Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Chivers 2003
CS ISBN 0754064425 $24.95 Three cassettes
Seventeen Viking myths, filled with shape-shifters, monsters, gods, and goddesses, brilliantly retold in their passionate and gory splendor by Crossley-Holland and narrated with tempestuous vitality by Christian Rodska. Those who are more familiar with the escapades of Greek and Roman deities will thrill to the roguish and often violent goings-on of their Scandinavian counterparts. None can remain detached as stallions pull the sun's chariot across the sky and giants' battles tumble across the landscape; Rodska's voice rolls and rumbles for each character in the larger-than-life Nordic pantheon. This makes great family listening, but the thinly veiled sexual content and violence make it more suited to young people age 11 and up. S.G (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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