Age of Fable, Part 1

  • by Thomas Bulfinch
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ancient myths speak eloquently of the affairs of immortal gods and shining heroes, while linking us to our cultural history. Bulfinch captures these fables in one graceful, lyrical collection which has been an enduring success for over 140 years. Now, through George Guidall’s lucid two-part narration, The Age of Fable takes on new life and power. Part One includes the fascinating tales of Prometheus, Hercules, and Ulysses. Part Two completes the collection with the adventures of Aeneas, Thor, Beowulf, and other heroes.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Narrator George Guidall provides a splendid narration of this two-part classic reference work. In Part 1, Bulfinch suggests that this work is for the listener who wants to understand literary allusions, since many derive from stories found in mythology. Under Guidall’s artistry, poetry from Lord Byron and Milton illustrate the point, while familiar stories such as those of King Midas, Pygmalion, the Golden Fleece, Ulysses, and many others are told exactly as they should be, as if your favorite uncle were reading to you. Stories that have multiple versions are told more faithfully and more thrillingly here, thanks to Guidall.

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Nice for relaxing and contemplating

Just go with the flow of the narrator :-) pluss it is very educational. It is not mindblowing, but for easy listening it is enjoyable.
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- Steffen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2011
  • Publisher: Recorded Books