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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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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.