Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder.
This stunning book features classical artwork inspired by the myths, as well as learned notes from the author.
• Each adventure is infused with Fry's distinctive wit, 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 and offer rich cultural context
Celebrating the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, Mythos breathes life into ancient tales—from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire.
This audiobook invites you to explore a captivating world with the brilliant storyteller Stephen Fry as your guide.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Vengeful gods, overconfident kings, snake-haired gorgons, sea voyages, heroic quests—it’s all Greek to us. We were happy to follow wherever British comedian, actor, and author Stephen Fry led us in this retelling of classical mythology. His skilled narration—complete with cheeky impersonations, zany contemporary characterizations, and comical commentary—brings excitement to the escapades of the Greek pantheon. Fry’s dry wit is perfect for updating these timeless tales, but what makes his storytelling really crackle is his remarkably deep knowledge of the material. He doesn’t just rewrite these myths to add punch lines. By updating them with modern language, Fry makes it clear how relatable they are and have always been. We loved all the fascinating things we learned in passing, like why a snake wrapped around a stake is a symbol of the medical profession, or that the horrific eternal punishment of King Tantalus gave us the word “tantalizing.” Mythos is a blast from the storied past that helps us better understand our own world—a Herculean task in its own right.
Great narration, poor formatting by publisher
Stephen Fry always knocks it out of the park on narration. The only loss is the poor formatting by the publisher. There are no logical chapter markers (as in, chapter 1: blah blah, chapter 2: blah blah strikes again, etc). There are only innumerable tracks. Want to listen to a part again about Prometheus? Good luck remembering which track it was. Want to follow along in the print version? Which chapter is which track? Unfortunately this is why Audible is still king. This publisher should fix this.
A most read!
I started getting in to Greek mythology after playing Smite, Hades and reading Madeline Miller books. This is a book the is a most read if you’re interested in Greek Mythology.
I love that the author narrated his own book and I love the enthusiasm and humor woven into it.