Greek Myths

CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: BN0408
Released: Nov 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455829545
Narrator/s: Michael Page
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

Enter a world where anything is possible. A god could be a mountain or a shower of gold. A nymph could be a stream or an echo in the wind. The myths of ancient Greece are full of such wonders, as well as a host of courageous heroes, cunning heroines, and terrible monsters. From the tragedy of Persephone to the fearsome minotaur; from Perseus's quest for Medusa to greedy King Midas, this collection includes a broad range of the most well-known and celebrated myths. Each is skillfully retold by Ann Turnbull, and readers young and old are welcomed into a golden world of beauty, tragedy, and miracle.

Professional reviews

"Michael Page depicts a world of gods, heroes, and monsters with a steady, well-paced narration of Turnbull's 16 excellent retellings of these classics. Whether familiar or brand new to these myths, the listener is captivated as Page portrays each larger-than-life character. His narration is straightforward, with few characterizations for voices, except for such dramatic turns as the reeds' whispering about King Midas having the ears of an ass. From the love affair of Orpheus and Eurydice to Theseus's battle with the Minotaur and Pandora's curiosity, Page allows the tales to carry the narration and paces them for ultimate effect. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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