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Myths of the Norsemen

Narrated by: Philip Bird
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

In the frozen lands of the North gods, men and giants battle in a ceaseless round of adventure. The mighty sagas of the Norsemen are brought vividly to life in another classic recording. In the Beginning; Odin, King and Father; The Walls of Asgard; The Golden Apples; Thor in the Land of the Giants; The Lost Hammer; Loki Learns a Lesson; Fenrir the Wolf.

©1997 Montgomery Music Ltd (P)1997 Montgomery Music Ltd

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“...keep the children gripped on the classics and rekindle the imaginations of 6-10 year-olds, almost ignored by children's radio and bludgeoned by Aussie soaps and Hollywood special effects....” ( The Guardian)

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Great, reminds me of my childhood.

This is a fantastic audiobook, brilliant narration and equally great stories.

I used to have this audiobook on tape when I was younger and this brings back all the memories of long car journeys listening to the mischief of Loki and the other gods all trying to make things better.



Highly recommended, especially as an introduction to norse myths for young children.

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Enjoyable, relaxing, educational.

I know this is targeted at children, but as an adult I have thoroughly enjoyed this. The stories are fab and the narrator is brilliant. A great first step into norse mythology. A nice easy listen that is not overly complicated. Don't expect a classics degree education from it though! I will happily listen to this again.

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  • 31-12-16

pretty good

This was pretty good, well worth listening to. However, some key stories were left out, like Odin losing his eye and the death of Balder, both of which are important in the mythology. At times the production is a little melodramatic, but I am glad I got it.

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  • 30-12-17

Awesome Performance

Loved it. Narrator made this book even better than it already would have been on it's own if I'd have read it from it's pages. I've listened to 3 audio books of Norse mythology and this has been my favorite so far.