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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece | Stephen Fry
PREORDER Mythos, to be one of the first to discover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends, ever told . . . No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly and brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. They are like us, only more so - their actions and adventures scrawled across the heavens above. From the birth of the universe to the creation of humankind, Stephen Fry - who fell in love with these stories as a child - retells these myths for our tragic, comic, fateful age. Witness Athena born from the cracking open of Zeus's great head and follow Persephone down into the dark realm of Hades. Experience the terrible and endless fate of Prometheus after his betrayal of Zeus and shiver as Pandora opens her jar of evil torments. The Greek gods are the best and worst of us, and in Stephen Fry's hands they tell us who we are. Mythos - smart, funny, and above all great fun - is the retelling we deserve by a man who has been entertaining the nation for over four decades.
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KCofKaysville
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Mostly fascinating but also detailed reworking of the main Greek myths. Took me longer than I had intended, but good. Some have a bit of sex and gore!

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KCofKaysville
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I am starting this one now. Looks fun.

RamsFan1963 So so great!! 3mo
KCofKaysville @RamsFan1963 That's good to know! 3mo
RamsFan1963 Heroes and Troy are also excellent, but Mythos is my favorite since it deals primarily with the Gods 3mo
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Cazxxx
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Borrowed this from the library again as I loved it so much the first time plus I felt I had to rush parts of it. I‘m going to take it more slowly this time and really savour every moment

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RamsFan1963
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1. Several one books came to mind, but the tagged book is one of my all time favorites. I've recommended to dozens of people.
2. Not really. They can be impactful when you see them on the spine in a bookstore, but I perfer a longer title.
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TheSpineView Have not read the Tagged book yet. Stacked! Thanks for playing! 8mo
RamsFan1963 @TheSpineView I'd definitely recommend the audiobook version, Stephen Fry's narration is outstanding. 8mo
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Becker
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Stephen Fry is smart, funny and a great storyteller. I have loved his retelling of these fabulous Greek myths. 🏛

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Twainy
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❤️ I LOVE BOOK SALES ❤️

vivastory Those Stephen Fry books 😍 10mo
Twainy @vivastory buy 2 get one free … 😎 … they had me at free … and the books are nicer in person. They have color pictures etc. very well done. 10mo
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perfectsinner
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So pleased that I purchased this wonderful series. These editions are gorgeously illustrated and have great footnotes with plenty of explanations and I really enjoyed reading some of the notes about how modern language has been adapted from the Greek myths. Can't wait to read the rest of the books, after a brief reprieve, of course. My head can only tolerate so much Greek at one time! 😂

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perfectsinner

Finishing this up today. What a great series! I've even convinced someone else to get it due to my raving and the fabulous pictures within these volumes. Always makes a bookworm smile when you turn other people on to good books
Also, the footnotes are endless. I feel like I'm reading House of Leaves, or Crime & Punishment again 🤣 the difference is I find them fascinating as I love seeing the words that have their origin from ancient Greek

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perfectsinner
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This is a damn pretty book!
Love the cover, and the beautiful pictures inside. These might be the prettiest books I have now 😂
I'm on The Third Order right now!

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perfectsinner
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My #bookmail came 2 days early and perfect timing, as we're getting heavy snow and I called in the rest of the week already.

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 279.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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Cazxxx
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Really enjoying this one and Fry has such a great voice for audiobooks

SamAnne I loved this one too. 1y
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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#ConflictedWorlds

Day 26 - #God(s)

Athena vs female characters 😂😅

Eggs Beautiful images 👏🏻📚👌🏼 1y
Ast_Arslan @Eggs thanks 1y
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leelee7237
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Loved the short stories and learning about the Greek gods in a fun way.

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Mrs_B
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I‘m so glad I listened to this on audio - Stephen Fry reads it perfectly. It‘s brilliantly written, I like the way that after the story he explains it‘s impact on modern day language.

ChaoticMissAdventures I could listen to him talk for days and days ❤️ 1y
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mythos is a fun and fact-filled read. It might be more of a beginner‘s guide version of Greek mythology, but I reckon even the more passionate Greek myth readers could read it just for fun. I'm about as far from a Greek myths tragic as you can imagine (I haven't even read Circe), so I appreciated Fry's accessible approach. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/mythos-stephen-fry/

AvidReader25 I loved this one! The “sequel” Heroes is great too! 1y
Cuilin Love anything Mr Fry does. ❤️ 1y
SamAnne I really enjoyed this one. 1y
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Ast_Arslan
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 73th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

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LazyOwl
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Fry does a great job of telling the story of the Greek myths, with his own brand of humour mixed in. Whilst I enjoyed, I have to admit I prefer Greek mythology stories told within a singular story/plot. Sometimes I felt a bit lost in the many gods & myths & after a while I lost a bit of interest. I listened on audio narrated by Fry & he does a wonderful job of narrating. It's obvious Greek mythology is a passion of his. ⬇

LazyOwl Overall a great read if you want to learn more about Greek mythology and how the stories evolved over time.

#BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
SamAnne My book club picked this to read and I loved it. I'm a big greek/roman classics fan and love mythology and retellings. I need to read more Stephen Fry. 1y
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LazyOwl @SamAnne I hope you enjoy. Are you reading the print version, or listening to the audio? 1y
SamAnne @LazyOwl I finished the print version. It was a good read since I‘m planning to reread The Odyssey and Iliad, and have Song of Achilles and A Thousand Ships on my TBR 1y
LazyOwl @SamAnne I loved Circe, and I have Song of Achilles on my TBR and I'm hoping to get to this in July. I've seen a few posts about A Thousand Ships, but don't know much about it. 1y
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KarinWestbrook
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Stephen Fry may very well be the best narrator ever! I‘m listening to this on audio, and I‘m entranced. I adore everything about this book, but Frys retelling of Greek Mythology is captivating! What a perfect book for summer. Go out and get it... ( I actually bought a copy while listening)

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Daisey
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I‘ve spent a lot of hours in a tractor cab the last few days doing tillage work so Dad can plant soybeans, and that means lots of audiobook time. This audiobook was fantastic. I‘ve always enjoyed mythology, and Stephen Fry‘s retellings of Greek myths are organized clearly and wonderful to listen to. I also appreciated the fun facts he included about how these myths and names can still be seen in our daily language.

#audiobook #BooksOnTheFarm

Leftcoastzen Wow , that‘s an amazing view. I have some family that still farm and have great admiration for that life & work. 1y
Daisey @Leftcoastzen Thanks! I spend most of my summer working for my dad, and it is definitely a switch from teaching. I always appreciate the view from the field as well. 1y
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LazyOwl
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I haven't had much time for reading this weekend. I'm on a road trip with hubby.

We've been listening to Mythos on the road.

Here are some of the sights and views from our trip so far and my silly posing.

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Addison_Reads
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#AmongTheGods @AkashaVampie

I listened to Stephen Fry read this audiobook and it was an absolute delight. 💚

He put a fresh spin on the Greek myths and tales, adding humor here and there to keep things interesting, and he definitely didn't shy away from the darker aspects either.

Tamra I‘ve had this pretty hardcover on my nightstand for over a year now! 🙃 2y
SamAnne I really enjoyed it. Esp. Since Song of Achilles and A Thousand Ships are on my nightstand. Plus I want to reread Odyssey and Iliad! 2y
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Ast_Arslan
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#MayCharacters
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs

One of my childhood crush 🤩 Ares (Mars) from Xena is definitely a #macho 😂

Day 29

Eggs Absolutely 💯!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🔥 2y
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reading_rainbow
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Ok so I‘ve fallen into a Ancient Greece 🇬🇷 Mythology hole and I might be here for awhile. Just started this and it‘s SO good!!

AvidReader25 I LOVED this one! Check out the follow up, Heroes if you like it. 2y
RamsFan1963 I can't wait until Troy comes out in June. 2y
SamAnne Loved this one! 2y
reading_rainbow @AvidReader25 I‘m obsessed! Definitely Heroes is going to the top of my TBR after this for sure 2y
reading_rainbow @RamsFan1963 hopefully I‘m caught up by time it‘s out, what a great series 2y
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Deblovestoread
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This book is full of all things Mythical and a great listen. #MayCharacters #Mythical Day 6

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💫📚⚡️ 2y
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2y
SamAnne Just finished this one and loved it. 2y
Tera66 Beautiful cover! 2y
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Deblovestoread
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast. Finished Mythos on audio. I was very engaged through the first half but started getting confused and bored through the second half. There was a funny little aside at the end of Narcissus‘s story about a certain narcissist. 3 1/2 🌟 this was my Feb #Bookspin. The Birchbark House was a good MG book for #BBRC Native American prompt. I am going to have to stay organized to accomplish all of my April buddy reads.

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2y
Cinfhen Ohhhh, lots of April #BuddyReads 🌷🌻🌹🌷🌻🌹I found Mythos hilarious, Stephen Fry was awesome but towards the end, I kind of lost interest too. Still so good as an audio to dip in and out of 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 34/150.

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VanessaCW
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I enjoyed this one and found it very interesting. I didn‘t really know a lot about the Greeks myths apart from the well known ones like Pandora, Medusa etc, and reading a few retellings like Circe by Madeline Miller. Consequently, I really liked finding out about the others. Stephen Fry‘s sense of humour shows through making it an entertaining read.

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Deblovestoread
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I love building my #BookspinBingo board. I think I have a good chance of getting 2 bingos this month 🤞🏼

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 2y
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TCLinrow
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Considering the number of times I've listened to this book now I was surprised to see I'd never reviewed or even marked it as read on here...

Stephen Fry shines through with his wit and humour as he devotedly retells these ancient myths. I thoroughly enjoyed his book (again).

2 books down, and roughly 3 more hours of reading for #20in4 #20in4Readathon

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done. Love Stephen Fry. 👏👏👏 2y
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mjtwo
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18-25 Jan 2021 (audiobook)
Listening to Stephen Fry is always entertaining and I too have a long and loving relationship with Greek myths. It was particularly enjoyable to augment listening to Percy Jackson with the girls with Fry‘s more traditional retellings.

