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Odd and the Frost Giants Audiobook

Odd and the Frost Giants

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Publisher's Summary

In this inventive, short, yet perfectly formed novel inspired by traditional Norse mythology, Neil Gaiman takes readers on a wild and magical trip to the land of giants and gods and back. In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he's had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy. Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle - three creatures with a strange story to tell. Now Odd is forced on a stranger journey than he had imagined - a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it. It's going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter. Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever . . . Someone just like Odd.

©2009 Neil Gaiman; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    S. Patterson Charleston, WV United States 07-15-16
    S. Patterson Charleston, WV United States 07-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    It's Neil Gaiman reading his short about Odd and the Norse God's. He wrote this I believe in 24 hours and it is fantastic and i really wonder if not the inspiration for How To Train Your Dragon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-14-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Neil Gaiman is a story teller"

    Mr Gaiman has an incredible imagination and it seems to carry him off like a treasure seeking Frost Giant. I actually can not imagine any other narrator for his stories because only he knows where all the dramatic pauses and interjection nuances belong.

    Odd grows up in this unusual tale. As far as Mr Gaiman's stories I believe he has better tales. This was short and enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 09-19-17
    Amazon Customer PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 09-19-17 Member Since 2011
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    "short ans sweet and enjoyable."

    gain an does a good job reading and voicing his characters. it was a short romp in Norse mythology. enjoyed it

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    Oliveoil 09-10-17
    Oliveoil 09-10-17
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    "Odd story"

    I loved reading the book to my son, now wecan sit and enjoy the audible version together.

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    GW 04-04-17
    GW 04-04-17
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    "Good story"

    It is a good Great for kids and Neil Gaiman did a really good job

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    Melissa 01-09-17
    Melissa 01-09-17
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    "Great read!"

    Great and intreging story for grown ups and children. I like a clean Neil Gaiman to share with my kids to keep their minds growing and exploring.

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    G. G. RIVAS Lebanon, New Jersey USA 08-24-16
    G. G. RIVAS Lebanon, New Jersey USA 08-24-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Very nice, simple story"

    Love this story. Basic, simple fireside tale of a crippled Viking boy who ends up saving the Norse Gods. My little guy and I have listened to it so many times. No violence either, he wins by cleverness. A good lesson. And it's funny!
    Highly recommended.

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    J. Reardon 04-20-15
    J. Reardon 04-20-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Another great tale"

    Another great tale and his narration is always just right. It's told in a very cool tall tale sort of way.

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    Asgeir Eðvarðsson 04-16-15
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    "Loved it!"

    I was just reading this book for school and I really did enjoy it, though I am surprised! :) enjoyed it!

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    "Lovely Story has become a Favorite"

    What an odd story about Odd and his adventure with Odin, Thor and Loki. It's become a favorite that I love hearing over again. Neil Gaiman is the perfect narrator for his stories. His style is precise, light and exact in inflection. A perfect little story.

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