Norse Mythology – written by Neil Gaiman. Narrated by Neil Gaiman.
This is a story about the Norse Gods, mostly Odin and his two sons, Loki and Thor. He tells his own version of what happens and uses short stories to tell one big story. If you want to know what real story telling is like, then you should listen to this, this is story telling at it’s finest.
I’m not even sure where to begin, for the first time in a long long time, I was speechless. I have to admit, I am an Avenger’s fan, so I had to remind myself this is a whole different version. It is really graphic, so if you get queezy easily, you might not like this. The world building is just awe inspiring(made me wish it could be a movie). I think my favorite part was the Mead of Poetry story, the ending of that made me laugh so hard, I almost fell out of my chair. There were so many good characters to root for, but honestly, I loved Loki the best. I know he’s supposed to be evil and all, but there was something about him that made me want to root for him. I also loved how each of the stories had a little gem of wisdom. I just hated it when it ended tho, you kept wanting to hear more.
The narration was by Neil Gaiman, he is a master at this. I could listen to him tell stories all day long and never get tired. Even with all the characters he had, you never got confused as to who was speaking. I loved the fact he was actually a narrator of the story, those are my favorite kinds of stories.
For anyone who is writing a novel, like I’m trying to, this is a must read. You can learn a lot by listening to the stories, especially on the world building, which I find extremely difficult to do.
I’m adding this to my top 3 favorite novels of all time. Yes, I said all time.