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Norse Mythology
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
Introducing an instant classicmaster 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, Odins son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki, the son of a giant, a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. From Gaimans 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.
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Simona
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I like Norse myths for various reasons, and one of them is their darkness, which in the Gaiman version fades a little bit ... but I love it anyway. This collection is primarily focused on mischievous Loki (my favorite god🤫) and his role in the destruction of Nine Worlds. Very enjoyable, especially audiobook 😉

#AuthorAMonth

OriginalCyn620 Loved this one! 3d
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Simona @OriginalCyn620 Me too, and I was really sad by the end ... 2d
Simona @Soubhiville 👍😘 2d
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OriginalCyn620
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Loved it! I wasn‘t familiar with the stories of the Norse gods, but of course, I‘m familiar with Thor, Loki, and Odin from the films. Gaiman is a great storyteller and I tore through this, as it was entertaining and infused with a bit of humor. It was a fun, quick read!
#authoramonth

TK421 I loved this one. 5d
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OriginalCyn620
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I spent 3 hours cleaning out and reorganizing my closet. Gaiman and roasted chickpeas are my reward!
#bookandsnack #gratefulreads

Sace Well deserved! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🎉🎊📚 6d
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Simona
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Not so sneaky start of a #24B4Monday #readathon at my work (🤫) to celebrate #MrBook1inMillion

I like Gaiman‘s voice, a lot 😁 and I like Loki‘s mischievous nature.

FantasyChick Haha I'm doing the same at work this morning. I mean, it IS Friday after all 😊 1w
jb72 When I worked I loved listening to audiobooks. 1w
MrBook 😂🤣 I‘m a bad influence. 🙈😎🙌🏻 7d
Simona @FantasyChick @jb72 When is quiet in the office and I have to do mindless tasks, the audiobook is great companion. 6d
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BookwormAHN
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I loved Norse Mythology. I wasn't very familiar with the Norse Gods, except with Thor and Loki. But that was mainly from some of the recent movies. Loki is still my favorite 💙
#AuthoraMonth @Soubhiville

GrilledCheeseSamurai Gaiman does such an incredible job of helping to discover this mythology. So easy to understand and get lost in. ❤️ 1w
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Deifio I really enjoyed it, too.❤️ My daughter wanted me to read her some, so I omitted lots of violence and gore 😅 2d
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nvhXesq
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Mehso-so

This was okay. It didn‘t do much for me, but I can see how others like it. #readharderchallenge

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Librarybelle
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Gaiman chronicles the #Superfeats of the Norse gods in this collection. I bought this one based on a friend‘s recommendation, though I‘ve yet to read it. #SoaringScores

Cinfhen I‘m thinking of trying this one in audio 3w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen That would be incredible if Gaiman reads it 3w
GlassAsDiamonds @Librarybelle & @Cinfhen - Gaiman does narrate it!! (For some reason his accent always surprises me! I like it, but it‘s always a new surprise! 😂) 3w
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CrowCAH The Gods are super powerful! 3w
Cinfhen Good to know @GlassAsDiamonds Gaiman has such a sexy accent 3w
JacqMac @Cinfhen @Librarybelle I did this one on audio. My kids kept listening in, too. It‘s that good! 3w
Cinfhen I just listened to Mythos narrarated by Stephen Fry @JacqMac It was SO GOOD/ HILARIOUS and entertaining 3w
JacqMac @Cinfhen I‘ll have to look for that. I love Stephen Fry. 3w
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen this is true... 😂😂😂 3w
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CoffeeNBooks
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I enjoyed reading this for #bookriotreadharderchallenge2019: a book of mythology or folklore. Only one more book to go to complete this challenge! 📚

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madamereadsalot1
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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#chillingphotochallenge #scarathlon day 9 made me think of Odin and his #ravens: Muninn and Huginn. Which then brought to mind Neil Gaiman. And since I love both Gaiman and Odin stories, it was really a no brainer!

