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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne Narrator: Bobbie Frohman Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora' Box, kill Medea with her head of many snakes, join Hercules as he flexes his muscles and King Midas as he turn his daughter into gold. The stories, moral in tone, are totally riveting.

A Wonder Book includes:

1. The Gorgon's Head

2. The Golden Touch

3. The Paradise of Children

4. The Three Golden Apples

5. The Miraculous Pitcher

6. The Chimæra

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 1864) is considered to be one of the greatest American authors of the nineteenth century. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he used Puritan New England as a setting for many of his short stories, allegorical tales, and novels. The Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne's masterpiece, has never been out of print since it was first published in 1850.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krisette Spangler | 12/21/2013

    " Hawthorne does a great job of retelling six tales from Greek mythology. My children and I enjoyed reading it together, and it gave them an itroduction to mythology. My daughter is standing here with me right now, and she wants you to know that she really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 11/17/2013

    " Hard to believe this was written 160 years ago, by the author of The Scarlet Letter to boot. Very entertaining breezy style. This edition has great illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexander | 10/13/2013

    " The children and I enjoyed this on our camping trip. It was probably more of a blessing to his generation than ours, but still well told and worth reading. He weaves some allegories of his own into the Greek myths, and adds a few thoughtful insights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 8/25/2013

    " just finished reading with my students. enjoyed the way hawthorne wrote these stories from mythology. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 8/4/2013

    " Review by Blake: Ehh, it was ok. It didn't have as much action and adventure as I expected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sebina (Classicmaiden) | 12/1/2012

    " This was written during the Victorian Era and it shows. I really liked it and hope to read more by Nathaniel Hawthorne. full review forthcoming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcy | 10/18/2012

    " Hawthorne has such a wonderful way with words. I know this is juvenile literature, but I enjoyed every moment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cari | 10/10/2012

    " Another book not read in school, though this one wasn't a familiar title so it was a nice find to read as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather L | 4/22/2012

    " Finished reading "The Chimaera," which was the only story I really didn't remember. A good book, and fun to read for children and adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vivencio | 3/6/2012

    " enjoyed these tales as a boy so i didn't hesitate when i saw a copy @ the secondhand bookstore. will pass this on to my nephews and nieces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 7/21/2010

    " Hawthorne puts his own twist on familiar fairytales and other childrens stories. An awesome collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beka | 7/5/2010

    " Some nice retellings of favorite Greek myths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devin | 5/6/2010

    " I thought this book was a great children's book. I'm keeping it for when I have kids. ughh, I can't imagine that right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/18/2010

    " I read this aloud to the girls. It was nice to read something so well written for a change. The language was wonderful and the retelling of the greek myths included in the book was interesting because the story of Circe (from the Odyssey) was the only one with which I was very familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krisette | 12/6/2009

    " Hawthorne does a great job of retelling six tales from Greek mythology. My children and I enjoyed reading it together, and it gave them an itroduction to mythology. My daughter is standing here with me right now, and she wants you to know that she really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darcy | 10/25/2009

    " Hawthorne has such a wonderful way with words. I know this is juvenile literature, but I enjoyed every moment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 9/26/2009

    " just finished reading with my students. enjoyed the way hawthorne wrote these stories from mythology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeniann | 7/25/2009

    " This is a little book of Greek myths put into readable and fun terms for children. I am not generally interested in mythology, but this was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 5/6/2009

    " Hawthorne puts his own twist on familiar fairytales and other childrens stories. An awesome collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 4/14/2009

    " This was my first exposure to the Greek myths. I realize Hawthorne takes much license, but he managed to capture my imagination, and, given the myth aficionado I am today, I don't think it harmed me. Those who know me, of course, may disagree. No matter: I imperiously ZOT them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/1/2008

    " Hawthorne retells well known Greek myths in wonderful prose. The reader does feel he or she is at the Wayside Inn listening to the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devin | 8/5/2008

    " I thought this book was a great children's book. I'm keeping it for when I have kids. ughh, I can't imagine that right now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carl | 4/30/2008

    " uggg, this is why i (insert word that starts with H, is 4 letters long, implies strong dislike and is automatically censored by goodreads)books. try it out, spell h.a.t.e. wo/ the periods and see if it posts this is bullshit, i wonder what other things they are censoring "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dead letter office | 4/11/2008

    " i was totally enthralled by this book from the time i was about 5 years old (when it was read to me--repeatedly) onward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 8/18/2007

    " My favorite book of all time. "

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About the Author
Author Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864) was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and made his ambition to be a writer while still a teenager. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine, where the poet Longfellow was also a student, and spent several years traveling in New England and writing short stories before his best known novel, The Scarlet Letter, was published in 1850. His writing was not at first financially rewarding, and he worked as measurer and surveyor in the Boston and Salem Custom Houses. In 1853 he was sent to Liverpool as American consul and then lived in Italy before returning to the United States in 1860, where he died in his sleep four years later.

About the Narrator

Bobbie Frohman, a third generation Californian, was raised in a large extended family, the niece of cowboys. Early on she developed a deep love of animals, training her dogs to perform with her at dog shows, and as a competitive barrel racer with her beloved horse, Lucky.