Reviews for Mythology : Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
AudioFile Reviews 2013 April
Hamilton's classic examines the roots and purpose of mythology as it relates the Greek, Roman, and Norse tales that hold the seeds of so much of Western literature. Narrator Suzanne Toren does an admirable job of balancing the scholarly and the literary. She moves smoothly between academic theory and an entertaining retelling of classic tales, adding layers of new understanding to these ancient stories. Unencumbered by sound effects and assorted voices, the listener can focus on the power of the stories themselves and come away with a new appreciation for how attuned to our deep-seated psyche and human motivations our ancient ancestors were. The attentive listener will come away from this listening experience with a basic understanding of how myth is integral to our present-day culture. N.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
Library Journal Reviews 2013 July #1
A masterpiece like no other, Hamilton's timeless collection of Roman, Greek, and Norse myths continues to inspire and delight millions. Stories of the gods and heroes are still cornerstones of Western culture and this powerful book weaves many of the classic tales into one cohesive, engrossing, and thoroughly enthralling collection. Narrator Suzanne Toren does an amazing job of delivering this classic in an engaging and insightful manner. Proof that human nature hasn't changed all that drastically, whether viewed in classic fables or in our own modern society. VERDICT For fans of ancient history and folklore. [The Little, Brown hc was originally published in 1942 and rereleased in April 2013.--Ed.]--Erin Cataldi. Franklin Coll., IN [Page 368]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.