Reviews

  • This is a <b>spirited retelling</b> of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves

    The Times
  • <b>Assured</b> and <b>engaging</b>. The <b>pace is lively</b>, the jokes are <b>genuinely funny</b>, and Fry once again proves himself <b>a master of great learning worn lightly</b>

    Guardian
  • Here, indeed, be <b>monsters</b>, <b>myriad adventures</b> and <b>machinating gods</b>. <b>Fry is a personable and passionate narrator</b>

    Mail on Sunday
  • <b>Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. <i>Heroes</i> makes the stories relatable without skimping on the gory details, or sacrificing the truths of the myth. It's rich, it's funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot</b>

    Herald
  • Fry <b>brilliantly retells the dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales </b>of these heroic men and women in a<b>ll their grit and glory</b>. Filled with <b>white-knuckle chases</b> and <b>twisted labyrinths, impossible puzzles</b> and <b>blood-curdling monsters</b>

    Northern Ireland Homes & Lifestyle
  • <b>Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. It makes stories relatable without skimping on the gory details</b>

    Sunday Life
  • <b>Rich, funny and you'll feel like you've learned a lot along the way</b>

    Eastern Daily Press
  • Tales of <b>fatal flaws, perilous journeys and shining acts of heroism </b>are told with <b>gusto </b>and <b>young and old will be engrossed.</b> The audiobook is an <b>absolute gem </b>too, read by the author who has a <b>winning way of bringing these epic tales to life </b>

    Western Morning News
  • <b>Joyfully informal yet full of the literary legacy</b>. The Greek <b>gods of the past become relatable</b>

    Guardian (on 'Mythos')
  • The<i> </i>best thing he's written since his superb first novel . . . <b>entertaining</b> and <b>edifying</b>

    Telegraph (on 'Mythos')
  • <b>A rollicking good read</b>

    Independent (on 'Mythos')
  • <b>Perfect for the 21st Century</b>. <b>Ebullient, funny, Fry retells</b><b> </b><b>the Greek myths with elegance<i> </i></b>

    The Times (on 'Mythos')
  • Fry makes the stories relatable without skimping on the wonderful gory details, or sacrificing the traditional truths of the myth

    i (The paper for today)
  • Stephen Fry has created a magnificent book. Humorous, but with serious stories told with wit and erudition. This is a book that will delight readers of all ages. Fry's writing is never less than delightful

    Moorlander
  • Ebullient and funny

    The Times
  • Entertaining and edifying

    Daily Telegraph
  • A rollicking good read

    Independent
  • Fry exhibits enormous erudition and enthusiasm

    Mail on Sunday