Old Greek Stories


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(4.2 stars; 144 reviews)

A retelling of old Greek stories involving mythological heroes and their adventures. Tales include those of Prometheus, Io, Perseus and Theseus. (Introduction by Iris McLeod) (4 hr 34 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 3:01 Read by Iris McLeod
01 - Jupiter and His Mighty Company 3:54 Read by Hugh Gillis
02 - The Golden Age 5:37 Read by Hugh Gillis
03 - The Story of Prometheus 18:47 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
04 - The Flood 8:10 Read by thestorygirl
05 - The Story of Io 10:18 Read by filmmefatale
06 - The Wonderful Weaver 6:55 Read by SopranoHarmony
07 - The Lord of the Silver Bow 25:02 Read by SopranoHarmony
08 - Admetus and Alcestis 13:56 Read by SopranoHarmony
09 - Cadmus and Europa 18:00 Read by Sandra Luna
10 - The Quest of Medusa's Head 34:15 Read by Paul C. Newman
11 - The Story of Atalanta 29:46 Read by SopranoHarmony
12 - The Horse and the Olive 12:43 Read by Sandra Luna
13 - The Adventures of Theseus, pt 1 27:08 Read by SopranoHarmony
14 - The Adventures of Theseus, pt 2 23:17 Read by SopranoHarmony
15 - The Wonderful Artisan 13:13 Read by Bob Gonzalez
16 - The Cruel Tribute 20:26 Read by Bob Gonzalez

Reviews


(0.5 stars)

The Greek name is ZEUS The Roman name is JUPITER get it right it drives me nuts when people get it WRONG

Loved it


(5 stars)

This book was very good. It was easy to understand and follow. If you want to know the old Greek stores this is the book for you.

amazing


(5 stars)

the readers are all fun to listen too and the stories move along at a fast pace, exiting and humores. 10/10 would recamend


(3 stars)

The readers are good but... THEY PUT IN THE ROMAN NAMES FOR THE GODS NOT THE GREEK NAMES! 😤 It is mildly triggering.

Not Greek.


(1 stars)

great stories, but these are the Roman counterparts. Mars? Come on.

a bit of a stretch...


(3 stars)

First of all: The readers did a great job! The book itself on the other hand did make me cringe quite a bit. Despite the title, Mr. Baldwin seems unable to grasp the difference between Roman and Greek and keeps messing with the characters (especially in regard to their names). The stories in this book are turned into very stretched fairytale versions of the original myths and remind me more of a Hollywood movie than actual mythology. That is a shame, as the original stories certainly don't lack any entertainment in the first place. Alternatively I recommend: 'Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome' by E. M. Berens (https://librivox.app/book/2264)

easy listening


(4.5 stars)

fun to hear. condensed versions of myths, but easy to follow if your just wanting to listen to stories . enjoyable. even if you know detailed mythology, it's still good and lite

enjoyed all of it


(4 stars)

I enjoyed all the stories , they were very well read , I just wish it would have been longer