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  • Published: 2 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405934312
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

Mythos

The Greek Myths Retold




One of the most imaginative minds alive retells the greatest stories in history - the Greek Myths

Step into another world - of magic, mayhem, monsters and maniacal gods - in Stephen Fry's momentous Sunday Times bestseller Mythos, brought to you by Penguin.Lose yourself in the wonder of Greek myths in Stephen Fry's vivid retelling of the ancient classics.Marvel in awe at the wise Athena as she is born from the cracking open of the great head of Zeus.Shiver in fear when Pandora opens her jar of evil torments.Listen with joy as the legendary love affair between Eros and Psyche unfolds.Read by Stephen Fry himself, Mythos captures these extraordinary mythos for our modern age - in all their dazzling and deeply human relevance - in Fry's tantalising and magical narration.'Fry's ear is finely tuned to the quaint tonality of some of his ancient sources. [His] distinctive voice undoubtedly adds something lively, humorous and intimate to myth's psychological dimension' Guardian'Wit and erudition are impressively evident in Stephen Fry's idiosyncratic retelling of the myths of the Greek gods . . . He adds fascinating philological glosses and cultural references' The Times'[Fry] exhibits prodigious learning, a great facility with words, and enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday

  • Published: 2 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781405934312
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

About the author

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry was born in Hampstead in 1957 and, following a troubled adolescence, went on to study English Literature at Queen's College, Cambridge. As well as being the bestselling author of four novels, The Stars' Tennis Balls, Making History, The Hippopotamus, and The Liar, and two volumes of his autobiography, Fry played Peter in Peter's Friends, Wilde in the film Wilde, Jeeves in the television series Jeeves & Wooster and (a closely guarded show-business secret, this) Laurie in the television series Fry & Laurie. More recently, he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. Before it was announced that Fry would retire as moderator, his legions of fans tuned in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director.

He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder.

More recently he presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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