This ancient, legendary, and inspiring story of a young man claiming his destiny is performed by veteran actor (and former Royal Marine Commando) Benjamin Soames. Giving an enchanting performance sure to entertain young audiences, he presents the mythological tale of an ordinary man compelled by the gods to live an extraordinary adventure - a perilous quest to claim the legendary Golden Fleece, the wool of a golden-haired, winged ram in order to claim the throne of his father. Jason and the Argonauts is a selection from the original audiobook, Tales from the Greek Legends.
This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection. The great myths of Ancient Greece have inspired mankind for centuries. Each of the heroes has to undergo trials of strength and courage to prove his valor against a host of monsters - the Minotaur, half man, half bull; Hydra, the many-headed serpent; Medusa the Gorgon. Meanwhile, the gods, lead by Zeus the Thunderer from his seat on Mount Olympus, watch, encourage, help - and sometimes hinder. In this new retelling, the tales come alive more vividly than ever with the added drama of popular music by Holst, Wagner, and others.