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Publisher Description

Enter the monstrous and magical world of Stephen Fry's Sunday Times bestseller 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.
'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

Stephen Fry
hr min
1 November
Penguin Books Ltd

Customer Reviews

Autumncashmere ,

Heroes, told with style!

I’ve listened to Heroes (and its counterpart Mythos) several times now. Who doesn’t love a hero, be they male or female? We all know the tales but nobody tells them as well as Fry.

Every time I listen I hear a little something I missed the time(s) before or realise a connection I had missed. Stephen Fry’s voice is perfect for any sort of storytelling, lending itself well to bringing each character to life with a slightly different nuance or tone. Yep, I was already a fan, true, but it can’t be denied he makes mythology engaging, comforting and interesting. This is well written too and brings a new depth to even the most well known of the myths, marrying each up...despite somewhat dubious timelines which he himself speaks of. Humans making sense of their world and of those otherworlds which seem veiled in mystery and in need of speculation.

I hope he does more...particularly on myths/legends from indigenous cultures. I’d love to see him find the commonalities. This book is another gold star for a much loved British entertainment treasure.

ahandresdhjsgbk ,

Needless accents...

Ruined by needless local accents from the British Isles for every character... Makes listening to it at times unbearable.

Mythos was a lot more enjoyable and easy to listen to because of this.

Carrie Oke ,

Great writing, terrible accents

Like Mythos, the stories are really engaging. But why, why, give the Greek heroes poorly executed Northern / Welsh accents?! Especially when you have one of the best voices for audiobooks?! I read reviews that said this and naively thought it wouldn’t be too bad. I was wrong.

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