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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Bulfinch Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Ancient myths speak eloquently of the affairs of immortal gods and shining heroes, while linking us to our cultural history. Bulfinch captures these fables in one graceful, lyrical collection which has been an enduring success for over 140 years. Now, through George Guidall's lucid two-part narration, The Age of Fable takes on new life and power. Part One includes the fascinating tales of Prometheus, Hercules, and Ulysses. Part Two completes the collection with the adventures of Aeneas, Thor, Beowulf, and other heroes.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristiyana Hary Wahyudi | 2/2/2014

    " referensi asik buat penggemar mitologi Yunani "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Page Wench | 1/25/2014

    " Read in grade school and was captivated by the fabulous characters, exotic settings, and bizarre things they did. It provided me with an invaluable background to understanding allusions to the Greek myths, gods, and goddesses in novels, poetry, nonfiction, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sydney | 1/3/2014

    " We have been referring to this book all year in English. I can't exactly say I've read the whole thing, but pretty close. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/21/2013

    " This is a good backgrounder for mythology. Not super readable, flowy, but pretty comprehensive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 12/1/2013

    " I have had this book present in my home for many years. I use it frequently as a reference book to help me recall gods and tales which have become "rusty" in my mind. As always, these fables are fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 10/17/2013

    " First read this in junior high. Read over and over. Will pick up and read bits and pieces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeb Snyder | 10/16/2013

    " I've struggled mightily with The Illiad on several occasions, and failed. So, I turned to Bullfinch. I wish I'd read this when I was 12. Very helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Padua | 8/16/2013

    " I had forgotten alot of my mythology. I truly love many of these stories, so I am having fun getting reacquainted with them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Campbell | 8/3/2013

    " fascinating exploration of roots and entanglements of mythology and religion "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 7/13/2013

    " Haven't read this edition, but the one I have is pretty good. The best part is when he says about Pygmalion, "his art was so perfect that it concealed itself". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Domin | 1/11/2013

    " Hadn't visited this one in a while and decided to give it a read-through. The older I get, the more I can see how sanitized and dated Bulfinch is, but it's still a classic, and it has pleasant childhood connotations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Shea | 9/25/2012

    " What can anyone say about Bullfinch??? Always current and necessary "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlin Rose | 8/5/2012

    " Any book that has to do with mythology always entertains me. One of the classics in the field too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Mustread | 6/28/2012

    " Comprehensive collection of Greek myths, also including Eastern, Norse and Druid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hoss | 6/7/2012

    " The place to start with greek mythology. Fast and fun reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire Gilligan | 4/26/2012

    " A bit drier than it remember it from my childhood, but a pleasantly thorough walk through Greco-Roman mythology, with the tiniest pass through other mythologies at the very end. (Gotta love those 19-century Brits, who group Hinduism and Buddhism with Norse mythology and Druidism... Oops!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 11/7/2011

    " A good review of mythology which does help one understand some literary references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magila | 11/3/2011

    " more of a 4.5. the quintessential book on mythology, the stories are organized in a logical fashion and are retold in an accurate and interesting way. it's like getting textbook-like knowledge from something with a way better format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Dreyer | 8/16/2011

    " Full of myths and legends involoving our favorite classic heroes: a great book to keep on the shelves for late night reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 5/28/2011

    " First read this in junior high. Read over and over. Will pick up and read bits and pieces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Page Wench | 4/27/2011

    " Read in grade school and was captivated by the fabulous characters, exotic settings, and bizarre things they did. It provided me with an invaluable background to understanding allusions to the Greek myths, gods, and goddesses in novels, poetry, nonfiction, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlin | 4/12/2011

    " Any book that has to do with mythology always entertains me. One of the classics in the field too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/27/2011

    " I have had this book present in my home for many years. I use it frequently as a reference book to help me recall gods and tales which have become "rusty" in my mind. As always, these fables are fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zengfer | 3/15/2011

    " It was ok, but some of the stories were quite bland... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 2/25/2011

    " I had forgotten alot of my mythology. I truly love many of these stories, so I am having fun getting reacquainted with them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 8/31/2010

    " A very good research book for Greek mythology. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nonsequiteuse | 7/6/2010

    " I grew up on this - fabulous snippets of myths coupled with images from art, lines from poems & plays - love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Callista | 3/15/2010

    " I haven't gotten around to reading all of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magila | 2/25/2010

    " more of a 4.5. the quintessential book on mythology, the stories are organized in a logical fashion and are retold in an accurate and interesting way. it's like getting textbook-like knowledge from something with a way better format. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erick | 11/22/2009

    " One of my favorite books ever.

    I guess the first I bought in the US. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 11/21/2009

    " Couldn't find the exact edition I have, went with date.

    This is a good intro to the classical myths of Greek and Roman lenage. It's possible some of this may be familiar to some and some will be new. Nice book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 7/24/2009

    " Full of myths and legends involoving our favorite classic heroes: a great book to keep on the shelves for late night reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/29/2009

    " Haven't read this edition, but the one I have is pretty good. The best part is when he says about Pygmalion, "his art was so perfect that it concealed itself". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2009

    " Bulfinch's Greek and Roman Mythology: The Age of Fable (Dover Thrift Editions) by Thomas Bulfinch (2000) "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Bulfinch

Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867) was educated at Boston Latin, Phillips Exeter, and Harvard. A clerk in the Merchant’s Bank of Boston who wrote books in his spare time, he was the first to create a popular compendium of ancient myths and legends.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.