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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd, Jason Harris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Don’t Know Much About Series Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9780307206374
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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.


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 9/20/2013

    " Awesome book in the "Don't Know Much About" series. Really entertaining/informative. Can read over and over gain, as well as refer for reference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 3/10/2011

    " Yup, this one was interesting too... Too bad it wasn't as colorful as the other ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grumpy72 | 10/7/2010

    " An interesting book giving a very brief overview of myths from around the world. Definitely left me wanting more info though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer James | 9/1/2009

    " Aimed at the juvenile market but entertaining even for adults, this book tells the tales of major myths from all areas of the world. I had heard about half of them before. I listened to the audiobook edition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/18/2008

    " Aimed at the juvenile market but entertaining even for adults, this book tells the tales of major myths from all areas of the world. I had heard about half of them before. I listened to the audiobook edition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 polarjelly | 3/11/2008

    " Yup, this one was interesting too... Too bad it wasn't as colorful as the other ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 polarjelly | 2/21/2008

    " Awesome book in the "Don't Know Much About" series. Really entertaining/informative. Can read over and over gain, as well as refer for reference. "

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About the Author
Author Kenneth C. Davis

Kenneth C. Davis is an American popular historian and the author of the Don’t Know Much About® series with more than four million copies in print worldwide. He is a frequent media guest on national television and radio, has written for the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, and has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered.

About the Narrators

John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. A critically acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, his voice work includes reading for such authors as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others.

Jason Harris is a multitalented actor and voice-over artist. He’s narrated numerous audio books, including Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine, Breaking Point by Alex Flinn, and Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson.