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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (657 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: John Lee, Lorna Raver Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Don’t Know Much About Series Release Date:
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Employing the popular Don't Know Much About® style, with its familiar question-and-answer format, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will explore the myths of the world, their impact on history, and their continuing role in our lives. It will offer listeners a wide-ranging, comprehensive, entertaining and listenable survey of the great myths of world civilizations, how they came to be, what they meant to the people who created them, how they influenced society, literature and art through history, and how they still speak to us today. Mythology is alive today in our art, literature, theatre, dreams, psychology--and certainly our language. "Pandora's Box," "Golden Fleece," "Labor of Hercules," and "Wheel of Fortune" are just a few of the words and phrases that come from a world of mythology and still color our speech. Using humor, contemporary references, and anecdotal material from mythology, extensive research based on recent archaeology which often reveals the history behind mythology and surprising information that breaks down conventional wisdom, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY will ultimately be about stories--the great and timeless tales that have fascinated people around the planet for several millennia. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karolinde (Kari) | 2/18/2014

    " It's good as a quick reference for information to look up elsewhere, that's about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Derrick | 2/14/2014

    " The book is okay. After reading it you will have at least a passing knowledge of all categories of fiction. Davis certainly operates from some fairly major biases (hard for any of us to avoid) and does make a few small mistakes here and there (see discussion threads). Two things bugged me more than anything else. First, the section on Norse mythology, which is a well studied mythos, was so bare I couldn't believe it. Second, the book ends in rush. It feels as if the author wanted to be finished so the sections got shorter and shorter and the books overall conclusion just appears as a final paragraph in the section about Indigenous Australian beliefs (which was only two pages long to begin with). Good if you want to know a little about everything, but a very poor choice if you just stop there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Virginia | 2/12/2014

    " OK, just bought this book yesterday. Kenneth Davis's series are not for the highly intellectual, but I think they're fun. I'll let you know how it turns out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/9/2014

    " I really only read the section on Greek myths, but wow. What a fun book. It's hilarious and informative all wrapped up together - my absolute favorite type of reading. "

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