Jul 08, Greg rated it liked it. Was curious about Norse Mythology, and found that a tremendous amount of popular culture today in one way or another stems from a lot of these stories, which in it's own was is kind of fun and interesting. It's a light fast and easy read - these tales would probably make good bedtime stories. This was just too short for me.
The stories myths that were included were very good, but could have used more detail to satisfy me. And I don't know much about Norse myths, but there must be a lot more than just these.
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Mar 30, Rodney Moorhead rated it really liked it. This was quick and fun. It is a very brief overview of Norse Legends. Jan 26, Christy rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 30, Diashawn rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 04, Michaela rated it really liked it Shelves: Too short, there were a lot of stories missing as well as not all of those who were included were complete.
Good introduction to norse mythology tho. Jan 31, Robin rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the audio version, and not just because the narrator sounds like he could be Tom Hiddleston's cousin. Actually hearing most of the words pronounced was very helpful! Nov 15, Mounir Bashour rated it it was amazing.
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Books by Edward Ferrie. Trivia About Tales from the No What did you like best about this story? I really enjoy mythology of all cultures.
Edward Ferrie: Tales from the Norse Legends (unabridged)
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? I did listen to this selection from start to finish while driving. So i had to turn it down I was apprehensive about this knowing nothing about Norse mythology and thinking the names would be too difficult to learn since there seems to be a shortage of vowels in Scandinavia. But I wanted to learn something new and different and boy was I glad I tried this.
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These stories were delightful! Some of stories included the creation, how Tyr lost his hand, how Thor got his hammer, and Ragnarok the twilight of the gods - final battle of good vs evil. I learned where we got our word berserk from and that Thursday was named after Thor the Norse god of thunder.
You'll especially like or hate Loki. He causes so much trouble.
After listening to it once, I was interested enough to do a little online research where I quickly learned the spelling of some of the names I had heard in the book. I listened to it again and enjoyed it even more. This was easy to do since it is such a short book. The narration was also excellent, and it made these tales especially enjoyable. I highly recommend this if you want something a little different but fun.
This was a fun book to listen to. The narator does a great job of portraying the various characters and getting the listener into the book. This would be a great book for older kids as well or any one who just enjoys norse mythology. It's less about specific mythological stories and more about the overall chronology about the Norse mythos, and it's sometimes oversimplified Loki Loki Loki! The audiobook is divided into various sections and each section is a different story. The sections can be listened alone but the later sections should be listened in sequence to make the story flow better.
The name of all the gods at times were confusing but after a while, the main gods pretty much appear in most sections, such as Odin, Thor, Loki and Baldur. There are giants, magic cloaks, giant wolf and all sort of mytical creatures. The story gets more interesting when it progresses. Overall, it is a very good collection of stories. I love Norse legends and this really stands out among all the various Scandinavian myths.
Forged golden rings and magical weapons. There's even a gollum prototype in the fallen Loki. If you want to hear the legends that greatly influenced Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" this one's for you. I enjoyed it hugely. The narrator is first-class, as is the audio quality. I did not know much about Norse mythology before I listened to this book but even though it was not an extremely long audio book I learned so much about the Norse gods and the legends that make them important.
I was surprised to see a review commenting on poor delivery, as this is our favorite narrator. We enjoyed his delivery of both "Greek Legends" so much that we searched for more books with the same narrator. I'm 24 and have always enjoyed the Norse myths, and this audiobook did a wonderful job of telling the stories of gods, giants, elves and dwarves of the Norse pantheon. It's simple enough to be understood by grade school children while at the same time being detailed and entertaining enough for adults.
The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life, and the music in the background at important parts adds a nice touch to increase drama and anticipation. Well read, great stories I am very interested in Vikings and their mythology so I am biased there. The only complaint I could have is that the book is split into just two long chapters, even though I contains 8 or more stories didn't count , where it should just be a chapter per story.
Would you consider the audio edition of Tales from the Norse Legends to be better than the print version? Enough detail to learn the awesome stories behind the Norse Legends, very well narrated - I'm very picky with voices and found this one to be very listenable Would reccomend.
How does this one compare? Yes - Just as good, would listen to more by him. Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Smile - very happy. Worth it for the price.
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A great way to get your kids into myths and stories in general it worked for me when my folks gave it to me that and the Greek tales by the same author. I'm 23 now just brought this audiobook and still love, life sometimes doesn? I listen to this book straight through definitely worth listening to Going to keep an eye out for the same author. Amazing voice acting and a truly legendary story! Could have included more tales though: I have long been familiar with these tales but never have they been told with such excitement than by Mr Soames in this recording.
My 9 year old was "doing" the Vikings at school, and also knows a lot of Marvel superheroes including Thor , so I thought I'd get this for the car. The Norse Legends are nothing at all like the Marvel comic stories and I was completely fascinated.
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This is worth listening to just for the Norse version of the end of the world alone. Oh and my 9 year old was really interested too. I'm not sure this will be his favorite listen but he really wanted to finish it. Tales from the Norse Legends By: Edward Ferrie Narrated by: Free with day trial Membership details Membership details A day trial plus your first audiobook, free. Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel. People who bought this also bought Patricia Terry Narrated by: Tales from the Greek Legends By: Lars Brownworth Narrated by: Orpheus and Eurydice By: Donna Jo Napoli Narrated by: The Sagas of Ragnar Lodbrok By: Ben Waggoner - Translator Narrated by: Matt Clayton Narrated by: Philip Freeman Narrated by: Paul Noble Narrated by: Neil Gaiman Narrated by: Patrick Auerbach Narrated by: