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Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable

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(3,876 Sterne; 266 Bewertungen)

Bulfinch’s Mythology, first published in 1855, is one of the most popular collections of mythology of all time. It consists of three volumes: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends of Charlemagne. This is a recording of the tenth edition of the first volume, The Age of Fable. It contains many Greek and Roman myths, including simplified versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as a selection of Norse and “eastern” myths. Thomas Bulfinch’s goal was to make the ancient myths accessible to a wide audience, and so it is suitable for children. (Summary by Kathleen Gatliffe aka TetoYasha) (14 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Publisher's Preface--Author's Preface

16:44

Read by Justin S Barrett

Introduction

22:36

Read by Lizzie Driver

Prometheus and Pandora

18:31

Read by Jennifer Stearns

Apollo and Daphne--Pyramus and Thisbe--Cephalus and Procris

20:55

Read by Anna Simon

Juno and her Rivals, Io and Callisto--Diana and Actaeon--Latona and the Rustics

25:16

Read by Susie G.

Phaeton

18:00

Read by jpod 42

Midas--Baucis and Philemon

15:19

Read by Julie VW

Proserpine--Glaucus and Scylla

22:45

Read by ML Cohen

Pygmalion--Dryope--Venus and Adonis--Apollo and Hyacinthus

17:52

Read by Ted Delorme

Ceyx and Halcyone

18:43

Read by Alison Raouf

Vertumnus and Pomona--Iphis and Anaxarete

10:29

Read by Alison Raouf

Cupid and Psyche

24:58

Read by Janna

Cadmus--The Myrmidons

18:35

Read by Alison Raouf

Nisus and Scylla--Echo and Narcissus--Clytie--Hero and Leander

19:59

Read by Hugh McGuire

Minerva and Arachne--Niobe

18:25

Read by Susie G.

The Graeae and Gorgons--Perseus and Medusa--Atlas--Andromed

18:49

Read by Graham Redman

Monsters: Giants--Sphinx--Pegasus and Chimaera--Centaurs--Griffin--Pygmies

19:02

Read by Graham Redman

The Golden Fleece--Medea

19:01

Read by Kevin LaVergne

Meleager and Atalanta

15:02

Read by Kathy

Hercules--Hebe and Ganymede

16:17

Read by Lizzie Driver

Theseus and Daedalus--Castor and Pollux--Festivals and Games

23:26

Read by Kristine Bekere

Bacchus and Ariadne

14:59

Read by Kevin LaVergne

The Rural Deities--The Dryads and Erisichthon--Rhoecus--Water Deities--Camenae-…

28:43

Read by pattymarie

Achelous and Hercules--Admetus and Alcestis--Antigone--Penelope

15:46

Read by Thomas Wells

Orpheus and Eurydice--Aristaeus--Amphion--Linus--Thamyris--Marsyas--Melampus --…

16:00

Read by roolynninms

Arion--Ibycus--Simonides--Sappho

20:30

Read by Clarica

Endymion--Orion--Aurora and Tithonus--Acis and Galatea

16:25

Read by Meredith Hughes

The Trojan War

41:28

Read by Robin Cotter

The Fall of Troy--Return of the Greeks--Orestes and Electra

27:56

Read by James Tiley

Adventures of Ulysses--The Lotus-eaters--The Cyclopes--Circe--Sirens--Scylla an…

25:15

Read by Lizzie Driver

The Phaeacians--Fate of the Suitors

24:51

Read by Lizzie Driver

Adventures of Aeneas--The Harpies--Dido--Palinurus

16:45

Read by R. D. Williard

The Infernal Regions--The Sibyl

30:41

Read by Leni

Aeneas in Italy--Camilla--Evander--Nisus and Euryalus --Mezentius--Turnus

33:34

Read by Leni

Pythagoras--Egyptian Deities--Oracles

30:11

Read by Kristine Bekere

Origin of Mythology--Statues of Gods and Goddesses --Poets of Mythology

23:51

Read by Robin Cotter

Monsters (modern)--The Phoenix--Basilisk--Unicorn--Salamander

21:00

Read by Graham Redman

Eastern Mythology--Zoroaster--Hindu Mythology--Castes--Buddha--The Grand Lama--…

20:17

Read by Sibella Denton

Northern Mythology--Valhalla--The Valkyrior

19:35

Read by Lizzie Driver

Thor's Visit to Jotunheim

12:53

Read by Thomas Wells

The Death of Baldur--The Elves--Runic Letters--Skalds--Iceland--Teutonic Mythol…

28:35

Read by J. M. Smallheer

The Druids--Iona

23:53

Read by pattymarie

Bewertungen

Good book

(5 Sterne)

The book was great. I loved it. All of the readers fuss a great job.

good some are hard to understand

(3 Sterne)

very exciting

Good book, mixed readers.

(4 Sterne)

Bulfinch's Mythology is delightful- a relatively concise and lively retelling the classic myths. The quality of the readers varies- Lizzie Driver was particularly good, and I wished she had a recording of the whole book. Many are just fine, although the pronunciation is a problem for most readers. But there are a few recordings that are just bad- either low quality or poorly read. Or both. The reading of the conclusion of the Trojan war was particularly bad, with the reader stumbling over many names and words and not bothering to fix it. Nonetheless, I'm glad to be about to listen to this, so thanks for your time all of you!

Good book.

(3,5 Sterne)

Explains many gods that the romans and the Greeks worshipped, makes you kind of understand how they began to think many rulers or kings were actually gods, some of the readers are somewhat hard to understand, nevertheless you should still read or listen to this book.

(4 Sterne)

Nice stories, but some of the readers weren’t that great. The one with the incessant beeping in the background almost drove me to skip those sections completely.

🤔😐😶🤨um it’s okay hmmmmmmmmmm

(2 Sterne)

I’m not sure if i like it 😐🤔

Thanks readers you people help others enjoy classics, your gems

(5 Sterne)

great book

(4 Sterne)

some speakers where difficult to understand :(