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Odd's luck has been bad so far. He lost his father on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree and the winter seems to be going on forever. But when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change.

The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse gods trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods....

Can a 12-year-old boy reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods? With Neil Gaiman's wit and style, this story transcends the everyday and becomes a humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.

©2010 Neil Gaiman (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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  • Alexander Suvorov
  • 16-09-2017

The book is warm and interesting.

Great tale very suitable to retold to my children :) Author is brilliant as always!

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  • Alexander Pratyev
  • 13-03-2017

amazing!

Gaiman is perfect as always. Though this novel is very short its beautiful and Gaimans voice is really amazing. Plot is good but short and more linear, without any really unpredictable twists. Though atmosphere is good.

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  • Nina
  • 18-04-2017

A short story gift from a fantasy genius.

What a lovely little gem. A perfect listen for adults and kids.

Neil Gaiman takes you into a wonderful imaginative adventure and one more time shows that he's an artist in the way he layers his writing... there are just so many hidden meanings in Odd's story. It is interesting, fun and beautiful.

The only thing is that you really need to love the author's style to spend a whole credit or money on such a short book. From a Gaiman addict: it was well worth it.

Narration is perfect. Having book well read by its creator is a simple pleasure.

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  • Kezwick
  • 29-07-2018

A Fantastical Audio Book Not Just For Children.

Do not mistake that this audio book is just for children, if you do you would be so very wrong and miss out on another of Neil's great books. Though not all that long, it is highly entertaining, funny at times and where needed accurate for a book of fiction. I really truely, highly and totally recommend this Audio Book without any reservations whatsoever.
Just sit back With the grandkids or kids and let Young and Old alike really enjoy.

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  • Miss Amy Wright
  • 06-03-2018

Odd and the Frost Giants

I loved it and couldn't stop listening to it. If it was an emoji this is what it would be!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  • Jane Statham
  • 01-01-2018

Skilful and sublime

Another wonderful tale, beautifully told by Neil Gaiman. I can’t wait to read this with my class while we study the Vikings.

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  • Neil J. Pearson
  • 01-12-2017

short but sweet

this is far more accessible than his "Norse mythology" book although the two complement each other extremely well. Hainan also does a great job narrating his own work and it's always nice when you can hear the words the way the author wanted.

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  • Lisa
  • 02-08-2017

wonderful story, great for kids and adults alike

loved it. have listened to it many times already! Neil gaiman reads his own words best!

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  • Mr Vaughan James
  • 18-07-2017

Odd and the Frost Giants

Absolutely brilliant!!!! I've read and listened twice. Just purely and simply A MUST READ that will take on a journey very magical and for me, I didn't want the story to end.

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  • Nicola Richard
  • 14-07-2017

Enjoyed by the whole family on a rainy camping trip.

This story is exquisitely woven, written and told. It will be ever part of our family fabric enjoyed together as we sat out a day of relentless rain. A happier, more enriched and closer family are officially grateful for the experience of this piece of work. Thank you, we loved this story. (Ages 6-42)

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  • ValaDrew
  • 09-11-2016

Another Fine Book

A really nice short adventure which I thoroughly enjoyed. A shame Od didn't have more adventures. Thanks