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The Saga of the Volsungs

With the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok
Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)
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From the translator of the best-selling Poetic Edda comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature.

Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members - including, among others, the dragon slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

©2017 Jackson Crawford (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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WELL DONE!

Dr. Jackson Crawford has outdone himself yet again. He has taken information that has been hidden in an ivory tower for years and adapted it for a modern audience. Thank you. Hackett publishing needs to offer more contracts for more books from this guy.

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Great story in a solid translation

My favorite Icelandic saga, and Crawford's new translation is solid, though odd in a few places, but that's typical of most of the translations into English. What's even more odd is that Crawford did the narration himself, and while a good scholar and translator, a professional reader would have been a much better choice.

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  • Naomi
  • 02-07-19

Excellent reading

The narrator is the translator, and a Professor of Scandinavian studies, so he imparts real emotional tone and inflection in all the (apparent) right places. Loved it.