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  • Celtic Myths & Legends Retold, Book 1
  • By: Daniel Allison
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Scottish Myths and Legends

By: Daniel Allison
Narrated by: Angus King
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Summary

The blue-skinned old woman who made the mountains. Finfolk, selkies, and the Makers of Dreams. Within these sections are the little-known stories of Scotland, collected and retold by an oral storyteller who performs them throughout the world. From folk-tales and local legends to ancient epics, these stories will astonish and delight listeners everywhere.

Daniel Allison is a USA Today best-selling author and acclaimed oral storyteller who performs everywhere from schools and prisons to global festivals. He hosts the House of Legends podcast and is the author of The Orkney Cycle, Silverborn, Scottish Myths & Legends, and Finn & the Fianna.

©2020 Daniel Allison (P)2022 Daniel Allison

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Enthralling. Highly recommended.

I got this book with the intention of having something that would keep me planted beside my massive towering needing-to-be- folded-laundry pile and this, was my temptation and reward for getting down the pile. I checked the weather, picked a windy stormy day, I put the slow cooker on and settled in and sure enough, I was not only riveted, but afterwards the pile was sorted. It took a while I kept stopping to listen, enraptured. Although the number of times I had to remind myself get back to it because I was so caught up in the story I'd stopped and was tensely waiting to see EEEKKKK what's going to happen!? Didn't the cook tell the butler, it's a giant, they don't exactly whisper.
There's none of the same old same old stories that I've read or heard repeated everywhere without interest or any sense of life. These are new stories I hadn't heard before. He has a great voice that I enjoyed listening to, he was familiar with the stories and his intonation that makes it seem like he's in the room with you rather than reading the stories out in a booth.
His sense of timing that that really draws you in and adds the little details that really helps immerse and help you visualise what is happening. He's a master of timing, the pauses, just for long enough to not get impatient. A few times the children came and sat with me and listened to a story before heading back out to play. A few times we even had to pause it because they got so excited. We have some story time set up with this for later this week during the thunder storm that we may be getting. Will absolutely get the next one audiobook and the books.

I will add my children are unimpressed with me going "young beauty, I have come far to find out who has made this mess that is all still over the floor, if you will help me tidy it up now you won't be sent to tidy your bedroom on your own".

Edit to add, Oooh the outrage at the stoor worm, the children were most impressed at the king only bothering to do something when it was his own daughter about to be munched.

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Fantastic!

Absolutely wonderful collection of Scottish tales, brilliantly told by author and narrator. Couldn't stop listening!

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Wonderful!

Scottish fairy tales for adults! For any Angus King/DCI Logan fans, this has got it all. Logan, Tyler, Sinead, Moira and even Hoon! Loved it!!! Well done Angus.

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Relaxing bedtime sleep aid

All I can say is that Angus King has a great voice because I fall asleep almost immediately when I start playing the book- it makes me feel like a kid tucked up warm in bed with a parent reading. I have a stressful job and often tend to worry. So I go to bed earlier at nine now and then when my husband follows up later, he turns it off because I’m deep asleep. So far, I can’t tell you how good the stories are but I hope to find out!

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a brilliant book

I loved this audible, a great collection of Scottish myths and legends with several stories I hadn't heard before. Has a great Scottish narrator, who draws you in and feels like you could be listening to an old bard or skald telling the stories of his home. a brilliant book, would read again.

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Great stories

really loved it. Great stories told really well by the narrator. got me through a couple days of very boring work. I could zone out and get pulled into every tale. I would highly recommend it

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Loved it!

Definitely worth an enjoyable listen if you want to learn more about Scottish myths and be mighterly entertained :-D

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Great introduction to Scottish Herritage

I loved hearing these stories, both funny and meaningful, followed podcasts for more. Great listen.

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Captivating!

Loved this, the stories were so interesting...a couple of gory moments but the narrator was brilliant and I was captivated!

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I liked it

Short stories. Some good some not so good.
I will be looking for more.
The reader does an excellent job.

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