Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable


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(4.2 stars; 64 reviews)

Bulfinch’s Mythology, first published in 1855, is one of the most popular collections of mythology of all time. It consists of three volumes: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne. This is a recording of the tenth edition of the first volume, The Age of Fable. It contains many Greek and Roman myths, including simplified versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as a selection of Norse and “eastern” myths. Thomas Bulfinch’s goal was to make the ancient myths accessible to a wide audience, and so it is suitable for children. (Summary by Kathleen Gatliffe aka TetoYasha) (14 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Publisher's Preface--Author's Preface 16:44 Read by Justin S Barrett
Introduction 22:36 Read by Lizzie Driver
Prometheus and Pandora 18:31 Read by Jennifer Stearns
Apollo and Daphne--Pyramus and Thisbe--Cephalus and Procris 20:55 Read by Anna Simon
Juno and her Rivals, Io and Callisto--Diana and Actaeon--Latona and the Rustics 25:16 Read by Susie G.
Phaeton 18:00 Read by jpod 42
Midas--Baucis and Philemon 15:19 Read by Julie VW
Proserpine--Glaucus and Scylla 22:45 Read by ML Cohen
Pygmalion--Dryope--Venus and Adonis--Apollo and Hyacinthus 17:52 Read by Ted Delorme
Ceyx and Halcyone 18:43 Read by Alison Raouf
Vertumnus and Pomona--Iphis and Anaxarete 10:29 Read by Alison Raouf
Cupid and Psyche 24:58 Read by Janna
Cadmus--The Myrmidons 18:35 Read by Alison Raouf
Nisus and Scylla--Echo and Narcissus--Clytie--Hero and Leander 19:59 Read by Hugh McGuire
Minerva and Arachne--Niobe 18:25 Read by Susie G.
The Graeae and Gorgons--Perseus and Medusa--Atlas--Andromed 18:49 Read by Graham Redman
Monsters: Giants--Sphinx--Pegasus and Chimaera--Centaurs--Griffin--Pygmies 19:02 Read by Graham Redman
The Golden Fleece--Medea 19:01 Read by Kevin LaVergne
Meleager and Atalanta 15:02 Read by Kathy
Hercules--Hebe and Ganymede 16:17 Read by Lizzie Driver
Theseus and Daedalus--Castor and Pollux--Festivals and Games 23:26 Read by Kristine Bekere
Bacchus and Ariadne 14:59 Read by Kevin LaVergne
The Rural Deities--The Dryads and Erisichthon--Rhoecus--Water Deities--Camenae-… 28:43 Read by pattymarie
Achelous and Hercules--Admetus and Alcestis--Antigone--Penelope 15:46 Read by Thomas Wells
Orpheus and Eurydice--Aristaeus--Amphion--Linus--Thamyris--Marsyas--Melampus --… 16:00 Read by roolynninms
Arion--Ibycus--Simonides--Sappho 20:30 Read by Clarica
Endymion--Orion--Aurora and Tithonus--Acis and Galatea 16:25 Read by Meredith Hughes
The Trojan War 41:28 Read by Robin Cotter
The Fall of Troy--Return of the Greeks--Orestes and Electra 27:56 Read by James Tiley
Adventures of Ulysses--The Lotus-eaters--The Cyclopes--Circe--Sirens--Scylla an… 25:15 Read by Lizzie Driver
The Phaeacians--Fate of the Suitors 24:51 Read by Lizzie Driver
Adventures of Aeneas--The Harpies--Dido--Palinurus 16:45 Read by R. D. Williard
The Infernal Regions--The Sibyl 30:41 Read by Leni
Aeneas in Italy--Camilla--Evander--Nisus and Euryalus --Mezentius--Turnus 33:34 Read by Leni
Pythagoras--Egyptian Deities--Oracles 30:11 Read by Kristine Bekere
Origin of Mythology--Statues of Gods and Goddesses --Poets of Mythology 23:51 Read by Robin Cotter
Monsters (modern)--The Phoenix--Basilisk--Unicorn--Salamander 21:00 Read by Graham Redman
Eastern Mythology--Zoroaster--Hindu Mythology--Castes--Buddha--The Grand Lama--… 20:17 Read by Sibella Denton
Northern Mythology--Valhalla--The Valkyrior 19:35 Read by Lizzie Driver
Thor's Visit to Jotunheim 12:53 Read by Thomas Wells
The Death of Baldur--The Elves--Runic Letters--Skalds--Iceland--Teutonic Mythol… 28:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
The Druids--Iona 23:53 Read by pattymarie

Reviews

Good book


(5 stars)

The book was great. I loved it. All of the readers fuss a great job.

Good book, mixed readers.


(4 stars)

Bulfinch's Mythology is delightful- a relatively concise and lively retelling the classic myths. The quality of the readers varies- Lizzie Driver was particularly good, and I wished she had a recording of the whole book. Many are just fine, although the pronunciation is a problem for most readers. But there are a few recordings that are just bad- either low quality or poorly read. Or both. The reading of the conclusion of the Trojan war was particularly bad, with the reader stumbling over many names and words and not bothering to fix it. Nonetheless, I'm glad to be about to listen to this, so thanks for your time all of you!

Thanks readers you people help others enjoy classics, your gems


(5 stars)

great book


(4 stars)

some speakers where difficult to understand :(

good some are hard to understand


(3 stars)

very exciting


(4 stars)

Nice stories, but some of the readers weren’t that great. The one with the incessant beeping in the background almost drove me to skip those sections completely.

this is awesome


(5 stars)

I love this story so muc. I don't want to stop reading it. :-)


(4.5 stars)

sybella was quite good and Lizzie Driver was good as well 🙂