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Germanic Mythology: A Concise Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Germanic Myths

Narrated by: Gareth Johnson
Length: 1 hr and 24 mins

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Summary

This audiobook is dedicated to exploring the gods and goddesses the Germanic people worshiped, and within it, you will find subtopics like:

  • Historical background of Germanic colonies in Africa. 
  • Ancient Germanic traditions, like Christmas trees, that are still active today. 
  • Interesting anecdotes about the Nordic and Germanic languages. 
  • Wars, calendars, and other historical subtopics.
  • Early medieval records, archaeology, and other documents and objects that give us insights into the past. 
  • Germanic gods and goddesses and their background. 
  • Mythical giants, heroes, and legends.

Germanic mythology is intricate and complex, and the ideals behind their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This audiobook will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Germans and how these influences and some stories continue to live on throughout the centuries. 

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-18

A total waste of time - do not listen to this!

I paid about $5 for this audio "book", thinking I would learn something about Germanic Mythology. Duh, that's what the title promises! But listening to this piece of garbage was a total waste of time. The whole thing is 1.5 hours long, and in the entire first hour, there is ZERO (not just very little, but ZERO) information on Germanic Mythology. Instead, the listener is tortured with a random and totally disorganized collection of tidbits of information that sometimes have a vague connection to Germany, but often not even that. When the oeuvre finally does turn to Germanic Mythology in the last 30 mins, it again takes the form of a disorganized collection of data tidbits, and the listener comes away with no insight whatsoever into the topic supposedly covered by the "book". To add insult to injury, the narrator not only has an annoying and little modulated tone of voice, but clearly has no knowledge of (or even coaching in) German pronunciation. The way he pronounces German expressions is so badly mangled that I sometimes had to rewind and listen to a word several times to make out what he was trying to say. And I am a native speaker of German. I am seriously considering to ask AUDIBLE for my money back, but it's probably not worth another minute of my time... This is the second product I have purchased from AUDIBLE. The first one was acceptable, but not great. I'll try a few more times, but if this pattern continues, I will stop using the site, and tell all my friends about it. :o(

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