Heroes: Book 4

Buy on Audible Listen on Spotify

by Geraldine McCaughrean

Everyone knows who Hercules is. But how many of us really know his story, with its twists and turns, its wondrous triumphs, and its aching tragedy?

Human son of the great Zeus, Hercules is the strongest man alive. But when he is tricked by the jealous goddess Hera into committing a horrible crime of rage, he must make amends through fulfilling a series of frightful tasks. Here are the stories of how he faces the manyheaded Hydra, battles the fierce Nemean Lion, and braves the depths of hell itself.

Irresistible adventure from England’s most honored author of books for young readers!

Author Geraldine McCaughrean More in the Hero Series
Narrator Cynthia Bishop Odysseus
Length 4 hrs and 26 mins Perseus
© Copyright 2003 Geraldine McCaughrean Theseus
℗ Audio Copyright 2008 Full Cast Audio


“It’s one thing to read the story of Hercules and his 12 labors. It’s another thing entirely to listen to this stellar full-cast production of McCaughrean’s re-envisioning of the classic Greek tale of loss and redemption. The narrators give raw emotion to every line … the performance builds to a dramatic and pitch-perfect conclusion … those experiencing Hercules for the first time will be bowled over by the sheer energy and power of the production.” — Audiofile April, 2010

“From Hercules’ birth to his immortalization in the stars, Geraldine McCaughrean adds humanity and beautiful language to her retelling of the Greek myth . . . Each member of the cast brings a unique flavor and character interpretation to the recording. A musical refrain divides the chapters and completes this polished production.” — School Library Journal February, 2010

Praise for the print version of Hercules:
“Such vivid writing will hold the attention of anyone already interested in these ageless legends, and teachers could well ignite students’ appetites for the tales by reading passages aloud. A strong addition to the series.” — School Library Journal

Listen to samples from this audiobook:
  1. Hercules is born (2:08) Geraldine McCaughrean 2:08

Meet the Cast:
David Baker King Amphitrion
Nathan Glyn Bostick Child Hercules
Mark Eischen Atlas
Calmesha Givens Menalippe
Jordan Glaski Iolus
Maureen Harrington Hera
Michael Larkin Hercules
Tim Liebe King Eurysthesus
Richard McKee Zeus
Jacob Morris-Knower Hercules (age thirteen)
Gerard Moses King Minos
Jenna Notar Hebe
Jill Ozinsky Virtue
Rick Powell Chiron
Brian Pringle Antaeus
Katie Reed Megara
Lauren Synger Vice
Carmen Viviano-Crafts Princess Admeta
Directed by: Daniel Bostick
Posted in Audio Sample, Audiobooks, Catalog and tagged , , , , , .