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  • 6 Mythologies of Different Countries All over the World
  • By: Ron Carver
  • Narrated by: John Griffith
  • Length: 34 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (99 ratings)

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Mythology

By: Ron Carver
Narrated by: John Griffith
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Summary

The past is coming back. The ancient myths that were told, are now available in an audiobook format. Listen to the narration, and you will find yourself amazed by the intricate details of age-old civilizations like that of the Celts, the Vikings, the Greeks, and others. This combination of books focuses on several separate societies that have a long, well-known history of believing in multiple gods, goddesses, crazy creatures we now suppose are fiction, and a myriad of other interesting superstitious or valuable assumptions.

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If you like mythology, avoid this book

I was so looking forward to listening to this book after finishing Mythos and wanting to know more about other mythologies around the world, so though this would be perfect!

How wrong I was.

The pace on which it’s read is off putting, it makes it hard to concentrate when there’s no real breather between sentences. Also the start of the book is less of mythology and more history which lets face it, it’s not as fun as gods and goddesses of the world.

I wish I could get my credit back.

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  • Josh
  • 08-03-21

Does this book have fake reviews?

I was looking for a good audiobook on world mythology and I was impressed that this had a nearly impossible average 5.0 rating! I have never seen such a good score on audible. Sure, there were only 102 ratings at the time, but that's still significant. After listening to about 2-3 hours of the book, I'm convinced that many of these reviews are shills.

When it comes to rating a mythology book you don't judge the book on the quality of the myths, as the writer didn't come up with those, but you can evaluate the book based on the quality of the storytelling, the context provided, the analysis, and the quality of narration. The storytelling is poor. The diction feels unprofessional; he uses the same words and phrases over and over, for example, he says, "a lot" a lot. This has never been an issue with any other books I've listened to on Audible (I've done over 600), but the prose is so clunky that the editor in me wants to get out my red pen. The stories themselves are short and poorly organized. Historical context is provided in the form of a list of dates of significant events, as if the author copy and pasted entries from Wikipedia.

I tried to find the author, Ron Carver, on the internet to see what his credentials are. Is he a journalist, writer, or scholar of myth? But I couldn't find any site for the author's bio. Super sketchy. In addition, the narrator is really bland and mispronounces many key terms.

After about 2.5 hours, I couldn't listen to this anymore. I almost never review books but I wanted to give a warning to others out there to not make the same mistake that I did. Don't waste your time. The absurdly high ratings are very likely fake.

I switched to the Great Courses: Great Mythologies. The improvement in quality in every way was palpable.

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  • Brit
  • 01-08-21

Dull

I liked it to begin with, but it became so repetitive with his same monotone voice that I just couldn't finish it.

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  • Daniel Morlan
  • 16-05-20

Great Information, Abysmal Narration

The narration is some of the worst I have ever heard. Not edited for mistakes, consisting of HUNDREDS of stuttering and backtracking episodes, re-reads, and appalling mispronunciation. The overall content is good in terms. of substance, but there are instances of repetition that lead me to believe the author never tidied up, edited, or organized their work. What was grievously difficult to look past was the narrative on top of it all. I am going to try and exchange this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-02-20

Wow! Really?!

A little taste of everything. A big taste of some. With this book, I was happy to see a bundle of some of the bigger books on Audible, namely Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, Norse, African, and Indian mythology. For a credit, it's a good deal. Buying it in cash... well, that depends on how you are, I guess, but even then, it's like a discount. You don't want to buy them all separately.

And yes, I enjoyed the narrator and the stories very much. Thank you, Ron Carver, for packing up these books into a big, giant, bundle of 6 mythologies from different regions in the world. I am impressed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-20

Amazing

This is an amazing bundle. I have nothing bad to say about this. So many mythological stories. Just really, really great.

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  • Karen
  • 22-02-20

Impressive

Impressive to put a bundle of that size together. It must cost a lot of money to pay for the narrator, a lot of work writing, and a lot of effort to just put this project into a buyable (is that a word) digital product. I am impressed. Good job, guys.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-20

Great stuff

My compliments to the author and the narrator. I was able to understand every thing clearly, not just since the narrator articulated the words well, but also because the information in it contained new things to be learned.