#teamslaughter @Clwojick

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CoffeeNBooks
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Reading and relaxing this evening. 📚☕ #coffeeandabook

sunnidae I love his narrative voice in this book 1mo
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DebinHawaii
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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#SoaringScores
Not an exact fit for #TheRaidersMarch but the closest on my shelves. Plus I‘ll take any excuse for a nod to Neil. 😍

CrowCAH Good choice! 👍🏻 He‘s a fantastic author! 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m debating if I should buy this book / I‘ve been on a Greek myth kick and now I‘m thinking to explore Norse Mythology 1mo
JazzFeathers Fantastically awesome book 😍 1mo
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AkashPhoenix
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Amazing read. Gaiman is a story-teller of his own extraordinary league. This book has honestly changed my favorites. Loki, is my favorite from now. Every story has been crafter like a gem with such details as of the writer has seen them himself. Odin looked like a deceitful character while Thor was more or less a brainless warrior.
Loved it throughout.

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SiriuslyWeasley
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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OriginalCyn620
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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currerbelle
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Mehso-so

Listened to this on audiobook as read by NEIL GAIMAN himself! The different voices he used for all the characters added an extra layer of humor. As a straightforward retelling of established myths there wasn't much room for originality. Possibly best appreciated by those with little familiarity with the original tales.
⭐⭐⭐

Jari-chan Just what I thought 🙈 2mo
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AkashPhoenix
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Awesome combo!

julesG Deffo. 2mo
arlenefinnigan What a view! 2mo
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AkashPhoenix
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗 2mo
AkashPhoenix @Eggs Honored to be here ⭐👍 2mo
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AkashPhoenix
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sprainedbrain
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7

@Oblomov26 would you care to play? 😃

Post a cover you love each day for 7 days, no explanations needed. Tag a new person each day.

Catsandbooks Love this cover!! 😍 2mo
TCLinrow That cover! 🤩 2mo
HOTPock3tt Loved this book! ♥️ 2mo
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mrsmarch
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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It has been. A day. State meeting, wonderful opportunity to meet ladies and share ideas, but today was unnaturally full of folks with negative attitudes. Don‘t feel as replenished as I usually feel at the end of a day so I‘m recooping in the hotel bed with a crossword and Norse gods.

Eyelit 💙💙💙 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Nothing like a cozy bed and a good book to shake off a long day. 👍 2mo
mrsmarch @GrilledCheeseSamurai Update, I do feel better this morning. Had room service bring me coffee since my in room machine is still broken. That helped. I‘ve also decided that if I hear some particular negative comments this morning, I‘m going to say something very polite but very pointed to the offenders about it. It‘s good to have a plan. 2mo
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wideeyedreader
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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#redroseseptember #hitthenorth I think this qualifies as north, right?

Cinfhen Ha!! 2mo
arlenefinnigan I loved this. I heard an interview with Neil Gaiman where he said the only bad review he'd seen of it what someone saying "there's no original stories here, it's all just old Norse myths!" "well..... I thought I'd made that clear in the title.... It's like buying a pizza and complaining 'this is just dough with tomato and cheese on!'" 2mo
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Rieltalk
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I‘m really into mythology, and also into medieval Norse/Viking history, and this book scratched ALL the itches. It‘s well-written, as you‘d expect, and while it doesn‘t cover everything, it includes the stories that the average person would care about. It‘s also not too long - recommend reading it in a warm cafe as the snows fall beyond the window by your side.

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MaggieCarr
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Panpan

Is #AChallengeMadeMeReadIt a real hashtag? I'm using it as one... Not even going to bother rating, finished only because it was tasked on a reading challenge. Mythology is not, nor will it ever be a genre I enjoy. Give me folklore and mermaids, but blah to the gods of mythology.

xxjenadanxx I loved this one! But we can't all like the same things I suppose. 2mo
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BooksAndYarn
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Time to relax and have a little me time this Saturday night
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#readingandknitting #metime

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyAug19 Day 15: #Cycle of life.

