A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys


Read by Clive Catterall

(4.8 stars; 37 reviews)

A Yankee student stays at a country house called Tanglewood during a golden New England fall. Also at the house are about a dozen children: younger cousins of the student and their friends of varying ages. The student, as much to amuse himself as to amuse the children, organises games and activities and tells stories. And the stories he tells are wild and fantastic. When his store of fairy tales and folk legends is exhausted he hits on the idea of retelling Greek Myths in his own style.

We visit Tanglewood six times during the course of a year and hear six of the student's beautifully told stories: The Gorgon's Head, The Golden Touch, A Paradise of Children, The Three Golden Apples, The Miraculous Pitcher and The Chimaera. (Summary by Clive Catterall) (5 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:52 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 1 Part 1 - The Gorgon's Head 23:26 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 1 Part 2 - The Gorgon's Head 20:42 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 1 Part 3 - The Gorgon's Head 16:47 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 2 Part 1 - The Golden Touch 20:53 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 2 Part 2 - The Golden Touch 23:49 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 3 Part 1 - The Paradise of Children 23:17 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 3 Part 2 - The Paradise of Children 16:57 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 4 Part 1 - The Three Golden Apples 25:37 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 4 Part 2 - The Three Golden Apples 28:21 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 5 Part 1 - The Miraculous Pitcher 23:33 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 5 Part 2 - The Miraculous Pitcher 23:45 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 6 Part 1 - The Chimaera 28:55 Read by Clive Catterall
Chapter 6 Part 2 - The Chimaera 29:47 Read by Clive Catterall

Reviews

love this voice and the stories

(5 stars)

Another outstanding reading by Clive Catterall. The ancient myths of Pandora, Hercules,King Midas and more told within an additional story frame making delightful listening for young and not so young.

Very enjoyable listening.

(5 stars)

Clive really captures and holds all four of our young boys' attention. Love these stories!

reader is great, as always

(5 stars)

Wonderful reading-Clive is one of my favorites and I hope he reads more!

Good names for the children

(5 stars)

It was pleasent to listen to the old Greek tails updated.

classic

(4.5 stars)

Excellent job by Clive Catterall. What a voice. If you like mythology but want a simpler version, this is for you. Written for children pleasant bedtime listening for adults or children.

Lovely book

(5 stars)

The reader, Clive Catterall makes this book special.

(4 stars)

Very entertaining stories and very well read. Thank you