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Summary

Introducing: A Captivating Guide to the Gods, Sagas and Beliefs The Celts were a people who lived throughout central Europe from about the 500s BC to the AD 700s. In this audiobook, you will discover the various aspects of Celtic beliefs, gods, and sagas gaining a general overall picture of their culture. Their stories will be brought to life so all the details are more than merely a bunch of dry facts. We will enter their world and recreate it in as much detail as possible, from the little bit we know for certain, combined with ancillary facts from the various sciences. With each chapter, you will get a fanciful glimpse into the very personal world of the Celts. Each narrative is there to help you understand the Celtic viewpoint and why their beliefs held such powerful relevance in their society. Just some of the questions and topics covered in this audiobook include:
  • Celtic Animism
  • Universal Celtic Gods
  • Local Irish Celt Gods
  • Local Gallic Celt Gods
  • Celtic Sagas: The Cycles
  • Celtic Beliefs: Animal and Human Sacrifice
  • The Wicker Man
  • Celtic Beliefs: Reincarnation
  • Celtic Beliefs: Matriarchy
  • And much more!
Listen to this audiobook now to learn more!
©2017 Matt Clayton (P)2017 Matt Clayton

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shockingly dreadful

I'm sorry but an English man reading an Irish and gaelic story who has obviously never bothered to research or learn the Gaelic pronunciation of any of the words, phrases or names is both shocking and insulting.

The "stories" are terribly told, it's like he is reading from 20 different short story books randomly found online and then spent a day reading baby names and taking quotes for the name meanings.

My advise is for everyone to avoid this offensive gobldy gook as it is everything but informative, a guide or anything to do with true Gaelic mythology.

I actually find the book this highly offensive from the first word spoken, this is an insult to my culture and heritage.

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Shockingly poor pronunciation of Celtic names

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No way - as the stories and characters are “literally lost" due to mispronunciation!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Celtic Mythology is a major interest of mine but the narration of these time loved stories became unbearable. On several occasions I actually thought I was being introduced to a new hero/myth until eventually I was able to "translate" the narrators phonetic interpretation of Gallic, Gaelic / Celt names. The narrator’s mispronunciation wasn't even consistent it changed as he read. Very Poor and a significant opportunity lost, the publisher could have been imaginative and grounded the centre of the Celtic World by picking a narrator with an appropriate regional/Celtic Nation accent (whichever accent that might be).

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So disappointing even though it made my kids laugh for all the wrong reasons.

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Thorough and informative

Very informative. Answered some questions and made me ask a few more. I enjoyed the read. I will recommend to friends and family.

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Worth to listen!!

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Interesting retelling using more modern language/attitudes. I really like that it was simple, yet very thorough. I felt like I learned a lot and wanted to keep listening each time.

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Loved & liked

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Believed there would be more knowledge. Thought it is bigger and can help me learn more about the lost Celtic culture.

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  • Li
  • 19-12-17

Informative and great book to listen

This was a fun listen and while not a deep dive into the Celtic myths, certainly a great primer and starting point upon which further listening and exploration can be built. I wasn't bored st the whole time, I enjoyed and easy-to-follow and flowing prose.

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considerably interesting

You will get to know more of the different gods and goddesses and other characters that will captivate your interest. I am learning so much about the gods from that time. Great book

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God's true Spirit

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It's nice to listen about Ireland before the church took over and the Celtic culture became even more limited more.

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marvelous detail in this book

I have always been interested in the stories from Greek & Roman mythology, and am just now becoming more interested in "recovering my roots" and learning more about the mythology from my own Celtic background. This book was a great way to begin learning those stories.

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A Classic

I've learned so much about the myths that form the basis for so much of our language and cultural references.I absolutely love mythology and this book is amazing with its description. I love the stories and how she incorporated the different beliefs in one book!

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  • Sheila Lopez
  • 10-12-17

Easy to follow.

Good over all summarized review on Celtics mythology. I came here to learn more about human sacrifice, but they didn't cover that in depth, but over all the book was good. The short stories were nice too.

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  • James
  • 29-04-18

Good Information in a Confusing Manor

There was a lot of information in here but it was poorly organized. Also, Celtic pronociation was often wrong.

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  • Mary John
  • 12-01-18

Celtic Myths and legends!!!

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This book gives a good erudite overview of the old myths. Though, if you are listening to a good book with which to learn the myths or to explain to your children. A good book but only to a point.

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  • Madisons
  • 10-01-18

Excellent, perfect

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Excellent, perfect and thorough work of analysis. The author has done his homework and examined many original sources to give us an outstanding insight into the life of the celts and their mythology.

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  • Micky
  • 21-10-17

A wonderful blend of history and story

Captivating, informative and fun present. Thankfulness to this book, now i have a solid belief of the Celtic gods and how the gods and nature were tangled and pure to the Celtic people. I urge anyone involved in ancient mythology to LISTEN to this AUDIObook and to further analyze this topic by Matt...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-07-18

Great book<br />

Is a great book the narrator did a great job telling a story love it

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  • Jared
  • 18-05-18

it's a start but

it helps tell of how the Celtic peoples were wide spread and the pronunciation of the various names was very valuable but the book tries to cram too much into only two hours or so. it feels rushed and jumbled in too many places.

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  • Anthony Smith
  • 28-04-18

Great narration

Great narration it brought the book to life. I enjoyed this book. Looking for more

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  • Lanea
  • 17-04-18

Absolutely terrible pronunciation throughout

What did you like about this audiobook?

It is vital for a reader to actually learn to pronounce the names in proto-Celtic, Irish, and Welsh mythology to be able to read such material effectively. This reader apparently doesn't even know how to pronounce the name of "Lyon" in France, and apparently made no effort to learn the more difficult names of deities, places, books, or any other thing included in the text. I'm downright insulted by the laziness of this production.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Absolutely not.

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  • Silver
  • 12-01-18

Just as described

Well written book to add to my collection for historical research purposes.It's composed of lots of good details and information.
I don't normally buy used books so I was a little hesitant about doing so, but after getting my purchase I will happily consider used in the future, thanks, Amazon...