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Heroes

by Stephen Fry

Audiobooks of the Month Fantasy Historical Fiction

Heroes Synopsis

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heroes written and read by Stephen Fry. *SHORTLISTED FOR BEST AUDIOBOOK AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS*

Mortals and Monsters. Quests and Adventures . . .

There are Heroes - and then there are Greek Heroes.

Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.

In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.

Filled with white-knuckle chases and battles, impossible puzzles and riddles, acts of base cowardice and real bravery, not to mention murders and selfless sacrifices, Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.

Heroes Press Reviews

'Fry's narration is leisurely and avuncular, and he adopts a fine range of voices and frequently funny accents' Audiobook of the Week, The Times

'Ebullient and funny' The Times

'Entertaining and edifying' Daily Telegraph

'A rollicking good read' Independent

'Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm' Mail on Sunday

'The Greek gods of the past become relatable as pop culture, modern literature and music are woven throughout. Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy' Guardian

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241380369
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: B07H8MC7TN
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: B07H8MC7TN
Publication date: 1st November 2018
Author: Stephen Fry
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Fantasy, Historical Fiction,
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About Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter and director. He rose to fame alongside Hugh Laurie in A Bit of Fry and Laurie (which he co-wrote with Laurie) and Jeeves and Wooster, and was unforgettable as Captain Melchett in Blackadder. He also presented Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, his groundbreaking documentary on bipolar disorder, to huge critical acclaim. His legions of fans tune in to watch him host the popular quiz show QI each week.

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