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  • Norse Mythology

  • Learn About Viking History, Myths, Norse Gods, and Legends
  • By: Amy Hughes
  • Narrated by: Valentina Di Paola
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)

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Summary

Step into the fantastical realm of Norse gods, heroes, and mighty Vikings!

Are you fascinated with the legends of Norse gods and want to find out more? Are you a student looking for a comprehensive guide on Norse mythology and history? Do you want to find out the real, fascinating history of the Vikings? 

If so, keep reading and dive deep into this captivating guide on Norse mythology! This audiobook is designed to academic standards, but in a simple, easy-to-listen style that will appeal to everyone! 

Paying attention to every detail, Amy Hughes collected many stories, myths, legends, and tales of the pagan Scandinavian rituals, gods, and heroes. Narrated in such a descriptive way, the stories will transfer you to a time long gone, and you’ll feel as if you’re been a witness to the Viking’s incredible history!

But this book does not only present the mythological, abstract world of Scandinavian beliefs and religion. Aside from a thorough presentation of the Viking’s pantheon, this book delves into the real history of the fascinating northern European culture.

Here’s what you’ll discover inside this audiobook: 

  • A guide on the Vikings origins, including their language, calendar, society structure, and military conquests
  • Historic tales of the Viking’s customs, art, and shipbuilding craft
  • A guide on the Norse creation myths 
  • A presentation of the Norse pantheon
  • A detailed description of many Norse gods and heroes
  • And much, much more!

What makes this audiobook different from all the others is the thoroughness of the research the author’s done, to be able to present to you the comprehensive, complex world of the mighty Vikings.

Aside from it being a popular listen for students and anyone interested in mythologies, it’s a great audiobook to entertain your children with. They’ll be delighted with the stories of brave warriors, proud shield-maidens, huge wooden ships, and battles of the gods! 

Immerse yourself in the mythological world, discover fun historical facts and impress everyone with your knowledge on the Vikings!

Click on the "buy now" button to get the audiobook today. 

©2020 Amy Hughes (P)2020 Amy Hughes

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Absurd choice for narrator.

The content itself is good - Covering quite a large array of topics. This though is pretty much ruined by the narrator. I can't quite comprehend how this publisher thought that this narrator was remotely suitable for narrating this work. I've never been so frustrated with an audiobook - You have to put a significant amount of effort into actually understanding what this narrator is saying most of the time, with mispronunciations abound and, as others have stated, long pauses before she pronounces many words. I have unfortunately had to completely abandon this work and bought the book to read directly.

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Bad narrator

The narrative is very bad. She tries to pronounce every word correctly which results in long pauses and discountiuty of sentences. The book itself mostly pictures the family tree of North gods rather than describing the North mythology. I was not satisfied with this book.

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That voice

It's the voice and pronunciation that's putting me off massively. The story's are fine tho.

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Simple and awesome

The book itself is easy to listen and as it is a collection of myths, you can quite easily stop between myths, if for example you have to go to work and actually do something rather than just read

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Good tales, well retold

As a kid, I was fascinated by myths. The Greek and Roman myths were the most accessible, the Finnish stuff was just weird, but there was something really special about the Norse myths. The author verbalized it nicely for me: due to the prophecies, the Gods know they're going to lose, but they fight anyway; and we know they're going to lose, but we side with them anyway - because they're on the side of right.

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Brilliant !!!

An easy to follow and engaging telling of the Norse stories, fascinating to learn where the old Norse still remains in our world today. The only downside to the book is that is feels a bit short, through no fault of the author , just because sadly through the changes in the world so many of the stories have been lost.

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I like it!!

I've always wanted to get a good grounding in Norse mythology, but not sure where to start; while avoiding overly childish, or academic extremes. So far, it feels like this hits the balance.

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Absolutely awesome

Absolutely awesome. I miss all those beautiful idiots already! And that bittersweet ending was just the cherry on top. It's so refreshing to hear stories of Gods that aren't omniscient. Who suffer some of the same weaknesses of man. And Thor! That guy was hilarious! The way you told the stories, like we were sitting around a campfire, was utterly brilliant.

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Interesting but the narrator is AWFUL

Oh dear me, this is a good book, however what let’s it down massively is the narrator. She sounds like a computer. Dreadful! I had to turn the book off because I couldn’t listen to her past chapter 1 which is a shame because it’s a good book.

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Lack of suitable words

The narration... Is absolutely terrible. Both english and norse words are pronounced in annoying and wrong ways. I struggled to finish it because of this. The book it self is not totaly bad. But the narration ruined it for me.

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  • 25-05-20

Reader who is not fluent in English

Who thought it was a great idea to have a non-English speaking reader? The subject matter was interesting enough, but I couldn’t get past the reader. If you are going to use somebody who can’t speak English at least use a Scandinavian that can’t pronounce the Norse names correctly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-20

Not disappointing

I very much looked forward to this release, knowing the author would bring a new point of view in his retelling of classic Norse myths. He did not disappoint, and this book was a swift in clear prose style. I enjoyed the subtle humor that only enhanced a story where appropriate, and did not alter the pace of the legends.

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  • Alexis Bell
  • 25-06-21

Very Entertaining

I pove how this story goes through the history of my deities. I loved it

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  • Tatika P
  • 25-03-21

I tried to get past the narration but couldn’t

What I could understand of the information was interesting. However, I couldn’t get past the first chapter because of the terrible narration. Her accent was so thick, I spent most of the time trying to understand what she was saying rather than being able to enjoy the content.
I may buy the physical book but had to return this audible selection.

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  • Kailey
  • 04-03-21

Great idea, awful book

There were alot of facts that weren't accurate, and the writing was horrible. Some sentences were a whole paragraph, and it made it very hard to follow along. Also, the narrarator was hard to understand as well.

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  • Jesse
  • 18-02-21

Interesting Choice of Narrator

Valentina Di Paola is a fine narrator in her native tongue, I’m certain (genuinely no sarcasm).

But there’s an insurmountable contextual break for me in hearing her narrate Norse mythology while carrying such a strong accent.

This leads to some obvious mispronunciation of fundamental English words, with magnificent pronunciation of some Scandinavian words, and absolutely off-the-wall pronunciations of others, leaving me to guess if the Scandinavian words were correct in the first place.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-20

Finishing is good

I only knew the basics of Norse Mythology so I was excited to learn more about it. It is clear that the author has a great interest in the subject and he put a lot of care into it. These are stories that have been told over and over again and this is another retelling to pass through the countless generations these stories have survived.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-20

Wonderful

I read various Norse myths years ago for an English class, and I really enjoyed them. The retold myths read easily and both remain true to the source material while not seeming antiquated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-20

Okay

Overall is good. I'll recommend you all guys to try once, though I'm not fully satisfied. May be I expected more .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-05-20

Average

The book is not so good or not so bad. It seemed average to me. It's my personal opinion though.