I was excited to read again the Greek myths that I loved growing up. This book was not those stories. The reader was without interest. Words were mispronounced. It took me half the story to realize that Hera-cles was Hercules. that was only a smidgen of the discrepancies of the book. There were some moments that described some incidents in the stories that I had not heard before, which made them interesting. Overall, it was an ok book to listen to. I am glad I didn\'t have to read it or I would have fallen asleep.
Nigel Spivey is Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His publications include the prizewinning "Understanding Greek Sculpture "(1996).