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    Editors Select, February 2017 - Norse Mythology. Neil Gaiman. A project he's been working on for seven years, narrated by Gaiman himself. This book made me weak in the knees. Neil really lives this stuff, and you can tell he has a passion for the subject matter. As he points out in the prologue, myths are an oral tradition, and the best thing about them is how they change and evolve with each telling. And so they do here as Gaiman gives these ancient cultural tales a divine sense of character and voices the plethora of monsters, humans, gods, and giants exceptionally well. I swear, the moment you start listening to these intricate and enchanting tales, you won't want to leave the world that Neil has so deliberately crafted to be relatable, visionary, and entertaining. --Michael, Audible Editor 

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    Introducing an instant classic - master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths. 

    Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly reincarnating Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaiman's deft and witty prose emerges the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again. 

     Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.  

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

    ©2017 Neil Gaiman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Neil Gaiman's retelling of Norse myths is destined to become a classic for both his sure-footed stories and his captivating performance.... The tales seem timeless, and Gaiman's melodic narration so strongly echoes the oral tradition of myths that it's as if the narrator has stepped out of the stories themselves." (AudioFile)

    "In 'Norse Mythology,' Gaiman brings voice to the old myths so viscerally that listening to the audiobook every night for a week, I thought my bedroom might explode into Valhalla.... In fact the entire Norse pantheon, including dwarves and giants and demons, plays out as vividly as a novel or film.... Hearing the great myths spoken in a language from my present with a trace of ancient history physically broke me open, Gaiman's voice bringing the characters to life." (The New York Times Book Review)

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    I have always had a great interest in Norse Mythology and this book was the first book I have read on this subject. Reading "Norse Mythology" made me want to read even more on the...well...Norse Mythology.
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    Apart from that, what made reading this book even more interesting is having the audiobook along with it. Neil Gaiman's passion and enthusiasm in narrating this book simply makes it better!
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    As for the title of my review...
    I chose it because Týr deserves all the respect and admiration one could give, and thus, I entitled my review as so.

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    Great audiobook!

    This audiobook is great! The chosen myths are very interesting and quite entertaining. The audio is clear and well performed by the author himself (something I do appreciate). I definitely recommend it.

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    • Jefferson
    • 24/02/2017

    A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

    Near the end of the only romantic happy ending story in Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology (2017), Gaiman makes a brilliantly ironic aside: "Their wedding was blessed, and some say their son, Fjolnir, went on to become the first king of Sweden. He would drown in a vat of mead late one night, hunting in the darkness for a place to piss."

    In his introduction, Gaiman says that "I've tried my best to retell these myths and stories as accurately as I can, and as interestingly as I can. . . . I hope that they paint a picture of a world and a time" of "long winter nights" and "the unending daylight of midsummer," when people "wanted to know . . . what the rainbow was, and how to live their lives, and where bad poetry comes from." He achieves his aims.

    Gaiman also explains what fascinated him as a boy about the myths: they are full of tragic heroes and villains "with their own doomsday: Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods, the end of it all." In both Norse and Greek mythologies the gods and goddesses are powerful, flawed beings who embody human traits or forces of nature and give appropriate justice or unexpected trouble, and who appear in stories that feature origins, metamorphoses, and ethical messages on hospitality, oath keeping, and the like. But in the Greek myths, the main gods and goddesses just keep going.

    Gaiman first introduces the three main "players" of the myths: Odin ("highest and oldest of all the gods," the wise, far-seeing, "all-father"), Thor (the thunder god, son of Odin, strongest, simplest, and most violent of the gods), and Loki (blood-brother of Odin, the supreme trickster, father of monsters, maker of an interesting but unsafe world). He relates the creation of the nine worlds and gods and giants. And then he tells thirteen stories. (Though they should be read in sequence, each story can stand alone, for Gaiman repeats a few details when referring to something in a later story that he's already introduced in an earlier one.)