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sprainedbrain
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I was already familiar with most of these stories, but I think I was bound to love Gaiman‘s fanciful, often funny, spin on them. Especially in audiobook format, read by the author. 😍

It‘s like listening to a brilliant storyteller recount magical legends... because that‘s exactly what it is.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Meaw_catlady Loved this one!! 3mo
mom2bugnbee I really enjoyed this on audio! 3mo
RealBooks4ever This audiobook is so good I wanna cry! 💜 3mo
4thhouseontheleft I loved this one! I need to listen to the audiobook, I love listening to Gaiman narrate. 3mo
JazzFeathers The audiobook is simply fantastic! 3mo
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MEGR
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Sunday reading/napping. This is not my usual pick, however my son loved it so I‘m keeping my mind open and giving it a chance. Between naps. 😴

britt_brooke I‘m not generally a Gaiman fan, but I loved this one! 3mo
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steph_phanie
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"He was just doing whatever he felt like doing. That was what Thor did best." #NeilGaiman #NorseMythology #Retelling #booknerd #currentread #mademelaugh #accurate #Thor

I realize this isn't Marvel's Thor (soooo many differences), but could there be any more accurate description of Thor as we know him?? Ha!

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ManyWordsLater
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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This is my lap on a little vacation without my book.

If you could see my face it would have tears.

Megabooks Boo! 👎🏻 3mo
Eggs Wahhh😫 3mo
AmyG Oh no! 3mo
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RamsFan1963
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Ever read a book that you didn't enjoy as much as you should, but you can't figure out why? That's this book, I didn't love it, but I didnt hate it either. It was close to a so-so, but I found enough enjoyable to make it a low pick. 3 💥💥💥 out of 5

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterN @BookishMarginalia

CaitZ I got the same feeling from this book. I think it's because I don't know that much about mythology. 4mo
RamsFan1963 @CaitZ I'm no expert, but I've read my share of mythology, mostly greek/roman and some norse, and I think what was missing was Gaiman's usual writing flare. I still don't know what I was expecting, something more like American Gods I suppose. 4mo
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lucifare
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I have the most thoughtful pen pal! Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego !! I am terribly behind in my replies to you but I received your letters and post cards and now I get to celebrate my birthday again 😄 I plan to catch up my writing this weekend! #LitsyPenPals

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! Glad it arrived. There is one more letter in the mail, just cuz I felt like saying a quick hello. No hurry with your replies. Write when you have time. Happy Birthday!! 4mo
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Eyelit
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Giving my eyes a little rest and finishing up an audiobook... with the kittehs keeping me company. 😻 I think they live Neil Gaiman‘s narration as much as me. 😁 #catsoflitsy #24in48

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wideeyedreader
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Some #coolcolors for day 17 of #colormepretty! I have a lot more, but I decided to go with only three.

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mutlee
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I love mythology (and pretty much everything Gaiman), so this was perfect for me. And I actually didn‘t know much about Norse Mythology. I‘m glad I picked up the audiobook for this one bc a) Neil Gaiman‘s voice is awesome, and b) I would have butchered many of the pronunciations in my head. Probably should be required for lit students. Why was I only required to read Greek/Roman? So many allusions from the Norse!

AutumnRLS I loved this. Thor is such a dope. It made me laugh every time! 4mo
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Sweetkokoro
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Day 23: “N”
I bring to you all a two-fer for the letter N, Neil Gaiman‘s Norse Mythology.
I have yet to read it but it features two of my favorite things. Gaiman and Norse Mythology haha. I‘m excited to see his spin on the tales. What is everyone else‘s take on this particular book? (and yes I own a Mjolnir keychain as I love Thor, granted it is MCU version and not old Norse version)
#30junebooks

BooknerdsLife I loved this book 🥰 5mo
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Curiouser_and_curiouser
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Having a listen to this whilst I cleaned my garage today for a house inspection. So many characters with cool names. Mind blowing stories and awesomely read!
***Theeeeennn I found a library book we were scolded for losing when my son was in grade prep. An Asterix book which has been missing for 12 years!! Coincidence???

