Norse Mythology

Norse Mythology

Audiobook CD - 2017
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Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
Publisher: [New York] :, Harper Audio,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062663634
Branch Call Number: CD FICTION GAI
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (390 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
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SCL_BethZ Aug 10, 2017

Listen to this book - Neil Gaiman is an excellent narrator. I'm a long-time fan of the Norse myths, so was a little hesitant going into this book. I wondered how a fiction author would treat these real-life myths and whether there would be anything new to interest me. I should have known that Neil Gaiman would come through. He treated the myths respectfully and accurately, and managed to breath new life into the stories. Highly recommended.

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Bududo
Jul 08, 2017

I was only passingly familiar with Norse mythology. This set of very charming stories as retold by the author paint the Norse gods multi-dimensionally with recognizable character strengths and weaknesses. One can imagine the Norse in their long winters with little else for entertainment telling and embellishing on these and more stories.

AL_LESLEY Mar 29, 2017

A very entertaining collection of old Norse myths and stories well read by the author.

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IV27HUjg
Mar 26, 2017

This author may be a great writer but listening to him is more than a chore I'm up to.

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