First of 4 CD editions with a selection of stories taken from the book. No other collection for children contains so many myths Greek myths are an essential part of education (Key Stages 1 and 2). Framework story adds huge value
Lucy Coats read Ancient History at Edinburgh University, then worked in children's publishing and now writes full-time. She is a gifted children's poet and has also written several picture book texts. This is her first major book. Simon Russell Beale has starred on stage, screen and TV and has been in numerous roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company. He has won the Lawrence Olivier Theatre Award 3 times and in 2003 was appointed a CBE. His most recent stage success was as King Arthur in the highly acclaimed Monty Python's Spamalot. Other audio titles include Orion's Don't Cook Cinderella by Francesca Simon.
For imprinting on five to 10-year-old minds the fates of famous names such as the Minotaur and Midas, this audiobook cannot be bettered: Simon Russell Beale's gentle and musical voice enchants, then startles as he erupts into the rough-hewn shouts of sailors, the cackles of the Gorgons, and the bellow of Zeus. -- Carol Mansur THE TELEGRAPH