For anyone who has enjoyed Stephen Fry's telling of Greek Myths so far this is a must-listen! Narrated by Fry in his signature style, this is the audiobook of "the oldest and greatest story ever told".
It's interesting, funny and heartbreaking in equal measure, especially for fans of Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles. A brilliant choice for anyone fascinated by the Greek Gods and looking to learn more from an engaging narrator.
Following the bestselling retellings of the Greek myths in Mythos and Heroes, Stephen Fry's bewitching third volume Troy - concerning love and war, passion and power - is now ready for ordering.
The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole and very bloody years.
It is Zeus, the king of the gods, who triggers the war when he asks the Trojan prince Paris to judge the fairest goddess of them all. Aphrodite bribes Paris with the heart of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of the Greeks, and, naturally, nature takes its course.
It is a terrible, brutal war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies. The Greek's most fearsome warrior, Achilles, argues with King Agamemnon, his commander, over another woman, the Trojan slave Briseis. The consequences lead to terrible tragedies.
In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
It is a myth in which we seek the truth about ourselves and which Stephen Fry brings breathtakingly to life.
|Publication date:||29th October 2020|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|
Closing date: 12/12/2021
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.More About Stephen Fry