Listeners will be rewarded by these compelling and sometimes dark tales. Derek Perkins deftly narrates an entertaining and absorbing audiobook with subtle shifts in pace and intonation that bring the great and small to life. He artfully emulates the gods and goddesses, along with their mortal children, and creates these famous characters fully formed. Here Odysseus battles his conscience and monsters; Bellerophon succumbs to hubris; Artemis is fooled by her jealous twin, Apollo. The figures of mythology are adroitly explained and placed in a modern context by the authors' short essays after each story. So Icarus looks for immediate gratification; Medusa is seduced by Poseidon; Lamia lives out her life in peevish and murderous solitude. Perkins's portrayals of these characters linger in one's mind. A.D.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2019
DD ISBN 9781541400733 $24.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2019
DD ISBN 9781977359780 $49.95
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