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Publisher's Summary

Trolls haunt the snowy forests, and terrifying monsters roam the open sea.

A young woman journeys to the end of the world, and a boy proves he knows no fear. 

This collection of 16 traditional tales transports readers to the enchanting world of Nordic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the 19th century, and presented here unabridged, the stories are by turns magical, hilarious, cozy, and chilling. They offer a fascinating view into Nordic culture and a comforting wintertime listen.

©2019 Chronicle Books (P)2019 Hachette Audio

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Really fun

It was really fun listening to a book of fairy tales. I can't remember the last time someone read me a fairy tale. It was like being a kid again. And since these aren't the usual Grimm fairy tales, they weren't all stories that I knew by heart. Definitely worth checking out. I do kinda wish I could see the illustrations, but oh well.

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Car ride stories

My kids love these stories on long drives. Thank you for the hours memorable entertainment!

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interesting stories for kids or adults

short book, a few interesting stories mostly for kids or adults who are fond of tales, good performance

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Engaging and fun

Enjoyable stories that are amusing and interesting. A good quality narration. I highly recommend this for children and adults.

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Cool parallels to French, German, English tales

liked it a lot. this is just for the word count of the review.

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  • 11-10-19

A nice quiet listen

There’s something comforting about listening to fairy tales no matter your age and Allan Corduner is the perfect storybook narrator. This is an interesting collection, some Nordic versions of tales I’ve come across before (as happens with fairy tales across cultures), others completely new to me. Recommend if you want a gentle listen. Perfect for winter nights.

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  • linner
  • 09-04-21

Very enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this book,it did make my laugh out loud in places!I found the narration easy to listen to and a good book for nap time!I love them ! It has left me pondering where east of the sun and west of the moon my be?! 🧝‍♀️🧝‍♂️