Norse Mythology

  • by Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by Neil Gaiman
  • 6 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Norse mythology forms the delicate backbone of countless modern stories. Fascinating, dramatic and deliberate, with a gripping tension and vitality, the best-selling author of American Gods brings these Norse tales to life.
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.

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Nothing extraordinary here

Gaimann, for me, does his best work with a blank canvas His form of story telling suits these tales and yet doesn't add anything to them. I sense a certain amount of pompocity in this production tempered by the fact that he is telling tales that may not have otherwise be heard: Retelling of ancient stories is hard as one needs to be truthful to the tale but also inject it with the authors own imagination. This book is well written but could have been written by almost anyone. Worth a read to understand Norce legend but if you are expecting the somewhat uncomfortable and weird originality of Gaimann, you may be disappointed... It is simly a collection of tales retold by an author who happens to be Neil Gaimann. , .
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- Oliver

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.

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- K. Bridges

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-02-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios