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Norse Mythology Audiobook

Norse Mythology

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Publisher's Summary

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman's gods are thoroughly alive - irascible, visceral, playful and passionate - and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarök and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman's prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern listeners, and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be heard around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.

©2017 Neil Gaiman (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    "Beautifully​ told and read"

    A pleasure to listen to. Since this was my first time through the Norse myths, I was equally amazed at how closely Tolkien follows

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Mythology at its best"

    Enthralling mythology tails that keep me sitting in my car listening long after my journey home had finished

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Delightful!"

    The stories really begin from chapter six onwards, and then they are fantastic stories. Neil Gaiman reads them well too - very absorbing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles 15/03/2017
    Charles 15/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Yes!!!"

    You will enjoy this book, and then it ends and you'll want to listen again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shelley Gurney Wellington, NZ 13/03/2017
    Shelley Gurney Wellington, NZ 13/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A sublime retelling."

    A fantastic retelling of Snorri's and the Poetic Edda. Gaiman has a voice like honey and breathes life into the mythology like the poets of old.

    I will be revisiting these chapters again and again.

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    Alex 22/04/2017
    Alex 22/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "truely awesome."

    Absolutely loved this book.

    If you're a lover of Norse Mythology you must get this.

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    Shannan 20/04/2017
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    "Fantastic"

    I was a bit worried at first - it started off a bit slow, but it didn't take long and I was totally enthralled and entertained.

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    "accessible and fun telling of the story's "

    i listened to this while on holiday and it was a great romp, highly recommended.

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    P R Kilpatrick 17/04/2017
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    "this is a brilliant retelling of the Norse tales."

    This was grand. a good melding of the prose and poetic Eddas. and getting to hear Neil read it is perfect.

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    "Neil Gaiman's Norse Myths"

    Excellent stories, delightfully read and great for kids as well as the kids in the grown ups

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    "captivating!"

    i love the way Gaiman tells the story in his own way that makes the mythology come to life and gives you breaks to think about the reasoning behind why/how these myths came about.

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    16/03/17
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    "nice"

    kind of short. enjoyed the stories but as the writer said they are just bits and pieces. I would like something more fluent.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • M. Davey
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    "Loved it for what it was."

    loved it for what it was. I just feel like it needed to be more cohesive but that's more about the source Gaimens writing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • K. Bridges
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    10/03/17
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    "Amazing tales from the North"
    What did you like most about Norse Mythology?

    I love the way that Neil Gaiman has updated the stories and made them accessible, whilst still being true to the originals.


    What other book might you compare Norse Mythology to, and why?

    Almost like a book of fairy tales, but for adults


    Which character – as performed by Neil Gaiman – was your favourite?

    Thor; I love the way he just wants to hit things with his hammer.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Watch out, the Gods are back...


    Any additional comments?

    I love anything by Neil Gaiman and this definitely does not disappoint.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan
    8/03/17
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    "Great stories, incredible adaptation. "

    Of course Neil Gaiman is a great writer. But when he tells the story himself you can feel the personality of each character. I especially enjoyed the shift in Thor's tone from unintelligent and slightly playful to serious as the book progressed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Urban Fox
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    3/03/17
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    "Blood and ice and lots of mead!"

    Great myths, so many so similar to other modern tales and yet so distinct and rowdy. Made me want to go back to Iceland!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • AnnG
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    3/03/17
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    "Norseome"

    Neil, tells the stories of the Norse Gods with ease and in his own relaxed style that, in my opinion, bring the characters to life in a way that relates to now, its current..and I, for one absolutely loved it...I've read all the classic tomes on North Mythology, poetic Eddas, Sagas, quite heavy going for even the most dedicated seekers of the Nordic Deities ..!
    I recommend pouring a large glass of mead, throwing a log on the fire, sitting back and be transported back to the world at it's very beginning with Ginnunganap, until its end with the coming of Ragnarok.
    Skäl! :)

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Edward Grenz
    2/03/17
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    "A must listen"

    A truly excellent retelling of these Norse sagas. Superbly narrated. Worthy of the Gods themselves.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • leighisking77@hotmail.com
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    1/03/17
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    "Superb!"

    I have very little experience of the Norse myths and legends, so I have little to compare these retellings with. I really enjoyed them, you can tell that the author has enjoyed developing the stories and this shows in his narration. If you like the author you will not be disappointed. Will be especially pertinent to those that enjoyed American gods.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Draney
    21/03/17
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    "Excellent."

    Well consructed and narrated by Gaiman. Takes the old and makes them sound new. Very entertaining!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Hydrazine
    21/03/17
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    "Excellent"

    I really enjoyed this as did the family who listened to it on a long car trip.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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