    The first two tales ("Mimir's Head and Odin's Eye" and "The Treasures of the Gods") detail how Odin got extra wisdom and how Loki staged (and interfered with) a magical artifact competition between two teams of dwarves. Then follow an assortment of violent comedy fantasy stories like "The Master Builder" (a reckless bargain, an amazing builder, and some cross-species conception), "Freya's Unusual Wedding" (the theft of Thor's hammer and some comical cross-dressing), and "Hymir and Thor's Fishing Expedition" (an outrageous tall tale). Interspersed among those are an origin story "The Mead of the Poets" (war + spit + blood + honey + dwarves + sex + eagles = mead and bards), an ominous story "The Children of Loki" (the fates of Loki's monstrous kids), and a love story "The Story of Gerd and Frey" (even a god may fall in love with a giantess). Ending things are a tragedy ("The Death of Balder"), a punishment ("The Last Days of Loki"), and an apocalypse ("Ragnarok").

    Before Norse Mythology, I read the beautifully illustrated D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (1967) for children. I found that the humor, violence, imagination, pathos, and plots are essentially the same in both, but that Gaiman gives more emotional, psychological, and physical detail. For example, what the D'Aulaires write in one sentence ("The mead made the gnomes feel so grand that they recklessly killed an old jotun, and when his wife came looking for him, they slew her too"), Gaiman develops for pages. Gaiman adds to the myths his own vision and "joy and creation."

    Gaiman writes more violence, scatology, and sex than the D'Aulaires do, as when he recounts Thor doing what he does best ("Methodically, enthusiastically, one after the next, Thor killed all the giants of the waste, until the earth ran black and red with their blood"), or Odin escaping as an eagle ("Odin blew some of the mead out of his behind, a splattery wet fart of foul-smelling mead right in Suttung's face, blinding the giant and throwing him off Odin's trail"), or Odin seducing a giantess (nude bodies and nuzzling). His renewal finale, when golden chess pieces representing the gods, Loki, and the giants are found lying scattered in the grass, is more numinous and less Christian than the D'Aulaires'. He also belongs to the contemporary villain revision trend, making Loki and some monsters (like his children Hel and Fenris) a little more understandable and sympathetic than do the D'Aulaires.

    In dialogue Gaiman writes a few jarring modern idioms, like "The temperature was all over the place" and "What kind of woman do you think I am?" And he tends to overuse fairy tale superlatives (e.g., "the gods drink the finest ale there ever was or ever will be" vs. the original Poetic Edda's "And now the gods/drink good beer").

    But his writing is wonderful. His style features rich Norsy alliteration and description, like "a murky mist that cloaked everything hung heavily." He writes apt and evocative similes, like "She laughed as loudly as a calving glacier." He's often funny, e.g., "He tossed them [a pair of nefarious dwarfs], still bound and soaking, into the bottom of the boat, where they wriggled uncomfortably, like a couple of bearded lobsters." He writes a terrifying apocalypse: "The misty sky will split apart with the sound of children screaming." He's a master of the neat parenthesis, like, "(that was Naglfar, the Death Ship, made from the untrimmed fingernails of the dead)."

    Gaiman is in fine fettle reading his audiobook. His Loki, Thor, Fenris, giants, and ogre lord are great. His wit, enthusiasm, and pauses and emphases are engaging. When a pretty giantess says to Odin, "my father would get quite irritable if he thought that I was giving away his mead to every good looking stranger who penetrated this mountain fastness," Gaiman pauses archly after "penetrated" to make us expect "penetrated his daughter." He paints aural illustrations the equivalent of the D'Aulaires' wonderful pictures. Listening to Gaiman's audiobook was a pleasure.

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    • William Taylor
    • 10/05/2018

    As good as it gets without the old texts

    Neil Gaiman nails the old tales in this book. If you're looking for great stories, impressive mythical storyscapes and a good time stop here and spend some time with the Norse Myths. Dwarfs, fallen gods, heroes, Thor's hammer, loss, sorrow, triumphs - it's all there.

