.

It’s also quite digestible, but most of all fun.

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  • Daniel Banks
  • 05/08/2019

Simply Superb

I had an absolute blast listening to this Stephen Fry performance. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this book and since it is not a novel and there is not a single story line or plot, I think that has a lot of merit. If you are into History, Mythology or just curious in general, you must pick this up.

The ancient Greek world is fascinating in itself and to put their beliefs into perspective, through their mythology, really helps understand better how they were and how much influence they have had throughout history.

Stephen Fry is just a delight to listen to, his way of putting a personality to each character is on point and really makes the whole ride that much enjoyable. I don't think the book would be the same without him. I'm already exploring more of his titles for my next credit!

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  • nelgut
  • 31/07/2019

¡Brilliant!

Perfect book to listen. A very interesting and compelling re-telling of the Myths that still influence our daily lives. Mr. Fry, flawless as ever, brings these characters to life, in the most entertaining way, providing modern context for younger readers.

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  • RomulusRom
  • 04/06/2019

Oh Mr. Fry, is there anything you can't do?

I'm not sure if there is anyone in the world that could bring these myths and legends to live in the same way as Stephen Fry did in his book Mythos. Such natural storytelling, such lovely little detours, sidenotes, and other embellishments. How can one not love this book? It's magical. Gorgeous. Wonderful. Magnificent.

In short: the absolute best way to enjoy these classic tales.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02/04/2019

Starts out great but drags on

I struggle to finish this book since the last couple of hours are not very interesting at all.

The book starts out great and is a blast for the first 5-8 hours

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/01/2019

Brilliantly read, could have been shorter!

Good book, brilliantly read by everyone’s favourite - Stephen Fry.

The start that outlines how the world, the Titans, and the olympians came to be is thoroughly enjoyable.

I personally got very bored toward the end though, where lesser, shorter stories were told about kings being tricked by gods - first few were ok, but on the 20th I was losing interest. I also found that certain other parts of Greek myth was missing (stories of the Titans were sparse). More a personal preference thing though!

Overall a great listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17/11/2018

Best book in my Audible collection by far.

The dialogues were vibrant and it never dragged on. Fry is a wonderful narrator and finally puts alot of these stories in chronological order which makes your imagination run wild. The dialogues the information the voices-everything is top notch.

i listened to this book over the span of 3 months on cars trains on the street and waiting for friends to show up. i found myself activelly anticipating my university commute to listen to it. It will be a valuable companion to anyone who wishes to spend his time enjoyably

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  • Jan Onderwater aus NL
  • 17/03/2018

Herrliches Hörbuch

Das Hörbuch von Stephan Fry, Mythos, gelesen von Fry selber ist einsame klasse. Er hat die klassische griechische Mythologie neu geschrieben und vorgelesen, also, nicht die Erzählung geändert, oder die Geschichte an sich, aber ein neuen Text geschrieben. Er erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten, aber erklärt die auch, und ergänzt die mit Kommentar und zusätzliche Information. Namen von Planeten, Elemente, Krankheiten, Ausdrucke und Redewendungen werden erklärt. Es ist eine wahre Schatztruhe. Ich war schon längere zeit auf die suche nach ein schönes Hörbuch mit klassische Mythologie, und war sehr erfreut mit dieses. Kann es jeden raten der sich interessiert in Mythologie oder sein Englisch verbessern will. Sein Englisch ist sehr Britisch, und sehr gut zu verstehen. Selten so einen Audiobuch Genuss gehabt.
Stephen Fry ist in D wahrscheinlich nicht sehr bekannt, aber er ist weltberühmt in UK als Schauspieler, Quizmaster, Komiker und als Schriftsteller. Er ist ein sehr beliebter Hörbuchvorleser, Seine Version von Harry Potter ist großartig.
NB, Leider Kein Herakles/Hercules dabei

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04/12/2017

Mythos

Fantastic read. Very funnily told. It is remarkable how Mr Fry captures the sense of these myths and provides modern analogies

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  • Margit Seeberger
  • 06/01/2018

Ohrenschmaus

Aufschlussreich, unterhaltsam und ein Vergnügen die klare und angenehme Stimme von Stephen Fry zu hören.

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  • Bookworm
  • 30/04/2019

excellent entertaining and informative

loved this book filled with S Fry's charm wit and humour. a real treat for eveeyone

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  • Duke
  • 30/09/2019

Splendid!

Wonderfully written and read by Srephen Fry. The story is very engaging and told in such a beautiful and strong way, you will get goosebumps many times just from listening to the powerful words. Highly recommend!

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  • Annika
  • 29/09/2019

Fantastic!!! (for Fans)

I absolutely adore Stephen Fry so this was a must for me. And I absolutely adore his conversation-style recreations of the discussions between God's. I do recommend having a base knowledge of Greek mythology, I do, but even so I got lost with the names at some points and had to rewind a few times. But all in all amazing!!

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  • Frank Hettrich
  • 28/09/2019

Smooth

Mr. Stephen Fry is a Master of language and speaking it. Thank you for that.

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  • darren
  • 05/09/2019

Fantastic!

Highly recommended insight into Greek mythology by Stephen Fry. The stories will leave you dumbfounded.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 28/08/2019

splendid stories and great narration.

I really enjoyed how the stories were smoothly proceeding from one character to the other without losing the track. the narrator is especially fluent in keeping his audience pinned.

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  • Christina
  • 28/08/2019

Stephen Fry at his best

simply brilliant, hugely entertaining- with his fascinating gripping voice, Fry takes us back in time