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  • The Story of the Volsungs

  • The Volsunga Saga
  • By: Anonymous
  • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 148

Originally written in Icelandic in the 13th century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Passionate, Poetic, Bloody, Heroic, & Tragic Saga

  • By Jefferson on 03-28-12

Couldn't get into it

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-17

The way this is read is so detachedly crisp and matter of fact, and the speed is too fast. It grated. I've tried repeatedly to get through it without success. The story itself is fairly violent and brutal on its own... there's some kind of disconnect...

3 of 3 people found this review helpful