Unlike most of my peers, I did not learn about mythology in school.  Circe intimidated me for far too long before I finally took the plunge to read it.  How glad I am that I faced my fear!   Even to my untrained mind, the chronicles of Circe were easy to follow, and with Perdita Weeks’ sublime narration, soon I was engrossed.  Ostracized and outcast, Circe—the goddess, the witch—exhibits unbelievable strength and passion in her many years, and Madeline Miller has molded her into the feminist icon of my dreams.  After spending so much time with her, I was emotional to say goodbye.  This one should not be missed! Recommended by Mary Listen to it here: and support the Raven.