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Norse Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Norse Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Legends, Sagas and Myths of the Norse Gods and Heroes

Narrated by: Dryw McArthur
Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)
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Summary

Explore captivating myths of the Norse Gods and heroes

The stories from Norse mythology linger in our culture today. Four days of our week are named after members of the Norse pantheon (Tyr, Woden [Odin], Thor, and Frigg). Wagner’s Ring Cycle has kept one version of one of the great Norse stories alive in the minds of music lovers. Fans of modern fantasy will find many echoes of the Norse tales as well. Something in these old and puzzling stories still has the power to move and unsettle us and to inspire new acts of creation.  

This audiobook will give you a brief introduction to some of the best-known myths found in the primary sources. This audiobook includes a glossary of names in case you need help keeping track of a rather large cast of characters. Enjoy your explorations!  

Within this audiobook, you'll find the following Norse myths and topics covered: 

  • The creation of the worlds
  • The building of Asgard
  • Why Odin has one eye and Tyr has one hand
  • The mead of poetry
  • Loki the thief
  • Love and trouble
  • Thor the bride
  • Thor’s adventures in Utgard
  • Odin the host and Odin the guest
  • Andvari’s curse
  • Regin and Sigurd
  • Sigurd and the dragon
  • The marriage of Sigurd
  • Brynhild’s betrayal
  • The death of Sigurd
  • The passing of Balder
  • Ragnarök
  • Grace Note: The story of Rolf Krake

Get the audiobook now and learn more about Norse mythology!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.  

©2018 Matt Clayton (P)2018 Matt Clayton

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great collection

This is a great if you're looking for an introduction to Norse mythology, but it doesn't go much further than that. I'm glad I read it and it was a nice collection of Norse mythology, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it over any other collection.

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go forward


Terrific retelling of the more important/interesting Norse myths, making sense of what is pretty darn confusing when you listen the originals.

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a novel


A novelization of the adventures of the Norse gods and goddesses, this book will be most enjoyed by those already familiar with Norse mythology

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still good


It is a rather simplistic view of the Norse gods! Still informative for those not well versed on the subject!

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Packed with great information

I love this book a lot! Thanks so much to Matt for his unique and amazing way of storytelling on the subject of Norse Mythology. What enjoyable stories.

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I really enjoyed the book

Makes revisiting and learning anew about stories and characters I grew up reading a delight. Well researched and nicely written. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

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Change bad habits into good

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it's beautiful, I LISTEN to it and almost exploded with happiness. I used the microwave to make fresh cookies to help me calm down. This is best read when eating cookies on a warm day in the sun.

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Great book

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A deep dive into the Norse myths, certainly a great primer and starting point upon which further reading and exploration can be built. Norse mythology has always interested me. The stories are well told.

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Decent modern telling

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I think will provide entertainment for the casual and seasoned reader alike. They're like fairy tales for adults. I would like to see Matt write one epic novel about the Norse gods, but I'm not sure if he is interested. Recommended.

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Would recommend.

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This presentation of Norse myths was written in a wonderfully accessible manner that made them fun and interesting. It was great fun. It was easy to understand. This book made for a surprisingly pleasant evening.