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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard book one, by Rick Riordan, read by Christopher Guetig.

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits. One day he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met - who tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday.

To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.

©2015 Rick Riordan (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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Good Listen!

The book is awesome! After all it is Rick Riordan. Also the narration by Christopher Guetig is very compelling.

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Absolutely Worth Buying.

I really love this book and the narrator but I don't know why they changed it. The story is absolutely beautiful and gripping, and an amazing piece of work by Rick Riordan. Amazing.

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the best author in the history of authors

loved the book. Rick Riordan is the best author I have completed Percy Jackson series, Heroes of Olympus series, The trails of Apollo series and now I m starting with Magnus chase

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  • Raj
  • 16-10-16

Great Book Terrible Narration

Try listening to the other recent series, The Hidden Oracle. The narrator is a lot more involved and much better at character description. This one ruins the mood constantly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-20

Just amazing!

This book is amazing!
Rick Riordan is so good at writing stories that have just enough everything!
Totally worth it

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  • Lir Lutao Shahar
  • 26-11-19

Nice-ish

The story is nice, but the humor is a little too childish in places for my liking. I think the most interesting thing about this story is the unique characters. The narration is slow, so I played it at x1.15 speed or so.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-07-19

can we get this dude an award?

I'm happy to have gotten the book cause the narrator gets it. the tone, the jokes, the mannerisms. 2/2 Thor goats, would listen again!

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  • Dirk Botha
  • 14-02-18

Sensational

The story plot and idea was absolutely amazing. Be prepare for a major plot twist.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-04-17

I could not stop laughing

The way it was written is just amazing. I didn't think I would like a book about heroes and what-not but I loved it

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  • thea jane
  • 11-03-17

Norse rules

I love the book I was more into the Greek gods but know I read this I'm a Norse nut 😃😇💗💗😍

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  • Christopher
  • 05-10-16

Amazing all around.

The narrator of this book took a while to grow on me but now I absolutely admire his work and the enthusiasm he showed when reading this book. The book itself is also unbelievable and amazing with the amount of research must have gone into writing it.

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  • Tex
  • 20-04-16

brilliant

I love the book I recommend this book to everyone who likes action and adventure books

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  • James
  • 31-01-17

Brilliantly charming if somewhat hard to get into

The narrator was lively and really held my interest. His variety of voices gave a distinct personality to each character without distracting from the overall story.

Magnus's story is a little messy to begin, with plot elements that struggle to come together at first but persevere and you'll be rewarded with a rich, exciting journey of four friends that celebrate diversity and excitement.

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  • Cathy Holmes
  • 16-12-16

Good Book

I would listen to this again as Magnus and the others are brilliantly written characters portrayed well in this audiobook. I love Magnus's narration and the audiobook format brings the characters to life in a way the page can't. Rick Riordan's books translate well to this format.

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  • Diana Sherwin
  • 25-02-16

Clever Book <br />

If you know Rick Riodens books you will be familiar with his characters. As you read this book you might be fooled into thinking the author just likes certain names. .... I'm not saying any more

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  • Mark Gannon
  • 19-12-15

Brilliant

Uncle Rick has done it again. A great book. Anyone who enjoys Ricks writing will love this book.

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  • andrew
  • 15-10-17

epic

love this author hes amazing love all his books cant wait to see what he does next great listen no matter your age

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  • l d rimmington
  • 09-01-16

Amazing!

Rick Riordan has done it again! Magnus Chase and the sword of summer was just what I expected. There were twists and turns and I couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone that likes his other books and I would recommend this to anyone who likes action and adventure books!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-18

WOW!

Wow! I can’t believe how interesting and informing this book is! Apart from the narrators many pronouncing mistakes, such as hygienic and other simple words like that, I think that it is an amazng story. Highly Recommended

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  • astrid
  • 27-07-16

didnt know how to pronouce words!

Would you try another book written by Rick Riordan or narrated by Christopher Guetig?

never would i buy anything again narrated by christopher guetig. he cant pronounce anything correctly and his voice is very annoying. its not hard to pronounce these simple words!!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

couldnt listen til the end

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Guetig?

anyone!!!

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  • Mrs Harriet S Morgan
  • 18-07-20

Magnus Chase and the sword of summer

I love the story except the narrator could of done a bit better at times

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  • Tracey
  • 07-01-19

Book for people who like mythical cool stuff

It’s a good book for people who like mythical killing and other mythical random stuff

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  • Bridget Fair
  • 30-03-18

Epic

Toy weapons seriously the epic percentage is %infinity so good and epic I am lost for words cause of how epic it was

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  • Liam
  • 21-09-16

Awesome story

This is a great story, very enjoyable to listen to. Rick Riordan has done it again, amazing plot and fun and enjoyable characters.Although the narrator wasn't the best choice. He didn't pronounce things properly and at times his tone was too flat/monotone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-20

The best book ever

Thanks audible for making this book a Audio book I really appreciated it thanks And another thanks

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  • AB
  • 02-03-21

This is great

I really like Magnus... (A main Character can make or break a book) Thr story was interesting all the way through. I would recommend it

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  • Samuel Tunstall
  • 25-11-20

I hate to review poorly

The story is incredibly gripping, and fun. The narration is impossible to follow, it sounds like it's being read to a 5-year-old and unfortunately he can't pronounce very basic words correctly. I have nothing against the narrator personally and wish him all the best, however if I had to provide an audiobook that represented the failures of the American education system it would be this one.

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  • 03-08-20

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