Cupid: A Tale of Love & Desire by Julius Lester

Psyche is a beautiful princess.  But she is not your typical “beautiful princess”…  She is kind, and good, and so overwhelmingly beautiful that people begin to worship her instead of Venus (the goddess of love).  When Venus finds out, she gets so angry that she sends her son, Cupid, down to shoot Psyche with one of his love-tipped arrows.  Cupid has never been in love before, but he and his arrows have certainly caused plenty of heartache for others — by making people fall in love with people who are already in love with others, making loving couples fall out of love, and sometimes even making people fall in love with inanimate objects!  When he sets eyes on Psyche, though, he finds himself unable to hurt her.  Finally, Cupid is in love…  But, what will his mother do if/when she hears about this?  Greek gods and goddesses can be just as crazy as “normal” people, and this book does a great job of showing how “human” they can be.  Add that to the fact that the Narrator and the Story keep arguing about which points are most important, and you’ve got one laugh-out-loud audiobook!  (Seriously, the people who drive next to me must think I am crazy!)

Happy Reading!

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One response to “Cupid: A Tale of Love & Desire by Julius Lester

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed the audio book so much. I probably laughed as much writing the book as you did listening to it. It was a fun book to write.

    Julius Lester

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