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  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41,257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37,743
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,569

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as it gets without the old texts

  • By William Taylor on 05-10-18

Gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-18

Normally I find mythology to be dry as most authors try to retain the authenticity of the original stories. However, Neil Gaiman manages to remain true to the Norse mythology while also adding humor and a modern flair. Not only in his writing but also in his amazing performance as the narrator.
As always Neil Gaiman manages to captivate, even with stories which have been told a hundred times.

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