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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,698 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 link students to a powerful cultural history. Bulfinch captures these fables in one graceful, lyrical collection which has been a standard reference for over 140 years. Part One includes the tales of Prometheus, Hercules, and Ulysses. Part Two includes Aeneas, Thor, Beowulf, and other heroes.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 2/19/2014

    " A little off because it lacks a tone of authority about the characters is defines and describes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Greenhalgh | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoy mythology and read these stories from time to time. A good escape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 StrangeBedfellows | 2/16/2014

    " A good addition to anyone's mythology collection. I am disappointed by the heavy focus Greco-Roman mythology, since books on that topic are easy to come by, and the sparse attention to Irish mythology. However, there is a nice portion of medieval myths that aren't commonly encountered. Remember, though, that this isn't a modern book, so you'll need to be prepared for that 1700-1800s style of writing, which some other reviewers have remarked as being dry or otherwise unappealing. If you can get beyond that, you'll find this book to be an essential resource. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew Uys | 2/15/2014

    " Once the definitive collection of classical mythology, it has since been dropped in favour of more recently written (and more accurately researched) books on the topic. Still, it stands the test of time as one of the most comprehensive and detailed accounts of Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse, Arthurian, and Medieval mythology and should be read (though with a discerning mind for bias, etc) by all who have a passion for history and classical myths and legends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 2/15/2014

    " It's a classic, what can I say. If you don't know your mythology, how can you read literature? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beau | 2/9/2014

    " Endlessly entertaining and a quite useful research tool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Brown | 2/9/2014

    " Essential for any understanding of classical literature of art. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 1/18/2014

    " Okay reference but the authors' opinions come through a bit too strong in this for me. There's a bit of Kipling-like feel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L | 1/9/2014

    " I found this book in a used bookstore and for weeks I was immersed in this book and revisiting familiar myths and learning new ones. Every now and then I take down from the shelve and browse. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pippa | 12/22/2013

    " It was for school. Duh, it was boring!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 12/22/2013

    " A scholarly tome, one step towards story from the Golden Bough, but not something your would read to get to know the stories. Insightful and detailed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Addie | 12/9/2013

    " My parents gave me this for my 12th birthday. I have read it many times since. I'm sure this book is to thank for my continuing love of myths and legends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Sigal | 11/20/2013

    " Any questions you've ever had about mythology are all answered in this book in a relatively easy and readable format. Bullfinch's is the bible of mythology, lain out in short-story form. Always interesting, and easy to set aside for later as well if something more intriguing comes along. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 6/2/2013

    " In middle school we learned about Mythology and I was hooked. Such interesting stories it was like a soap opera. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nalin Ratnayake | 4/15/2013

    " An excellent reference for what it is concerned with. Almost exclusively focused on the Western (e.g. Hellenic and Roman) lineage of mythology, so do not expect a comprehensive overview of world mythology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 7/5/2012

    " I love this old friend...we go wayyyyy back! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kolan | 4/26/2012

    " read in elementary school and junior high as part of my greek roman phaze!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 4/19/2012

    " im always picking this up to read random stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 4/1/2012

    " Excellent reference for any question of Mythology "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolina Dean | 2/6/2012

    " The definitive collection of mythological tales from various cultures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emtee | 1/21/2012

    " I was expecting more of a compendium of stories, but it was a summary with commentary. Which was also good, and Bulfinch relates myths to literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/17/2011

    " I got tricked into reading this. I don't mind now. I love Greek mythology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dimitry | 12/7/2011

    " This book is a good popularization, but insufficiently allows for regional variations and changes of the stories through time. Robert Graves may be a better resource. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Geoff Cain | 6/12/2011

    " This book shaped so much of who I am. As a child, this was my truth. "

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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-eight AudioFile Earphones 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.