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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Customer Reviews

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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.
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- Jonathan

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!
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- Urban Fox

Book Details

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