A House-Boat on the Styx by John Kendrick Bangs (Free Audio Book)
A HOUSE-BOAT ON THE STYX by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS – A free audiobook
The audiobook is based upon the Greek mythology of the underworld, otherwise known as the River Styx. This is believed to be where the souls of the departed go to once they die in Greek myth. The River Styx is the path way to the Hades, the souls final resting place, whether good or bad this is the place where the dead resides. This audiobook recording is free of charge and is a unique take of the mythological underworld of Hades.
The story of A House Boat on the Styx begins with Charon, the ferryman of the dead, discovering a new boat house floating in the River Styx. At first, he believed that he will be replaced as the ferryman but learns that he will actually be the boat house’s janitor. This is when the story goes through 11 chapters all centering on 11 different souls who are travelling with each other in the boat house towards Hades.
The audiobook is a character study on what would happen when various souls of the dead come and spend some time in the same room. Will their attitude and cultures clash with each other even though learning that in the end, there will be no borders to separate each other and that in the end, we are all the same. This audiobook is a refreshing take on Greek mythology and is certainly a hidden gem that everyone should listen to in their spare time.
Narrated by: John Kendrick Bangs
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