Norse Mythology (audiobook)

Read by Neil Gaiman
6.5 hrs • 6 CDs • Unabridged
Fiction
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 02/07/17
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02/07/17 9780062663634
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Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, Editor's Top Pick for February 2017

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A February 2017 LibraryReads Pick

A BookRiot Pick of the Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that 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 reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman’s deft and witty prose emerges 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, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Review Quotes

“Who else but Neil Gaiman could become an accomplice of the gods, using the sorcery of words to make their stories new?…Addictive reading for young and old.”

Maria Tatar, chair, Program in Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University

“The tales seem timeless, and Gaiman’s melodic narration so strongly echoes the oral tradition of myths that it’s as if the narrator has stepped out of the stories themselves.”

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