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melaniejtwomey
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18-25 Jan 2021 (audiobook)
Listening to Stephen Fry is always entertaining and I too have a long and loving relationship with Greek myths. It was particularly enjoyable to augment listening to Percy Jackson with the girls with Fry‘s more traditional retellings.

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Rehesina
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After all the books I‘ve read on Greek mythology it‘s not that easy to impress me. I loved that Stephen Fry did a pretty good job overall even though I wish he‘d gone for a less mainstream version of Persephones abduction. I swear I screamed when he mentioned Percy Jackson and I love that he knows it was wrong to call Pluto a dwarf planet. I loved his acknowledgment of his own place in the retellings, and I loved how he kept things interesting ➡️

Rehesina ➡️ without butcher into them. I do think though that he was wrong when he said he wasn't offering an interpretation for the myths, he absolutely did. But he was damn good. (edited) 2y
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reclusivepigeon
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I absolutely loved Stephen Fry‘s retelling of the Greek myths. He adds a lovely narrative and humor to the stories and his narration was really enjoyable. Now I have to read his Heroes and Troy because my Greek mythology obsession is hitting hard...

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janerzy
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Long as you take it easy not trying to remember all the names of Ancient Greek gods and goddesses, this is a great entertainment. I especially enjoy the additional layer of the story telling that Fry inserted to some those well-known myths, whether of the connection with a different version under different culture/era, or of the origins of words. And Fry‘s narratives in the audiobook is just so funny and superb! Love his imagination.

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GingerAntics
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This was an absolute pleasure to listen to. I greatly enjoyed the references to Neil Gaiman (another lover of mythology) and Percy Jackson (who brought many to mythology for the first time), really turning this into a version of these myths for everyone. The etymological tidbits throughout are good fun. I quite enjoyed Fry‘s appendices at the end, adding a little nonfiction to the mix.
#StephenFry #Mythos #audiobook

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GingerAntics
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The perfect example of alliteration.
#StephenFry #Mythos #audiobook #alliteration

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GingerAntics
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Another etymological golden nugget. These words don‘t necessarily feel similar in modern English.
#StephenFry #Mythos #audiobook

Ericalambbrown Aren‘t these just the best? 😂 I love them! 2y
GingerAntics @Ericalambbrown they really are!!! 2y
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GingerAntics
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Oxford means “cow crossing.”
#StephenFry #Mythos #audiobook

Ericalambbrown I loved all the etymology notes in this book! 2y
GingerAntics @Ericalambbrown They really are great!!! 2y
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics and Mr Fry is just like “and by the way, here‘s a nerdy tidbit. . . “ 😂🤣 I just loved his aside-type delivery. 2y
GingerAntics @Ericalambbrown the way he tells these stories is perfect!!! I‘m so glad the audiobook went on sale all those months ago. 2y
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GingerAntics
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I‘m rather late to this particular party, but this seems like as good a time to listen to this as any.
#StephenFry #Mythos #audiobook

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cleoh
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I‘ve had this book on my self for about two years and I‘m so excited to finally be getting to it. I love Stephen Fry and I love Greek mythology, so it should be a fun time (featuring the Alphonse Mucha postcard I‘m currently using as a bookmark)!

Gezemice I have listened to this a few months ago, as Fry is my favorite narrator, and loved it! So much fun! Enjoy! 2y
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cleoh
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“These days the origin of the universe is explained by proposing a Big Bang, a single event that instantly brought into being all the matter from which everything and everyone are made.”

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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Ericalambbrown
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This was fun little review of some Greek myths that I‘d not thought of in a very long time. Stephen Fry‘s dry wit makes it all the more enjoyable. I particularly liked that he included bits about differing versions of some stories and the etymology of words rooted in character names. I heard this in my mind‘s ear in Mr Fry‘s voice as I read. His style is all his own.

GingerAntics I have the audiobook of this. I just haven‘t listened yet. It‘s read by Stephen Fry. When it went on sale, I knew I had to get it. lol 2y
Ericalambbrown @GingerAntics I enjoyed it! It‘s by no means exhaustive and I could see how classics scholars would be unimpressed but for a novice like me it was fun 😊 2y
GingerAntics @Ericalambbrown I‘ve tried reading the classics scholars books on the subject and felt really bogged down. I think I‘m going to far prefer this. 2y
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Stephen Fry writes in a humorous, accessible style but I feel I would have enjoyed it more had there been some historical analysis involved. It just felt as if there was something lacking for me. 3⭐️

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jouleian
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m a fan of Greek mythology, of Stephen Fry, and audiobooks. So, in essence this one was a winner BUT it is steep. So my suggestion is if you can get it as an #audiobook you should go that route. #recommended #litsy #mythology

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NyxReads
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It‘s #NaNoWrimoPrep so I‘m immersing myself in some Greek mythology to do a bit of background research for my book. Listening to the audiobook on this one, which has been great

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ctelford
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - listened to on audible, Stephen Fry just has a way with words and such a fantastic story telling voice/attitude. Very well written despite parts being a bit complicated to follow

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Danielle145
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