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Tales from the Greek Legends (Junior Classics) [Audiobook, Classical] [Audio CD]

Edward Ferrie
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Book Description

1 Jan 2000 Junior Classics
The great myths of ancient Greece, including Gods and Titans, Perseus, The Labours of Hercules, The Adventures of Theseus, and Jason and the Argonauts come to vivid life, in this audio retelling.

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Product details

  • Audio CD: 6 pages
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks; Unabridged edition (1 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9789626340196
  • ISBN-13: 978-9626340196
  • ASIN: 9626340193
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.3 x 12.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading 5 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
I bought this for my son but have also enjoyed listening to it myself.
The reader has a good reading voice (nothing like Julian Clary as another reviewer has suggested) and also does pronounce the names correctly - he uses the now generally accepted Heracles rather than Hercules and this has confused some people.
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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps the kids happy on long car journeys 2 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
We purchased this CD on the basis of another Amazon review and weren't disappointed. Ths kids (aged 8 & 6) love the stories (Heracles, Theseus, Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts among others) and the CD is requested on every car journey! It's a painless way of getting a bit of knowledge/history into us all. The stories are re-told in modern language with some music thrown in for effect at key points, which all adds to the effect. The narrator has a pleasant voice (important when these CDs are played repeatedly!) and even though we all know the stories backward now, enjoy them still.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tales from greek legends 26 Jun 2009
Format:Audio CD
Tales from greek legends is an excellent CD for travelling with the kids in the car. My children enjoyed listening to the adventures of Zeus and of Heracles. After each story we would pause the disc and allow the kids to ask questions and to query the various aspects of the tales. It's perfect for an hours long journey as it keeps the peace and allows the children to familarise themselves with these tales and it enables them to examine and question the works on their own terms and at their own speed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gory but mesmorizing 8 Mar 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When I first heard this in the car I was a bit taken aback at the vivid goriness of the descriptions of battles with montsers. My husband and I can barely contain ourselves sometimes when we hear of the dismembering of some monster by a hero, but our boys (5 and 7) absolutely LOVE it. SO does our school ride boy (11) who is actually quiet for the only time during the day! I find the narrator's voice a bit monotone but he is very clear and given the gore he has to describe I think he does very well. I need to get the next CD as I am getting to know the Tales of the Greek Legends a bit too well - love the backing music too when it occurs... Not for bedtime stories but great for car journeys!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great set of stories 11 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
Well written and beautifully read, my 11 year old loves these CDs and listens to them over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars groovy Greeks 29 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
bought for my 7 yr old daughter. She likes them and so do I. Two discs worth, classical music between tales, what more can you ask for. Definitely recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Greek Gods 3 Sep 2013
By Chris
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A great introduction to some of the Greek legends.
Listened to the disc during a long drive and enjoyed by everyone.
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