In this sequel to the bestselling Mythos, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry moves from the exploits of the Olympian gods to the deeds of mortal heroes.
Perseus. Jason. Atalanta. Theseus. Heracles. Rediscover the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths. Whether recounting a tender love affair or a heroic triumph, Fry deftly finds resonance with our own modern minds and hearts.
• Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive voice and writing style.
• Connoisseurs of the Greek myths will appreciate this fresh-yet-reverential interpretation, while newcomers will feel welcome.
• Retellings brim with humor and emotion.
"Mostly Chiron saw in the child, and the young man he became, boundless courage, athleticism, intelligence, and ambition. He saw too lots of words beginning with 'self,' which gave him pause. Self-belief, self-possession, self-righteousness, self-confidence, self-love. Perhaps these characteristics are as necessary to a hero as courage."
In Heroes, Fry draws out the humor and pathos in both tender love affairs and heroic battles, and reveals each myth's relevance for our own time.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The Greek myths may be ancient, but their entertainment value is timeless, as British actor and author Stephen Fry proves in his follow-up to Mythos. Fry’s delightful audiobook focuses on the Greek heroes—semi-divine characters born from one human parent and one god parent—and he uses his sublimely irreverent wit to make their stories modern and relevant. From Heracles’ “roid rage” to Theseus’ “midlife crisis,” Fry’s conversational language gives the stories a wonderful immediacy that lets us focus on how exciting and emotionally resonant they are. He even includes a handy list of important characters at the end, in case you enjoy the antics of Zeus’ crazy brood so much that you want to explore them further. Fry’s deliciously wry delivery makes these stories even funnier and more dramatic than they come across on the page.
Stephen Fry narratoring makes any book awesome.
Super enjoyable! Fun!
Must read for mythology lovers
Heroes, like it’s predecessor, Mythos, is a master class in prose and storytelling. Fry’s voice, style, and humanization of classic characters, mixed with history, modern events, and humor, is like nothing else I’ve read. If you loved Circe and/or Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, you will LOVE Heroes/Mythos.