The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 47 reviews)

This is Irish folklorist Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of many Greek myths, focusing on Jason and the Argonauts' quest to find the Golden Fleece. He also includes the stories of Atalanta, Heracles, Perseus, Theseus, and others. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Note: Section 25 was replaced on June 2, 2020. The original file was missing the second portion of the text. The new file has the section in its entirety with a different reader for the second portion. (7 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Part 1 Ch. 1: The Youth Jason 12:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 2: King Pelias 3:10 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 3: The Golden Fleece 8:21 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 4: The Assembling of the Heroes and the Building of the Ships 10:43 Read by Viridian
Part 1 Ch. 5: The Argo 22:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 6: Polydeuces’ Victory and Heracles’ Loss 10:50 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 7: King Phineus 9:57 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 8: King Phineus’s Counsel/The Landing in Lemnos 8:46 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 9: The Lemnian Maidens 39:40 Read by Lanerd
Part 1 Ch. 10: The Departure From Lemnos 22:31 Read by Lanerd
Part 1 Ch. 11: The Passage of the Symplegades 5:26 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 1 Ch. 12: The Mountain Caucasus 15:27 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 2 Ch. 1: King Aetes 12:52 Read by Moromis
Part 2 Ch. 2: Medea the Sorceress 14:40 Read by Magdalen Irving
Part 2 Ch. 3: The Winning of the Golden Fleece 10:56 Read by Emily Feuka
Part 2 Ch. 4: The Slaying of Apsyrtus 7:20 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 2 Ch. 5: Medea Comes to Circe 5:15 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Part 2 Ch. 6: In the Land of the Phaeacians 9:43 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 2 Ch. 7: They Come to the Desert Land 6:48 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 2 Ch. 8: The Carrying Out of the Argo 33:40 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 2 Ch. 9: Near to Iolcus Again 7:25 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 3 Ch. 1: Atalanta the Huntress 13:24 Read by Elizabeth Klett
Part 3 Ch. 2: Peleus and his Bride from the Sea 20:40 Read by Jen Cabral
Part 3 Ch. 3: Theseus and the Minotaur 33:14 Read by Emily Feuka
Part 3 Ch. 4, Section 1: The Life and Labors of Heracles 43:29 Read by Lanerd
Part 3 Ch. 4, Section 2: The Battle of the Frogs and Mice 17:22 Read by laineyben
Part 3 Ch. 5: Admetus 14:18 Read by Moromis
Part 3 Ch. 6: How Orpheus the Minstrel Went Down to the World of the Dead 7:50 Read by Eden Rea-Hedrick
Part 3 Ch. 7: Jason and Medea 24:19 Read by Elizabeth Klett

Reviews

The original hero's quest


(5 stars)

This book is on the Greek story Jason and the golden fleece which was the original hero's quest this is one of my favourite stories containing Dragons,Monsters and sirens this book is on Jason rightfully king and when he offered his leadership back for one thing the old fabled golden fleece from the golden ram this story is great for children with action excitement and fear I love and I know you will to.

way too many readers.


(2 stars)

I founs myself skipping chapters until Elizabeth Klett was reading again. Good story but too many cooks in the kitchen takes away from that.

Awesome


(4.5 stars)

Explains a lot about each character and intertwines there stories nicely.


(3 stars)

Based on other reviews, I think I have a high tolerance for bad near ration. After all, these are read by volunteers! This collection, however, is A particularly mixed bag. The content is very good, and I highly recommend the other books available by this author, but this one might be better to read on your own, or wait for A new version.


(5 stars)

Wonderfully read. Beautiful words. I bought this book in 2008 and didn’t’ t realize until now how great it was. The real Jason and The Argonauts are just as great.

Too Many Readers


(3.5 stars)

Generally very good, but some of the readers have awful mics. I had to skip some of the chapters. Elizabeth Klett is definitely the star here.


(5 stars)

i thought this book was brillant... i got totally lost in it. brilliant