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Celtic Mythology: Fascinating Myths and Legends of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monster from the Ancient Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Brittany Mythology

Narrated by: Neil Hamilton
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

Do you know that the Ancient Celts believed that their ancestors are all demigods?

Celtic mythology entrances many people as it has so many tales of heroism. It is steeped in history, mythology, wonder, adventure, and even romance. 

Some of the stories included are:

  • Irish Myths: "Children of Lir", "The Wooing Of Étain", "The Cattle Raid of Cooley", and "The Salmon of Knowledge"
  • Welsh Myths: The four branches of Mabinogi and stories of Lyr’s descendants
  • Scottish Myths: "Blue Men of Minch", "Sawney Bean", and "Myth of the Selkie"
  • Breton Myths: "Sword of Arthur" and "Arthur’s Giant"
  • And many other amazing tales!

Get this audiobook and discover a fascinating world when you listen to Celtic Mythology!

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Disappointe.

Narrator was poorly chosen, his pronouncing of Welsh names was painfully done and inaccurate Thus, it cast doubt upon the accuracy of his pronouncing of Irish, Scottish or any Celtic name. The sections described at the start of the book were not given anything other than un-referenced and un-dscribed chapter numbers. The overall reading failed to follow any particular path, making it unclear if the tales followed chronologically or not and didn't give sufficient background information to enable the reader to put each narrative into its proper context. Overall, very disappointing.

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Why have a reader who can’t pronounce Celtic names

Very frustrating to listen to. The reader (Neil Hamilton) struggles far too much with the pronunciation. What’s the problem with getting someone who actually knows how to pronounce these ancient names? It’s sad because it spoils the whole thing. I can’t listen to it.

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very interesting but narrator butchers Irish words

the poor pronunciation of Irish names was very frustrating. loved these stories as a child

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enjoyed the book bit too short

some great stories just wish was longer. performance was good, I would recommend to others as an introduction to celtic myths.

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stop getting English people to narrate our history

the man reading this audiobook sounds like he has never seen a book before, let alone seen the words in languages which are not his own. I got as far as the first chapter before his waffling and offensive impressions of Irish words made me switch off. the content sounds great, so it's a real shame that this English guy was hired to talk about a history he has no connection to. do better.

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Easy to listen to! Great start.

Lovely book expanding on mythologies and history across all celtic realms. Very interesting and enjoyable while not being too dense. Great introduction to anything Celtic myths!