In “Norse Mythology”, written and narrated by Neil Gaiman, listeners are provided an enthralling account of Scandinavian old-world mythology. Gaiman covers all facets of Norse mythology, from Yggdrasil (the tree of life) to tales of how Odin lost his eye, and everything in between. Gaiman’s voice brings new life to these tales of demons, dwarfs, Gods, and Valhalla in perfect accord with Nordic oral tradition. Just as the Skalds did in ancient times, Gaiman preserves the culture and traditions of the North for future generations to come.
- Listening to stories aural instead of visually in a book can help it be more grandiose.
- The stories in this book can be quite different than origin stories you grew up with.
- Neil Gaiman’s voice can really make these stories come to life as you listen to them.
“In “Norse Mythology,” Gaiman brings voice to the old myths so viscerally that listening to the audiobook every night for a week, I thought my bedroom might explode into Valhalla.”