Extended Audio Sample

Download The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur #4 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Helmet of Horror: The Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur #4 (Unabridged), by Victor Pelevin
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (946 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Victor Pelevin Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Victor Pelevin, the iconoclastic and wildly interesting contemporary Russian novelist who The New Yorker named one of the Best European Writers Under 35, upends any conventional notions of what mythology must be with his unique take on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

They have never met, they have been assigned strange pseudonyms, they inhabit identical rooms that open out onto very different landscapes, and they have entered a dialogue they cannot escape - a discourse defined and destroyed by the Helmet of Horror. Its wearer is the dominant force they call Asterisk, a force for good and ill in which the Minotaur is forever present and Theseus is the great unknown.

The Helmet of Horror is structured according to the way we communicate in the 21st century - using the Internet - yet instilled with the figures and narratives of classical mythology. It is a labyrinthine examination of epistemological uncertainty that radically reinvents the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur for an age where information is abundant but knowledge ultimately unattainable. Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_001059

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nisá | 2/5/2014

    " i feel like having conversation with myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 2/4/2014

    " I didn't like it when I was reading it, but now I keep seeing things that remind me of it. More like "No Exit" than Greek myth but what do I know? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lucia | 2/2/2014

    " This is my third book in the Canongate The Myths series. First of all...sweet title and secondly...wow! It is supposed to be a re-telling of the myth of Theseus and the minotaur. I say "supposed to be" because it is more of a re-structuring of the myth than a re-telling. The "story" is told in the form of an internet chat room, which is not a format I expected to like, however, I found that the dialogue flowed nicely that way and the screen-names/characters were witty, funny and very interesting. I would have given this 4 stars but I did not like the ending, even though it was to be expected. I also more appearances by the helmet of horror! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by S.j. Hirons | 1/21/2014

    " Interesting up to a point. "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations