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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nigel Spivey Narrator: Yuri Rasovsky Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Songs on Bronze is the first major retelling of Greek mythology in half a century; a set of lively, racy, dramatic versions of the great myths which, in a multicultural society, are recognized more than ever as stories without equal.

Modern translations of the Greek myths have often sought to instruct, to edify, or to impart a personal philosophy. Songs on Bronze is different. Nigel Spivey gives us the Greek myths as the spellbinding stories they are. In bold, sensuous prose, he tells of Demeter and Persephone, of Jason and the Argonauts, of the wrath of Achilles and the travels of Odysseus, of Oedipus’ crime and Orpheus’ excursion into the underworld. In his hands, these stories are revealed anew as outsize tales of love and strife, of secret compacts and open rivalries, of lust and desire.

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  • “Rollicking good tales.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle B | 7/5/2013

    " It summed up a lot of myths without leaving out too many details. I've read it many times and I don't normally read books more than once unless they're great. I loved this one. Kudos to Nigel Spivey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nfpendleton | 4/13/2013

    " Spivey's retelling of the myths sparkle. Give it to someone who doesn't think they like this sort of thing. Might change their mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cb | 2/13/2013

    " Read this with my 13 year old son ( a notorious non-reader!) and we sailed through it - loved all of the stories - v well told and broken down into easy to read chapters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Meaghan | 3/15/2012

    " This was an excellent book. It makes the Greek myths accessible to the average American and shows them for the awesome stories that they are. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know about the myths but hasn't the stomach to wade through Homer's version. "

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