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Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

Narrated by: Kieran Culkin
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (89 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon - the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost; it has fallen into enemy hands.

If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.

©2016 Rick Riordan (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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Great story

How did the narrator detract from the book?

This is the 2nd really poor narrator I have had out of my books. It really takes something from the story.He really rushes, he needs to slow down. It was annoying I don't want to listen to it as if I was speed reading. If someone is trying to make books shorter it is a bad idea.

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the hammer

a brilliant new addition to the ever expanding mythological universe of Rick Riordan. thank you

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Wham! Wham! Wham

Boo Loki Boo Loki Boooooooooooooooooooooooo Loki gooooooooooooooooooooooooo Thor my demenstashon of the fight Wham Pow Booooooom! Crack ka-boom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mel
  • 27-10-2016

Loved it

Rick Riordan's stories are getting better with every book. This instalment is well written, exciting and spot-on in every respect. I particularly like the inclusion of increasingly diverse characters. Although these teens face supernatural dramas, they have their fair share of normal, teenage issues as well.

My only complaint is that the narrator spoke way too fast. I slowed it down to 0.8 and that was just about right. He also had a really annoying accent, however that is probably a personal bias - I always find American narrators difficult to listen to.

















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  • Saranit Vongkiatkajorn
  • 17-09-2017

Another great addictions to the series.

I like how we get to know more about Hearthstone's background in the second volume in the series. The initial setup for the plot felt more force than Mr. Roardian's usually cleverly plotted tales, but overall, the characters were great (including the new addition to floor 19) and the jokes were funny. :) Can't wait until the next book becomes available in my country.

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  • anto joseph
  • 25-01-2017

Superb

Amazing voice modulation....if this guy doesn't voice the sequel I'll be very disappointed..
but if they got a girl to say the female roles even better

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  • Allen
  • 04-11-2017

The story just doesn't hold it together

I've enjoyed the other series but this story just isn't compelling enough or makes enough sense to hold it together.

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  • Catherine L.
  • 21-11-2016

Read too fast

It may just be me but I feel the narrator reads too fast at x1 speed, if you slow it down it's too slow. I couldn't find a happy median and so found the story rushed and not the relaxing listen that I hoped for. Although the story itself is well written and enjoyable.

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  • P. Cleary
  • 21-10-2016

Brilliant

Loved the story, just brilliant. one dislike I preferred the previous voice reader from book one.

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  • 匿名
  • 09-01-2019

Wonderful listen

It was a bit jarring having a new narrator after coming straight from the previous book, but I grew to love him. I've been a long time fan of Riordan and the audio versions makes the new books easier for me to consume, now that I'm a full time student. Good book with a strong narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-12-2018

Another Riordan Classic

I have read many of his books but to hear them brought to life in audio is fantastic. Culkin's approach and delivery is amazing it's a must hear. This is the 2nd of the Magnus Chase trilogy and is as excellent as the first, cannot wait to listen to the final one. If you love adventure and mythology check this series out.

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  • Katja Renner
  • 15-11-2018

Good

Overall a very good book, very interesting storyline, many thrilling chapters and a gripping Lisen on audible.👍

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  • Ian Jessup
  • 02-03-2018

Great and Cool story,narrator to fast

The story is great and original,the names of the chapters are very funny.
The narrator is to fast for my liking so watch at 0.75 speed.

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  • Nicola
  • 11-02-2018

Read too fast

This book was totally ruined by the narrator, 1x is way too fast and .75 sounds like the narrator had been drinking. I've wasted a credit on this one ..

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  • DJ
  • 25-12-2017

Just set the speed to 0.75

I worried seeing the reviews saying Kieran reads too fast but setting the playback to 0.75 his performance was really good.

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  • Cjazz
  • 04-11-2017

So funny!

I listen to this while I'm walking around town and I get so many strange looks because I can't stop myself from laughing out loud at Rick Riordan's comedic writing. It is yet another hit from the myth master. I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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  • Pam
  • 17-10-2017

Great!

Awesome book, great characters and well read.
Love this book, and the series as a whole!