Stone Blind Stone Blind

Stone Blind

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Publisher Description

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023

This audio edition is read by the author, Natalie Haynes.

In Stone Blind, the instant Sunday Times bestseller, Natalie Haynes brings the infamous Medusa to life as you have never seen her before.

'Natalie Haynes energizes the melodrama of ancient Greek gods with a divine level of storyteller’s flair...Listeners who enjoy transformative retellings of Greek myths will find much to relish in this production.' - AudioFile

'Witty, gripping, ruthless' – Margaret Atwood via Twitter

'Beautiful and moving' – Neil Gaiman


‘So to mortal men, we are monsters. Because of our flight, our strength. They fear us, so they call us monsters’

Medusa is the sole mortal in a family of gods. Growing up with her Gorgon sisters, she begins to realize that she is the only one who experiences change, the only one who can be hurt.

When Poseidon commits an unforgiveable act against Medusa in the temple of Athene, the goddess takes her revenge where she can: on his victim. Medusa is changed forever – writhing snakes for hair and her gaze now turns any living creature to stone. She can look at nothing without destroying it.

Desperate to protect her beloved sisters, Medusa condemns herself to a life of shadows. Until Perseus embarks upon a quest to fetch the head of a Gorgon . . .

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
NH
Natalie Haynes
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
08:41
hr min
RELEASED
2022
15 September
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan
SIZE
540.9
MB

Customer Reviews

irqa13 ,

Captivating story

Unusual point of view of the myth about Perseus. We have there a hero and a monster but who is really a monster in that story? For centuries we were told about wonderful hero Perseus who went on a quest to find and kill horrible gorgon Medusa and bring her severed head for a king. Have we ever wondered who was Medusa ? How she became a monster or was she a monster really?
I love books that show us different ways of telling well known stories and make us think what if everything was quite different? After all the history is written by victors (heroes) are we sure they were true ?
Highly recommend to everyone who likes Greek mythology but doesn’t mind hearing them told quite differently.

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