BooknerdsLife Love this book! 5mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Mehso-so

Basically, translations of Norse Mythogy. I was expecting it to be more of a re-telling, with a bit more depth to the stories. Interesting nonetheless.

wanderinglynn Sorry you didn‘t like the book more. But the bookvelope looks good (Lauren, who makes them, always does such a good job). And those cards look interesting—I almost bought myself a set. 5mo
BookHoarder32 I agree with you! I expected so much more from this... 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @wanderinglynn Don't be sorry! I'm glad I read it & learnt more about the Norse gods. I just had different expectations, and that's on me. The envelope is gorgeous & the cards were interesting! 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BookHoarder32 Glad it wasn't just me. 😊 5mo
Silje I enjoyed it. I thought itwas an interesting take on the old norse myths, and it was a nice companion to my reading of the Poetic Edda 😊 5mo
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LiterRohde
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“You did the impossible. You could not perceive it, but the end of the drinking horn was in the deepest part of the sea. You drank enough to take the ocean level down, to make tides. Because of you, Thor, the seawater will rise and ebb forevermore. I was relieved that you did not take a fourth drink: you might have drunk the ocean dry.”

#QuotsyJune19 | 8: #Ocean

📷: Made with Typorama

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Martta
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I loved this! Neil Gaiman is such a good storyteller! I have never before read the stories of norse mythology. It was about time to get to know them better! These weren't the gods that my ancestors worshipped. We had another set in this part of north. Maybe Neil Gaiman could follow this book by telling their stories? 😁

LeeRHarry I would love to read about them 😊 5mo
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Martta
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I just love Gaiman's voice in this book! He is such a good storyteller! The beautiful thought here is that it doesn't matter who tells these stories because that's how they have circulated for thousands of years from mouth to mouth by thousands and thousands of different storytellers. Neil Gaiman is just the one telling us these stories in the present world.

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Martta
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This book just makes me love Loki! I feel like if he lived in the current world he would be diagnosed as ADHD. (Not because of this quote but just the general way he is acting in these legends.)😂

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Martta
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Such wise words! I've been trying to live by this advise for awhile...

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Martta
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Next up some Neil Gaiman! It's been awhile since I last read his books. 😊

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arlenefinnigan
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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And Thor said i'm gonna kill them all with my hammer
#OriginOfLove #MayMovieMagic @rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

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CyaneFillion
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
Mehso-so

An enjoyable read for an introduction to the Norse myths. The structure was put together well and made it seem pretty coherent, but I wish it had been a more detailed telling? I don't know if it was just me, but it didn't always read as an adult book to me. Perhaps that's because I was expecting this to be a novel- I had no idea before I started that it was going to be about actual Norse mythology. Anyways, a nice read, but not my favourite.

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LibraryCin
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Mehso-so

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. 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 i lose focus, it‘s harder to catch up again. Cont in comments...

LibraryCin 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. 6mo
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Ross
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Reads like a conversation with someone who happens to be a huge nerd for this stuff, but gets how high school literature courses ruined classical mythologies for too many people. So rather than rehash some dusty old tome written in old english, he tells you a story in a way that communicates what is essential to understanding how these myths impacted the people who heard them. Also, Thor is crossdresser. 😁

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audraelizabeth
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Wonderful book. I was familiar with some characters from tv shows and movies. Neil Gaiman's voice is great. He is now one of my favorite narrators.
Book 1 of 16 for my #bookfitness challenge #bfc
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I love all things Gaiman! 👍🏻 6mo
BookwormAHN Love Gaiman 👏🏻 6mo
audraelizabeth Me to. I listened primarily in my first hour during the week and 2 on sundays at work . I work retail and we arent open yet. Made waking up and getting motivated much easier. 6mo
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Meaw_catlady
Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I had checked this out from the library and my library TBR was so huge I didn‘t get to it. So instead I checked out the audio book on hoopla. And now I am a Neil Gaiman audiobook addict. His voice is so smooth and soothing! The stories he told about the Norse gods were so fun and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed this and recommend to anyone who enjoys mythology and Gaiman! ❤️