Classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.
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I love Norse mythology. I grew up on the tales of Oden, Freyja, Thor and Loki. I wanted to listen to these wonderful tales and hear the delight of the storyteller as she wove these myths into fantastic yarns. But this readers mispronunciation of the names, the dry- almost disinterested storytelling made listening to this book a chore.
It almost made me feel akin to Loki, being bound by Narfi's end-trails and having venom dripped into my ears.
This is one to avoid!
Well read and creatively written. I especially enjoyed the history at the end. I'd recommend for anyone wanting a basic idea of Norse mythology. I'd even read it to children 10 and older.
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