Audible.. Audible.. where were you? Ever since I’ve started my Audible account, this is what I ask myself. Reading books is my first love but hearing them is a different kind of fun. And the best part is that I can listen to a book while doing my household chores or while commuting to and from work. So what I now do is find books on Audible that are narrated in an engaging manner.
One of my favourites for audio book is Stephen Fry. I heard Mythos on Audible that has been written and presented by Stephen Fry himself. Mythos is a collection of Greek myths, retold by Stephen Fry with his humour as add-on. From Zeus to Pandora to Prometheus, every Greek character is presented by Stephen in his wonderfully engaging voice. His narration is so good that once you start listening to the book, it’s very difficult to stop.
Greek mythology on its own is very weird and a lot of things and events don’t make any sense. But when rendered in Stephen Fry’s inimitable way, weirdness is replaced by interest. After listening to Mythos, I too have joined the Stephen Fry fanclub.
“It is enough to say that the Greeks thought it was Chaos who, with a massive heave, or a great shrug, or hiccup, vomit or cough, began the long chain of creation that has ended with pelicans and penicillin and toadstools and toads, sea-lions, lions, human beings and daffodils and murder and art and love and confusion and death and madness and biscuits.” – Stephen Fry
My rating: 5/5