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Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology
Аудиокнига6 часов

Norse Mythology

Написано Neil Gaiman

Озвучено Neil Gaiman

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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 dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

Примечание редактора

New spin…

Neil Gaiman’s “Norse Mythology” adds flavor and flair to classic characters like Thor and Loki. Reading Gaiman's spin on these stories, I could imagine hearing them told around a crackling fire on a long, dark winter night. For anyone who enjoys classic mythology or simply needs a fix of Odin while waiting for the next season of “American Gods.”

ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательHarperAudio
Дата выпуска7 февр. 2017 г.
ISBN9780062663641
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Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is an award-winning author of books, graphic novels, short stories, and films for all ages. His titles include Norse Mythology, The Graveyard Book, Coraline, The View from the Cheap Seats, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neverwhere, and the Sandman series of graphic novels, among other works. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Eisner awards. The film adaptation of his short story “How to Talk to Girls at Parties” and the second season of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated television adaptation of his novel American Gods will be released in 2018. Born in the UK, he now lives in the United States.

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  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    After listening to Circe on Audible, I decided to venture further down the mythology road and listen to Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology. Since these stories were originally passed along orally, this was a great decision.All the pagan gods had remarkably human frailties, and the Norse gods seem much more human than the Greek and Roman gods. Thor is like some big bumbling bear who does everything through brute force; Loki, in this iteration, is more sinister than just the joker as he is often portrayed; and all the male gods are more than ready to use the female gods as pawns in their power plays with the giants. Luckily , Freya, appears to be a proto-feminist and is more than able to stand up for his rights. The rest of the Norse world is full of evil giants, and underworld dwarves All of whom seem to exist solely to make life difficult to the gods.Gaiman traces the Norse world from the beginning to its Götterdämmerung end. You will stay interested for every minute.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    I never knew vengeful gods could be so fun!
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Primary gods in Norse mythology include Odin, Thor, and Loki. Many/most of these stories focused on them, but there are a few others thrown in to the mix, including the beautiful Freya, in many of the stories, as well. Neil Gaiman does have a nice voice and is a good narrator (I listened to the audio), but somehow he doesn’t always hold my attention. Seems to depend what else I’m doing at the time, though. At home/housework, I’m fine; walking somewhere – too many distractions and I lose focus. I’ve listened to a few he’s narrated, but I think it’s all been short stories, which I think is also harder on audio because when you lose focus (or when I do, anyway!), it’s harder to catch up again. I do wonder if I would have a better time listening to him read one of his novels. I’m also not always a short story fan, though the first ones in this book (when I was focusing) were good. The rest, I missed too much to really say. Overall, I’m rating this ok.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    A retelling of the Norse myths mostly concerning Odin, Thor, and Loki, giants, dwarfs, an ogre or two and the Loki's monstrous offspring. The sources have been combined to give a smooth narratives and there is some softening for younger audiences. Readable, but my first introductions the the magic of northern realms by Poul Anderson and then L. Sprague DeCamp and Fletcher Pratt though thoroughly bastardized, were much more compelling.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Neil charmingly reinterpreted the strange stories of Norse Mythology and then read them to me. What's not to like?
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I liked it so much that I immediately bought it for the ten year old child of a friend. He was telling me how much he loved Greek mythology, so I'm hoping he'll love this too.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Gaiman reads this retelling of the Norse myths in a most entertaining style, lending them more of a folksy air than Wagner, for instance! It was great company on the treadmill this week.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Norse version of D'Aulaire's Greeks, but instead of the cool pictures we get Neil Gaiman's narration. Loved the sound of the names of the gods and giants.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    A wonderful little collection of Norse mythology, with Gaiman's always-readable writing style.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Loved the re-telling of these old myths. Despite the fact that they are broken into individual stories, the arc lets you get to know the personality of several of the gods through great development from one to the next
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    Took me a while to get used to the language. My mind somehow expects characters in myths to speak in slightly old-fashioned English. Gods, as someone once said, have the manners and morals of a spoiled child, and the Norse Gods are no exception. Don't expect morality from them! Loki is entertaining precisely because he'll do absolutely anything if it amuses him. Thor is slower of thought, but very strong.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I loved the humor present in a lot of these stories. If you like Thor and Loki you'll have a lot of fun reading this book. If you're unfamiliar with norse mythology, the name dump may be overwhelming at first, but you eventually get used to it- plus the book has a nice glossary at the end.