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by | Read by John Lee

Contemporary Culture • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 2005

When you hear an old, old story, do you know the fundamental things that apply? Kenneth C. Davis retells ancient myths and legends, explaining the cultures in which they developed and relating them to life today. John Lee reads with an authoritative British voice but brings with it a humor that makes the relationships Davis draws plausible -- as when he explains that you couldn't go into a bar on a Friday night, have a beer, and ask a potential date, "What's your sign?" without the Mesopotamians, who invented the days of the week, beer, and astrology. The material is familiar to anyone who's taken a mythology class, but it's a fun refresher or introduction for newcomers. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2005

CS ISBN 073931744X $26.95 • Four cassettes

CD ISBN 0739317458 $29.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN 9780739317464 $14.98

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