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Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

Narrated by: Kieran Culkin
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
4.5 out of 5 stars (310 ratings)

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Summary

Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon - the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost; it has fallen into enemy hands.

If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki - and the price he wants is very high.

©2016 Rick Riordan (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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Read too fast

It may just be me but I feel the narrator reads too fast at x1 speed, if you slow it down it's too slow. I couldn't find a happy median and so found the story rushed and not the relaxing listen that I hoped for. Although the story itself is well written and enjoyable.

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Brilliant

Loved the story, just brilliant. one dislike I preferred the previous voice reader from book one.

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Nice

This is a really good book and it’s good for people who want to know about the Norse gods

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Great fan but.....

I love the Magnus Chase stories but this is a terrible rendition. Read way to fast and with little feeling, please don't let the reader narrate another book.

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good story

had to slow the recording down below X1 or it sounded weird like a speed up spoof

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Oh, wow!

This audiobook is great. It's filed with loads of puns and jokes and to be honest this is the best audiobook I've heard yet.

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Great story

Really good listen i do have theory though that the Greek\roman ,Norse &Egyptian gods will be fighting each other possibly

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Wonderful listen

It was a bit jarring having a new narrator after coming straight from the previous book, but I grew to love him. I've been a long time fan of Riordan and the audio versions makes the new books easier for me to consume, now that I'm a full time student. Good book with a strong narrator.

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Another Riordan Classic

I have read many of his books but to hear them brought to life in audio is fantastic. Culkin's approach and delivery is amazing it's a must hear. This is the 2nd of the Magnus Chase trilogy and is as excellent as the first, cannot wait to listen to the final one. If you love adventure and mythology check this series out.

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  • 15-11-18

Good

Overall a very good book, very interesting storyline, many thrilling chapters and a gripping Lisen on audible.👍

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  • Kim Young Ju
  • 09-08-19

perfect

the story was great, but the reader was terrible
I LOVE YOU RICK RIORDAN .

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  • Saranit Vongkiatkajorn
  • 17-09-17

Another great addictions to the series.

I like how we get to know more about Hearthstone's background in the second volume in the series. The initial setup for the plot felt more force than Mr. Roardian's usually cleverly plotted tales, but overall, the characters were great (including the new addition to floor 19) and the jokes were funny. :) Can't wait until the next book becomes available in my country.

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  • anto joseph
  • 25-01-17

Superb

Amazing voice modulation....if this guy doesn't voice the sequel I'll be very disappointed..
but if they got a girl to say the female roles even better

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  • Allen
  • 04-11-17

The story just doesn't hold it together

I've enjoyed the other series but this story just isn't compelling enough or makes enough sense to hold it together.

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