    Love the Gaiman not only provides a forward where he explains his love of the Norse Myths, but that he narrates this one himself - his passion comes through in the telling. Also, as someone who has read direct translations of the original codex I'm pleased to report Gaiman stays true to the best records we have while updating the telling to be compatible with modern English - the old language can be very difficult to follow when translated literally. You'll thank Gaiman for bringing the language up to contemporary standards for you.

    If you are interested for either educations purposes (i.e what are the real myths, not the pop culture versions of Thor, Odin or Loki) or for the love of some good stories you won't be disappointed.

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    • Jim "The Impatient"
    • 08/05/2017

    OF COURSE IT WAS LOKI, IT'S ALWAYS LOKI

    IT SEATED MORE PEOPLE THAN THE MIND COULD HOLD
    I am a big fan of fairy tales, mythologies, tall tells and fables. Just like reading the Arabian Nights, it is important to me to get an idea of what goes on in the minds of different cultures and histories. This is even more fun than most, because of Loki. He is a trickster and is always causing mischief. The stories, as a whole, have a beginning, a middle and an ending. There are also several comparison to the bible that could be made. Did you know that Odin, sacrificed himself to himself on a tree and he was pierced in the side? Ragnarok has several similarities to Revelations.

    NO ONE WANTED TO DRINK THE MEAD COMING FROM ODIN'S ASS
    I will admit that there were times in which my mind wondered, but all in all some of these stories are excellent, and as a whole shouldn't be missed.

    Neil Gaiman
    I have never been a huge NG fan. I have even wondered at his popularity. I am glad he took on this project and helped to make these stories understandable and entertaining to the modern age. His narration is top notch. He is good enough to read for other authors.

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    • Julie
    • 16/02/2017

    I battled yard work, then drank & feasted in Valhalla!

    This was true story telling. I wasn't studying, or researching, nor was I seeking a bedtime story. I was enriched! "Were you not entertained!?" YES, YES, I was entertained.

    I had about... six hours of hard yard work to do (flood repair), shoveling mud and rock. But with this book, I battled the mud and rock and then drank and feasted in Valhalla!

    It was the perfect length. I was fortunate enough to listen in one "sitting". The short stories were great pausing points for water breaks and lunch. They would be good for stopping points if you couldn't listen in one sitting.

    N. Gaiman is a great narrator, OMGs, his Thor voice is excellent! If I hadn't been baTTling the rocks, mud and rain, I'd have been sitting by the fire, drinking a pint of ale, listening to Uncle Neil tell us all how Thor got his hammer. His voice is that familiar story teller in your head and heart.

    Lastly, I'm terrible with names, really. About five mins in, I thought I'm gonna be lost with these lesser known Gods. But trust the author/narrator. You'll remember who you need to, when you need to.

    I go now, in search of the Chess Board of the Gods... Etsy?

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    • David S. Mathew
    • 22/07/2017

    Welcome to Valhalla

    I didn't know much about Norse Mythology, aside from Marvel comics, so I decided this would be a good crash course. Suffice it to say, I got my money's worth. The stories collected in here are absolutely glorious. If you at all like mythology, you owe it to yourself to check out this volume.

    As a bonus, Neil Gaiman is just as fantastic a narrator as he is writer. What more could you want? Beyond highly recommended!

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    • Michael - Audible Editor
    • 08/02/2017

    Fun Stories from a Master Storyteller

    Norse Mythology. Neil Gaiman. A project he’s been working on for 7 years, narrated by Gaiman himself. This book made me weak in the knees. Neil really lives this stuff, and you can tell he has a passion for the subject matter.

    As he points out in the prologue, myths are an oral tradition and the best thing about them is how they change and evolve with each telling. And so they do here as Gaiman gives these ancient cultural stories a divine sense of character, and voices the plethora of monsters, humans, gods, and giants exceptionally well.

    I swear, the moment you start listening to these intricate and enchanting tales you won’t want to leave the world that Neil has so deliberately crafted to be relatable, visionary, and entertaining.

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    • Manny
    • 10/02/2017

    I loved it but....

