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The Adventures of Theseus

Written by: Edward Ferrie
Narrated by: Benjamin Soames
Length: 41 mins

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This is a story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection.

The great myths of Ancient Greece have inspired mankind for centuries. Each of the heroes has to undergo trials of strength and courage to prove his valor against a host of monsters - the Minotaur, half man, half bull; Hydra, the many-headed serpent; Medusa the Gorgon. Meanwhile, the gods, lead by Zeus the Thunderer from his seat on Mount Olympus, watch, encourage, help - and sometimes hinder. In this new retelling, the tales come alive more vividly than ever with the added drama of popular music by Holst, Wagner, and others.

©1994 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1994 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

With music interspersed throughout the narration, this exciting story from the Tales from the Greek Legends collection is an easy listen particularly suited to children. Narrator Benjamin Soames' crisp and nimble performance tells the story of the mythological Greek hero Theseus, whose exploits include defeating bandits, giants, and monstrous beasts. The climax of Theseus' adventures is his battle with the half-man, half-bull Minotaur who lurks inside a specially made labyrinth. Listeners will enjoy Soames' bard-like storytelling as he brings Theseus' story to a satisfying close.

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