A review by bklassen
Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry

funny informative lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I listened to the audiobook so that I could get that sweet, sweet Stephen Fry narration and boy, it did not disappoint. I was definitely a “Greek mythology” kid growing up, which of course included Roman and Egyptian mythology. While many of the myths or characters I already knew well or recalled hearing about, it didn’t diminish my enjoyment as Fry has a delightfully dry wit and some rather in-depth knowledge. I especially loved hearing about where the etymology of select words comes from. 

For all you mythology fans, this one cannot be missed! I found out that he has books on the Iliad and the Trojan War, and rest assured I will get to those as well some day.