    I really loved these stories, written and read by an expert story teller it was great! However, 6 hours?! I want more, I waited for so long and it's over so soon.

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    • John L. Murphy
    • 07/02/2017

    From the lands of ice, snow, and fire

    Would you listen to Norse Mythology again? Why?

    Definitely. I read an advance copy of the book before hearing this, and I enjoy the experience of learning about a body of lore I had remained unfamiliar with for far too long in my life. Neil Gaiman is at ease with the corpus after many years of immersion, from his boyhood on.

    What other book might you compare Norse Mythology to and why?

    The retellings of myth by such as Robert Graves or Edith Hamilton for the Greeks, or the Celts by Frank Delaney or Marie Heaney. That is, they make the stories into our own diction, and they encourage as Gaiman does to relate them in turn to each other under the stars.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ending. Terrible and unfortunately relevant, in an era of melting icecaps and "sunny day flooding." Ragnorok is horrible, and the apocalyptic climax betters the stories in Revelation.

    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but two or three are more likely as it's nearly seven hours. Neil Gaiman takes up a rather mid-Atlantic accent and the narrative pace is steady. It's appropriate for the effect.

    Any additional comments?

    Recommended for a family, as the stories teach us about trickery and truth, honesty and betrayal. Not sure if the pantheon are role models all, but it's instructive to consider gods and goddesses as if archetypes from one's culture, and less supernatural and apart from people. The name recognition Gaiman holds will surely find new audiences for these ancient quests.

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    • Elisabeth Carey
    • 01/03/2018

    Enjoyable retelling of Norse myths

    Neil Gaiman says he first encountered the Norse myths in the pages of Marvel Comics. I first encountered the Norse Myths in the pages of school textbooks. I later discovered livelier versions, and he later discovered more complete versions, truer to the original sources.

    One important difference is that Gaiman is an excellent writer, and he became interested in researching the myths and presenting them to new generations in a form both true to the sources and engaging for modern readers.

    Or, in this case, as is most appropriate for ancient myths, listeners.

    In his introduction, he discusses what we do, and tantalizingly, what we don't know, about the Norse gods. We know Odin and Thor and Loki, the Norns and the giants, and others, but there are also gods for whom only and some bare details remain, with no surviving stories to retell.

    Both his words and his reading of them breathe life into the stories we have. None of the Norse gods are simple and straightforward evocations of merely a few traits, nor are they what we'd consider fully rounded characters. They are, nevertheless, compelling, especially with Gaiman, an excellent oral storyteller as well as an excellent writer, reading his own retellings of their tales.

    It's a very good few hours' listening.

    Recommended.

    I bought this audiobook.

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    • JD
    • 11/02/2017

    If You Read Them Growing Up

    I was introduced to Norse Myths when I checked out the only book of myths available to students in the school library when I was nine, mistaking the blue clothe bound volume for a compendium of Greek myths, as those where the only myths I knew to exist outside of those I knew in my own religions holy book. What I found changed the way I perceived story telling, and here, in this book, Neil Gaiman has collected nearly all of those myths into a single volume, only slightly edited for a contemporary audience. There is nothing new here, but it's the kind of storytelling one recalls from childhood which is not such a bad thing.

    Get this book if you have a soft spot for the classic stories of monsters, heroes, and the kind of fantasy logic that can only exist in the mythology of the past, but maybe avoid it if you want another original Gaiman novel.

    My one quibble, and it's a small one, is in Gaiman's interpretation of Dark Elves as Dwarves. This is a debated area for some scholars, and I have always felt this was a description of three separate peoples in the source material, even if Gaiman's opinion is the most commonly accepted.

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    • BikerJoe
    • 27/06/2017

    Ancient Norse Mythology in Modern Attire

    Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology follows the tradition of the storytellers of old. His captivating voice takes you right into Valhalla, where you meet not only the entire Norse pantheon, but monsters, ogres, dwarves and giants. The prose is a terrific blend of ancient terms and modern idioms and the aural picture, he creates, is overwhelming. The analogies and similes he comes up with are unusual and brilliant and not without humor sometimes. He takes you on a ride with the Valkyries, where you meet murder, treachery, slaughter and carnal excess, but also love, loyalty and courage. After all, the Norse Gods are not too different from us.

