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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (682 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Lancelyn Green Narrator: Edward Lewis Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781455178933
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Gods and heroes are brought to life in this masterful retelling of the legends and tales of ancient Greece.

Here are the great stories of the Heroic Age, from the myths of the making of the universe to the death of Heracles—also called Hercules. Set against the colorful background of Greece and the Aegean, the adventures of heroes such as Perseus the Gorgon-slayer, Dionysus, Theseus, and Jason and the Argonauts once again come to life.

In this skillful retelling, these tales are as vivid and exciting as when they were first told three thousand years ago. With just the right levels of complexity, action, and adventure, this volume will satisfy listeners of all ages. The story of ancient Greece is continued in The Tale of Troy.

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  • “Roger Lancelyn Green's retellings are among the most accessible, particularly to younger listeners, while retaining the poetic quality of the ancient texts.”

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

    " Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green is a great book,full of stories and legends about those Gods and Heroes, always saving the day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Strickland | 2/13/2014

    " It was a very clear breakdown of mythology, though versions of the myths differ from some that I'm used to. I'm aware that Greek Mythology had a zillion versions that evolved over hundreds of years of storytelling, so it was really cool to see some differences. The stories were broken down into a nice linear fashion. Overall it was informative and easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Collin | 2/13/2014

    " Roger Lancelyn Green is a really good author, and his interpretation of the Greek myths are awesome. Not much more that needs to be said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eoin | 2/12/2014

    " A great collection of Greek Myths that all inter-connect, the second half of the book is mostly about Heracles, but has a few chapters on Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the golden fleece. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Glover | 2/10/2014

    " Like his Tales of Ancient Egypt, these are really good versions of the myths of ancient Greece. We read these aloud with our children and they loved each one. They are short enough to be bedtime stories (10-12 pages each). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack McHugh | 1/20/2014

    " This book was OK, it wasn't the best book i've read. It is all different stories of greek mythology put together in chronological order. It is told in a very boring way. While reading i thought i was skipping over stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 1/18/2014

    " I ,being one who loves mythology, thought this great. The whole story flowed so well. I would say the best thing about this story was that I was never confuse with what was happening. The myths were told in such a way I remember them perfectly ,which is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayla | 1/15/2014

    " I loved reading about the greek heroes! I know it says compact disc, but I couldn't find the book version on here... Nonetheless, I devoured this book, I just wish it had been more informative, instead of skimming over some of the battles and adventures that some of the heroes had. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 linnea | 1/4/2014

    " After having no mythology in school, I needed to learn myself and this was an easy foray into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chandrika | 1/3/2014

    " I love Greek Mythology and I loved this book. There was just so much information in this book, but it was like a story book at the same time. I loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 12/28/2013

    " Classic story telling got a little into it and realized I read it many moons ago. But re read it and still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverley | 12/25/2013

    " There's quite a lot about Heracles! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 12/24/2013

    " I've always had a soft spot for mythology. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 12/4/2013

    " I read this to my eight year old. The book does a great job of explaining the Greek myths to kids and adults, expanding on the more commonly known myths and really sealing the details on characters like Heracles. I look forward to reading more of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 6/26/2013

    " I don't know why or how, but I am obsessed with Greek mythology. This is a great book. I especially enjoyed The Labors of Heracles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olivia | 6/4/2013

    " Very well written and portrayed. I loved all of these fantastic stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam's Happy | 8/16/2012

    " I liked everything about this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 4/9/2012

    " 40 pages of Moleskine notes and a bunch of fantastic curricular ideas, I'm still glad I'm done. Only so I can go read that blasted Malazan epic taunting me... S'like the Sirens have me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Signy | 4/1/2012

    " Great way to get an overview. Now I want to go to the sources. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 12/7/2011

    " Excellent summary, easy to read and a good insight into stories which form the core of so many modern tales and novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth | 9/11/2011

    " I'm reading this with my tutoree. It's actually pretty interesting; there are Biblical parallels to almost every story, which I don't remember from previous adaptations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 5/7/2011

    " This book was OK, it wasn't the best book i've read. It is all different stories of greek mythology put together in chronological order. It is told in a very boring way. While reading i thought i was skipping over stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/12/2010

    " I am totally loving this book. I'm hooked and can't put it down. best .50 i spent in a while "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 aleee | 4/15/2010

    " this book is defenetly one of my favorites. i especially liked how he made all the stories sort of connected,like all the stories are one big and epic tale. i love Greek Mythology and so I love this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 2/23/2010

    " I've read a lot of Greek mythology and this was informational but the narrator could have had a better voice. Too textbookish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elisabeth | 6/30/2009

    " I'm reading this with my tutoree. It's actually pretty interesting; there are Biblical parallels to almost every story, which I don't remember from previous adaptations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 6/17/2009

    " Classic story telling got a little into it and realized I read it many moons ago. But re read it and still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 linnea | 6/14/2009

    " After having no mythology in school, I needed to learn myself and this was an easy foray into it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/12/2009

    " I don't know why or how, but I am obsessed with Greek mythology. This is a great book. I especially enjoyed The Labors of Heracles. "

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About the Author
Author Roger Lancelyn Green

Roger Lancelyn Green (1918–1987) became interested in myths and legends at an early age. Frequently absent from school due to illness, he spent his time browsing through the books of the magnificent Queen Anne library at his home in England. He loved fairy tales, adventure stories, and traditional legends from around the world. While at Oxford he made a special study of fairy tales and myths. He published a large number of books, but it is his skill as a master storyteller that gives the tales their freshness alongside their familiarity.

About the Narrator

Edward Lewis (a.k.a. David Hilder) is a stage, film, and television actor. He has narrated unabridged audiobooks for over eighteen years and has recorded more than two hundred titles, spanning works of fiction and nonfiction.