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Extended Audio Sample Weight: The Myths #3 (Unabridged), by Jeanette Winterson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,353 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeanette Winterson Narrator: Dick Hill, Susie Breck Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity.

When the hero Heracles, as one of his famous 12 labours, is tasked with stealing these apples he seeks out Atlas, offering to shoulder the world temporarily if the Titan will bring him the fruit. Knowing that Heracles is the only person with the strength to take his burden, and enticed by the prospect of even a short-lived freedom, Atlas agrees and an uneasy partnership is born.

With her typical wit and verve, Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas into the 21st century. Simultaneously, she asks her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, and how we forge our own destiny. Visionary and inventive, yet completely believable and relevant to our lives today, Winterson's skill in turning the familiar on its head and showing us a different truth is once more put to dazzling effect. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Januschka | 2/18/2014

    " Nice but not great. There was too much vague musing about personal experiences in there towards the end; I would have preferred if she had let the myth do the talking. Her reinterpretation, particularly of Heracles, was interesting though. More on that would have been nice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dipsikha | 2/7/2014

    " Quotable and succinct at some places, and just very badly written at others. Tries too hard. :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Boy Chris | 2/4/2014

    " Weightier than Atwood's contribution to the series, Winerson's thoughtful and captivating retelling was only thrown off by her random personal asides. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ariel | 2/1/2014

    " This books only redeeming quality was that Laika the sputnik dog gets a happy ending. "

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