The Hero by Lee Child audiobook

The Hero

By Lee Child
Read by Jeff Harding

By Lee Child
Read by Jeff Harding

TLS Books 9780008355784

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780008391515

  • ISBN: 9780008391508

  • ISBN: 9780008391522

Runtime: 1.29 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What makes a hero? Who better to answer that question than Lee Child …

In his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a fundamental part of what makes us human. He demonstrates how hero stories continue to shape our world—arguing that we need them now more than ever.

From the Stone Age to the Greek Tragedies, from Shakespeare to Robin Hood, we have always had our heroes. The hero is at the centre of formative myths in every culture and persists to this day in world-conquering books, films and TV shows. But why do these characters continue to inspire us, and why are they so central to storytelling?

Scalpel-sharp on the roots of storytelling and enlightening on the history and science of myth, The Hero is essential reading for anyone trying to write or understand fiction. Child teaches us how these stories still shape our minds and behaviour in an increasingly confusing modern world, and with his trademark concision and wit, demonstrates that however civilised we get, we’ll always need heroes.

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Author Bio: Lee Child

Author Bio: Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far, based on his novels. He is the recipient of many awards, including the CWA’s Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction, the International Thriller Writers’ ThrillerMaster, and the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award. He was born in England and now lives in New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 1.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English