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Publisher's Summary

A full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's magical retellings of the Norse myths, inviting us into a world of gods and monsters, tricks and trust, fiery endings and new beginnings.

Winner of The London Book Fair CAMEO Award 2020 for Book to Audio adaptation.

And the game begins anew....

Meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children - the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead. Here, too, is Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future, Thor the thunderer, who defends Asgard with his fearsome strength and mighty hammer and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors. 

From the beginning of the universe in fire and ice, to the very end of the world, Ragnarok, these enthralling tales of gods, goddesses, dwarves and giants bring the ancient myths to vigorous life.

Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Colin Morgan, Natalie Dormer and Neil Gaiman himself are among the stellar cast in these spellbinding stories of old betrayals - and new hope.  

©2019 Neil Gaiman (P)2019 BBC Digital Audio

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Great to hear

Nice dramatization of the entire book into a short story, its short but entertaining

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Merlin as Loki!

I've literally read this book atleast 5 times, and only got the Audible version because of the cast, and oh what a cast!

Everybody is so good, but Colin Morgan as Loki is something I never knew I needed! So so good!!

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Enjoyable

A very well made dramatisation of Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Makes for an easy and quick (abridged) listen to the book.

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Excellent adaptation

The voice acting was nearly flawless, with each voice accurately depicting their character's personality. Encore.

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Vividly and vivaciously described.

Amazing story described in a captive manner. Scenes pop up in your mind as if you are watching a movie.

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absolutely brilliant!

crackling performance. engaging and keeps you listening throughout. loved the voices and the cast performance

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What a journey!!

My boy of 13 thoroughly enjoyed it on a car ride. He opined, ‘a drab ride turned into a theatre’.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-04-20

Great fun

This was a wonderful little book. Entertaining, well delivered and easy-to-grasp. Overall just a nice, fun and easy time. Quality writing and production all the way!

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  • Darian Beharry
  • 08-11-19

great production!

My only gripe is that it was too short.
I'd have loved the story of Thor and Utgard Loki

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  • William Boshoff
  • 27-04-19

Just do it

What a brilliant format for learning about mythology. Very gripping, great acting, would highly recommend.

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  • J. Tomasevic
  • 22-02-19

Fabulous!

This radio production adds just the right balance of humour and dramatics to bring the myths successfully off the page. Great acting and editing. Hats off to the BBC.

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  • Chewyspider
  • 27-04-19

Great story telling time for children

All be it my 5month of son, Ragnar son of Ryan felt captured by this audible book one of which I have read and felt worthy of listening too as we try to calm our child without the constant brainwashing of kids TV. This was great to play on loudspeaker throughout the house and a well worthy listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-04-19

Brilliant!

I don't think they get better than this. The cast is great and the story's are timeless.

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  • John
  • 13-04-19

Very good dramatisation not all the stories

A very good performance and convincing company. They just missed a couple of my favourites stories from both the Neil Gaiman book and tweaked some to minimise the number of characters in a story.

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  • Jemma Branthwaite
  • 06-06-19

Really enjoyable and informative

I love the way the tales of Norse Mythology are told from the point of view of an old woman telling them to a child. The voices of the characters are perfect and bring the tales to life. Highly recommend!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-21

Real good

Real good tho tbf it would be better without the whole thing about talking to the hospital kid, just let me get immersed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-04-21

amazing

love the book and this adaptation was amazing, words and cast was just right 5 starts

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-21

A wonderful, short interpretation

I loved listening to every minute of this audiobook. Its a beautiful audioplay, emotional music in the backvround to underline the feelings that would come up. Voices were fitting, informative.

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  • Ruth Gosnay
  • 03-04-21

Master Story Teller

There is something about the way Neil Gaiman tells a story that just has you fascinated. I just love this.

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  • shamsher ali
  • 04-03-21

Brilliant

loved it from start to finish brilliant not even a moment of boredom so gripping , bbc more please

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  • Callum Lewis
  • 25-05-21

Amazing listen!

Definitely have to listen to this, my first audio book I've listened to and keen to here some more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-01-21

Good book

Good book good story's reader did will able to draw u into the story was good

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  • jessica
  • 14-04-19

Well done

Very well done, love this take on the Norse myths and the Njordsdottir Easter egg. Gave me chills.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-19

Quite short

This was a very short adaptation which, while having higher production value, is outshone by other performances of the same material.