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Publisher's Summary

A full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's magical retellings of the Norse myths, inviting us into a world of gods and monsters, tricks and trust, fiery endings and new beginnings.

Winner of The London Book Fair CAMEO Award 2020 for Book to Audio adaptation.

And the game begins anew....

Meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children - the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead. Here, too, is Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future, Thor the thunderer, who defends Asgard with his fearsome strength and mighty hammer and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors. 

From the beginning of the universe in fire and ice, to the very end of the world, Ragnarok, these enthralling tales of gods, goddesses, dwarves and giants bring the ancient myths to vigorous life.

Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Colin Morgan, Natalie Dormer and Neil Gaiman himself are among the stellar cast in these spellbinding stories of old betrayals - and new hope.  

©2019 Neil Gaiman (P)2019 BBC Digital Audio

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Great fun

This was a wonderful little book. Entertaining, well delivered and easy-to-grasp. Overall just a nice, fun and easy time. Quality writing and production all the way!

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great production!

My only gripe is that it was too short.
I'd have loved the story of Thor and Utgard Loki

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  • 04-27-19

Just do it

What a brilliant format for learning about mythology. Very gripping, great acting, would highly recommend.

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  • J. Tomasevic
  • 02-22-19

Fabulous!

This radio production adds just the right balance of humour and dramatics to bring the myths successfully off the page. Great acting and editing. Hats off to the BBC.

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  • Jemma Branthwaite
  • 06-06-19

Really enjoyable and informative

I love the way the tales of Norse Mythology are told from the point of view of an old woman telling them to a child. The voices of the characters are perfect and bring the tales to life. Highly recommend!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-17-19

Brilliant!

I don't think they get better than this. The cast is great and the story's are timeless.

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  • 04-13-19

Very good dramatisation not all the stories

A very good performance and convincing company. They just missed a couple of my favourites stories from both the Neil Gaiman book and tweaked some to minimise the number of characters in a story.

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  • s horne
  • 12-20-21

fantastic performance

possibly the best performance I've heard on audible. I could see the story so clear because of sound effects and acting.

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  • 04-27-19

Great story telling time for children

All be it my 5month of son, Ragnar son of Ryan felt captured by this audible book one of which I have read and felt worthy of listening too as we try to calm our child without the constant brainwashing of kids TV. This was great to play on loudspeaker throughout the house and a well worthy listen.

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  • 04-14-21

A wonderful, short interpretation

I loved listening to every minute of this audiobook. Its a beautiful audioplay, emotional music in the backvround to underline the feelings that would come up. Voices were fitting, informative.

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  • 01-13-22

Well paced

it was well paced with a series of small stories. . . . .

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  • 11-27-21

A wonderful listening experience.

A fascinating and accessible introduction to Norse Mythology. Great cast. A profound atmosphere is created.

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  • Susan Giles
  • 09-12-21

Very good.

Although I wish this had been longer, I think the stories were carefully selected to tell a broader narrative, and it works. The performances and sound effects are excellent across the board. A minor gripe: at one point the storyteller informs a child who is worried about Loki being hurt that 'gods don't feel pain like you do'. Later on, she describes how earthquakes are caused by Loki writhing in pain. I understand this was an attempt to soften the brutality, but even a child will spot this inconsistency.

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  • Callum Lewis
  • 05-25-21

Amazing listen!

Definitely have to listen to this, my first audio book I've listened to and keen to here some more!

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  • jessica
  • 04-14-19

Well done

Very well done, love this take on the Norse myths and the Njordsdottir Easter egg. Gave me chills.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-19

Quite short

This was a very short adaptation which, while having higher production value, is outshone by other performances of the same material.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-04-21

Good book

Good book good story's reader did will able to draw u into the story was good