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A full cast of voices engages the listener in this funny, suspenseful adventure of the god Thor and his companions. Stable boy Thialfi tells the tale of Thor's desperate attempt to retrieve his stolen hammer and save Asgard, home of the Norse gods, from the giants. The heroes find themselves in many embarrassing and dangerous situations, which are solved by their quick wits and persistence. The multiple narrators delight the listener with their portrayals of gods, goddesses, mortals, and goats, among many other interesting characters. The portrayal of Thialfi, the narrator, contains misplaced emphasis and pauses, but this distraction is overshadowed by the skill and enthusiasm of the other narrators.
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This rib-tickling new novel was inspired by the old Norse poem The Thrymskvitha which tells what happens when Thor's hammer is stolen and he has to dress as a bride to retrieve it. Told by Thialfi the goatboy, and featuring Norse gods, foolish giants, and a pair of cranky goats, this one will have the whole family laughing out loud.
©2005 Bruce Coville (P)2006 Full Cast Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By xeno on 13-02-15

very good.

Apsolutly brilliant
This is a great story and wonderfully preformed. I love the whole thing completely.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jezanna on 14-09-12

Delightful!

We first listened to this story when my son was 6: he's now 8, has listened to it countless times, and still loves it. The cast is wonderful, and the story is very well told. A perfect balance of being true to the myth and adding creative details. We love the characters of the goats, especially. The fact that it is narrated (beautifully!) by a child makes this ancient story accessible and fun.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Rob on 21-09-08

Good for Boys

This story will appeal most to the 6-12 year old range (more the older end of this) My kids loved it, especially the 10yo boy. Even my younger girls thought it interesting enough to repeat often.
Based on the old Norse legend, the story is well written and fascinating. Enough to keep parents listening on a long journey too.
Sadly, this version is let down by some excruciating pronunciation and a harshly accented reader. Still, it rates 4 stars despite this.

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