We are just sending off for the third volume of these. Volumes one and two have been much enjoyed by my 6 year old granddaughter, who turns the cd player on every breakfast and tea time to hear more. They would be excellent for a car journey too, as they are enjoyable for adults and read by the excellent Simon Russell Beale. I hadn't heard many of these. Very educational, giving them a wealth of important as well as enjoyable cultural background for life. When they come across references to e.g. Zeus, Athene, Hermes, Prometheus, Tantalus, Sisyphus, the tasks of Heracles/Hercules, Medusa, they will understand. The stories are succinct and each is just a few minutes long - easy to listen to as little or as long as you want. They are linked by the theme of a storyteller, Atticus, travelling with his donkey, and the stories are told to link up with the places they visit. Frankly we are not all that much interested in the geography, just in the stories,and sometimes it puts things out of chronological order e.g Heracles' first task is told after some others because it happens in a geographically different place. But that's a small point. Stories to keep for future generations: they really are classic.
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