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Summary

Odd's luck has been bad so far. He lost his father on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree and the winter seems to be going on forever. But when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change.

The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse gods trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods....

Can a 12-year-old boy reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods? With Neil Gaiman's wit and style, this story transcends the everyday and becomes a humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.

©2010 Neil Gaiman (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

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A short story gift from a fantasy genius.

What a lovely little gem. A perfect listen for adults and kids.

Neil Gaiman takes you into a wonderful imaginative adventure and one more time shows that he's an artist in the way he layers his writing... there are just so many hidden meanings in Odd's story. It is interesting, fun and beautiful.

The only thing is that you really need to love the author's style to spend a whole credit or money on such a short book. From a Gaiman addict: it was well worth it.

Narration is perfect. Having book well read by its creator is a simple pleasure.

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I liked it

It was very enjoyable. I think that this little story will be great both for adults and children alike

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Nice little short story.

Definitely what I was expecting, but a really nice short story. Odd was a nice character, and I really liked Neil's use of mythology throughout this story, and how he included the gods without them being overpowering. Would recommend if on discount only, not for a credit.

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Loved it

I’m really pleased I’ve found this author. I had no idea most of my favourite TV and radio series are actually his.

Me and my daughter (6yrs) lived listening to it.

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Good story, great narration

I won’t give spoilers, but it’s a good, whimsical, Norse story. I just want to say that Neil’s narration sets it off wonderfully. He has a soothing lilt that fits the story perfectly.

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Kids loved this

Neil Gaiman brought a great tale and told it superbly
I would recommend to anyone

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A Fantastical Audio Book Not Just For Children.

Do not mistake that this audio book is just for children, if you do you would be so very wrong and miss out on another of Neil's great books. Though not all that long, it is highly entertaining, funny at times and where needed accurate for a book of fiction. I really truely, highly and totally recommend this Audio Book without any reservations whatsoever.
Just sit back With the grandkids or kids and let Young and Old alike really enjoy.

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Odd and the Frost Giants

I loved it and couldn't stop listening to it. If it was an emoji this is what it would be!!!😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Skilful and sublime

Another wonderful tale, beautifully told by Neil Gaiman. I can’t wait to read this with my class while we study the Vikings.

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short but sweet

this is far more accessible than his "Norse mythology" book although the two complement each other extremely well. Hainan also does a great job narrating his own work and it's always nice when you can hear the words the way the author wanted.

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The book is warm and interesting.

Great tale very suitable to retold to my children :) Author is brilliant as always!

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  • Alexander Pratyev
  • 13-03-17

amazing!

Gaiman is perfect as always. Though this novel is very short its beautiful and Gaimans voice is really amazing. Plot is good but short and more linear, without any really unpredictable twists. Though atmosphere is good.