The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived before Achilles by Padraic Colum audiobook

The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived before Achilles

By Padraic Colum
Read by Fred Williams

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441759993

  • ISBN: 9780786195336

  • ISBN: 9780786188130

  • ISBN: 9781441760005

Runtime: 8.95 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Newbery Honor Book

Jason was born the son of a king, his destiny to rule Iolcus. But his uncle, King Pelias, who has taken over the throne, is not willing to give it up, so he cunningly persuades Jason to accept a dare to bring back the famous Golden Fleece of Colchis. Jason accepts the challenge, unaware that he is being conned into a dangerous and perhaps fatal journey far from the land he loves.

Jason sets out, along with Heracles and Theseus, Perseus and Atalanta, and the sorceress Medea, on a wondrous journey in the shipArgoto strange lands populated by even stranger inhabitants. As they travel, Orpheus, the storyteller, sings songs about the gods and goddesses and the creation of heaven and earth.

This book is the story of Jason, the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Colum’s stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequalled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.”  Publishers Weekly
“Williams’ voice is a fine match with the text, which is written in a style that is eloquent, but that may seem archaic to the contemporary listener. His deep, resonant voice has something of the quality of an oracle. His delivery is subtly nuanced, and this work will be a real treat for the listener.” AudioFile
“Blackstone has produced the audio book version of The Golden Fleece, perfect for those of us who would like to listen instead of read…The reader’s voice is deep and serious, fitting for the nature of the story…The author’s incredible use of language and these timeless tales will add much to our studies.” Old Schoolhouse Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Padraic Colum

Author Bio: Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum (1881–1972) was an Irish poet, playwright, author, a major leader of the Irish Renaissance, and a friend to James Joyce and William Yeats. Well versed in the old Gaelic myths as well as those of other cultures, he wrote a number of books for children that retell these tales. His book The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived before Achilles was a Newbery Honor Book, and he was awarded the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children’s literature.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.95
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English