What to expect

Enter the monstrous and magical world of Stephen Fry’s Sunday Times bestseller Heroes, brought to you by Penguin.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Specsavers audiobook award.

Imagine sandals on your feet, a sword in your hand and the hot sun beating down on your helmet.
Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece.
Marvel as Atalanta – a woman raised by bears – outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples.
Discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.
Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of – at our worst and our very best..

Read by Stephen Fry himself, Heroes harnesses the magic of ancient legends in an entertaining and modern retelling in Fry’s iconic and captivating narration.

‘A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased’ Times

‘Assured and engaging. The pace is lively, the jokes are genuinely funny’ Guardian

‘An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry – his myths are definitely a hit’ Evening Standard

Critics Review

  • This is a spirited retelling of stories that Fry clearly knows and loves

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

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

    Mail on Sunday
  • Just as delightful and difficult to put down as the first. Heroes 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

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

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

    Sunday Life

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