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 dupe 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Neil Gaiman's passion for Odin, Thor, and Loki is obvious in this inspired take on Norse mythology, especially in his enthusiastic audiobook delivery. Through clever prose and crisp storytelling, he turns hundreds of years of myths into a cohesive narrative, bringing an easy-to-follow logic to potentially bewildering ancient folklore. Gaiman’s infectious excitement about the Nordic legends carries us from the creation of the nine realms all the way to the doom of Ragnarok. It’s a great listen for Avengers fans who want to learn more about Asgard.
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I absolutely adore this book
I'm speechless 💕
Now I want Neil Gaiman to write the Greek Mythology.
This one did have a every long boring intro, but then; WAW! I enjoyed listening to this so much! Flawless.
Fascinating story’s told in a way that breathes life into ancient caricature