    The content and nature of the stories vary to a certain extent, some draw a picture of the nine worlds and the gods in general, some others are more like adventures of individual gods, spiced with a little bit of bragging and showing off.

    In total there are 11 stories:

    Mimir's Head and Odin's Eye
    The Treasures of the Gods
    The Master Builder
    Freya's Unusual Wedding
    Hymir and Thor's Fishing Expedition
    The Mead of the Poets
    The Children of Loki
    The Story of Gerd and Frey
    The Death of Balder
    The Last Days of Loki
    Ragnarok

    Listen to them, you will not regret it.

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    • Lennart
    • 14/02/2017

    A great collection of norse stories

    This is a collection of norse stories. The author made some small changes but explained those in the introduction.
    If you like norse mythology you might know most of them already, but Neil Gaiman's version of the Vanir and aesir is well told and worth the listen.

    My only complain is, that it felt "read" rather than "told" in certain chapters. It's hard to put in words, but that's why I "only" gave 4/5 for the narration.

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    • Peter Lehner
    • 06/06/2020

    Nice tidbits

    I enjoyed listening to both the story and the recounting. It's definitely pleasing to listen to, but personally it didn't grip me entirely.

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    • A. Felleis
    • 01/08/2017

    Unterhaltsamer Einstieg in nordische Mythologie

    Ich habe Norse Mythology auf einer Zugreise durch Skandinavien gehört - das perfekte Setting ;) Die Handlung ist in mehrere Kurzgeschichten unterteilt, was praktisch war, denn so konnte ich auf jeder Zufahrt ein Geschichte anhören.

    Neil Gaiman als Sprecher mochte ich. Sein Englisch ist gut verständlich, und er vermochte, jedem Charakter Persönlichkeit einzuhauchen.

    Besonders häufig zum Schmunzeln
    brachte mich die Darstellung Thors.

    Für mich der perfekte Einstieg in die nordischen Mythen! :)

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 01/01/2022

    mytholgoy.. not fiction.

    No, as such it is entertaining to listen to but there is so much wrong with this Interpretation of The Edda, I can't even name it all.

    Greetings,

    Asatrú

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 17/10/2021

    Interessant, aber nicht ansprechend

    Der Inhalt ist intetessant, wenn man sich für nordische Sagen & Mythen interessiert.

    Aber der Autor hat für mich in der Erzählung keinen überzeugenden Job geleistet.
    Man hört, dass er begeistert ist die Geschichten selbst zu erzählen, doch leidet es bei ihm an der Kompetenz diese Geschichten auch spannend zu erzählen oder Personen sprachlich gut voneinander zu unterscheiden.

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    • Dennis
    • 20/08/2021

    Erklärt nicht soviel wie erhofft...

    Mir fehlen die Erklärungen der Grundlagen, woher kommen die Menschen, wieso sollten sie die Götter anbeten, wie agieren die Götter göttlich (nicht nur als machtvolle Erdenwandler mit Eigeninteresse...)

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 05/04/2021

    First experience with norse mythology

    This was my first experience with norse mythology besides the obvious, like God Of War and Marvel's Thor. I really enjoyed it and I was invested in the story the entire 6 hours and I had a few good laughs which is rare.
    The performance was also great. All-in All, great book and a lovely 6 hours spent

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    • Philipp
    • 02/02/2021

    Magnificent!

    Mythology that is truly full of life and far from being old and dusty! Neil Gaiman tells it the way only he can and its magic simply draws you in. Full of witty competitions, trickery and epic tales.

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    • Sarah
    • 27/08/2020

    Loved it!

    Great narration and a nice, cohesive story.
    A wonderful summary of the myths (from my point of view, I had only heard parts of some).