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Mythology Reimagined

For lovers of Greek Mythology or the retelling of familiar tales

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The Cassandra

A Novel

By Sharma Shields
Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
Length: 10 hours

The Cassandra follows a woman who goes to work in a top secret research facility during WWII, only to be tormented by visions of what the mission will mean for humankind.

Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman. Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, Mildred runs away from home to take a secretary position at the Hanford Research... Read more »

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Ariadne

A Novel

By Jennifer Saint
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 11 hours 59 minutes

Ariadne

“Satisfying the need for more Greek/Roman transformational myths from much-needed other viewpoints, Jennifer Saint delivers tales of Ariadne and her sister Phaedra’s life on Crete and beyond. Less heroic yarn and more character inquisitiveness — a refreshing addition.”

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Sea Monsters

A Novel

By Chloe Aridjis
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
Length: 4 hours 45 minutes

Sea Monsters

“Sea Monsters starts with its narrator remembering "roam[ing] the shore, aimlessly, purposefully, and in search of digressions." In her novel, Chloe Aridjis pays especial attention to how someone can attempt to live both aimlessly and with purpose. Digressions aren't always worth pursuing, but the narrator of Sea Monsters seems gifted at knowing which ones lead a roundabout route to a kind of truth. A brief but powerfully atmospheric coming-of-age novel about the risks and rewards of leaving a life behind, Sea Monsters is worth reading for the eyes and voice of its singular runaway heroine. ”

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The Song of Achilles

A Novel

By Madeline Miller
Narrated by: Frazer Douglas
Length: 11 hours 14 minutes

The Song of Achilles

“It is unbelievably easy to get lost in the long-forgotten world Miller recreates. Easier still with such incredible narration from Douglas. At once rich mythology and modern love story, The Song of Achilles dazzles like Ichor. Beautifully written, with characters you love to hate and love all at once. Though I’ve heard The Iliad many times, this is the version that will stick with me. And I certainly shan’t ever forget Patroclus.”

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The Mercies

By Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Narrated by: Jessie Buckley
Length: 11 hours 6 minutes

The Mercies

“A chilling and captivating book taking place in a Norwegian village in the 1670s, The Mercies is a story of resilience. It follows Maren, who watched as all the village men died in a storm and has had to find a way to survive those losses, and Ursa, the daughter of a merchant who was married off to a witch hunter before being brought north. When their paths cross, both women’s lives are changed forever. This beautifully written story left me chilled. It is not often that I have to put down a book, but there were several times I had to walk away from this one to just sit and think about it. A must-read!”

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Women and Other Monsters

Building a New Mythology

By Jess Zimmerman
Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
Length: 6 hours 53 minutes

Women and Other Monsters

“Excellent read for any feminist or would-be feminist.”

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Circe

By Madeline Miller
Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

Circe

“This remarkable journey into mythology brings the ancient gods directly and viscerally into the present. Circe is a perfect mashup of elegant language, glorious storytelling, and exquisitely modern sensibilities. Miller's telling left me awed and moved by Circe and her story, all while wishing I could invite her over for a glass of wine on the porch. How this amazing author so perfectly melds the human and the divine, creating a story both immediate and epic, is dazzling.”

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