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Treasury of Norse Mythology

Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love and Revenge
Narrated by: Christina Moore
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (117 ratings)

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Classic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.

©2015 Donna Jo Napoli (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Wanted to enjoy ...Just couldn't listen

I love Norse mythology. I grew up on the tales of Oden, Freyja, Thor and Loki. I wanted to listen to these wonderful tales and hear the delight of the storyteller as she wove these myths into fantastic yarns. But this readers mispronunciation of the names, the dry- almost disinterested storytelling made listening to this book a chore.

It almost made me feel akin to Loki, being bound by Narfi's end-trails and having venom dripped into my ears.

This is one to avoid!

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Diffcult to Listen

Not a good book for audio - very difficult to follow, is not the right format for audio

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Too much editorializing for my taste

I came for the cool Norse mythology, not to hear the actions of ancient gods and heroes criticized through a lens of modern sensibilities. Also, it is all very backhanded and passive-aggressive - maybe it was meant to be sarcastic and funny, like OSP on YouTube, but it comes across as bitter and judgemental and I just couldn't put up with it anymore. YMMV of course.

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Good Listen

I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of stories. It was interesting and the narrator did well.

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Big disappointment

I know that this is a book for children. However, I expected more culture and less slang. My tween knows, and considers obsolete, yikes and double yikes. On the other hand, I would prefer that my younger children learn that you need to discuss a situation to find a solution instead of 'hashing it out'.

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Fantastic

Story is innately amazing. the reader gives great breath to these characters. If you want to learn of Viking culture, start here.

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A little short

Good narrator, good story. Unfortunately its very short.

(just filling out word requirements, kinda dumb)

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Very Informative and Interesting

Well read and creatively written. I especially enjoyed the history at the end. I'd recommend for anyone wanting a basic idea of Norse mythology. I'd even read it to children 10 and older.

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