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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,855 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Gaiman Narrator: Neil Gaiman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Neil Gaiman takes listeners on a wild and magical trip to the land of giants and gods and back. In a village in ancient Norway lives a boy named Odd, and he’s had some very bad luck: His father perished in a Viking expedition; a tree fell on and shattered his leg; the endless freezing winter is making villagers dangerously grumpy.

Out in the forest Odd encounters a bear, a fox, and an eagle—three creatures with a strange story to tell. Now Odd is forced on a journey to save Asgard, city of the gods, from the Frost Giants who have invaded it. It’s going to take a very special kind of twelve-year-old boy to outwit the Frost Giants, restore peace to the city of gods, and end the long winter. Someone cheerful and infuriating and clever…

Someone just like Odd…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thunderous fun.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “In Gaiman’s voice, the bear grumbles, the fox wheedles, the eagle screeches, and the giant booms—and occasionally reverberates…Gaiman’s nods to other stories in traditional Norse mythology will appeal to young listeners who are familiar with it and intrigue those who aren’t. Either way, they’ll be drawn into this fun, fast-moving adventure.”


  • “This story is well-written, and young readers will fall into the tapestry of ancient Norway, a world filled with magic and mythology.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A thoughtful and quietly humorous fantasy…Readers will also enjoy Odd’s interaction with the animals, Gaiman’s simple and graceful writing, and the satisfying conclusion.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Gaiman does it again, this time featuring a lame young boy, talking animals and intrigue…This sweet, wistful, slyly funny novella also offers a crash course in ancient Norse mythology…All in all, another winner.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Selected for the Autumn 2009 Kids' Indie Next List: Top Ten
  • A 2009 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella
  • A 2010 Audie Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diana | 2/20/2014

    " This is a good, quick read with clever writing and an endearing main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brewergnome | 2/19/2014

    " An adorable kid's book based on Norse myth. Cute, and quick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by D'Monti | 2/18/2014

    " It is probably one of the best children's books I've ever read. I love how nothing was left out of the story for the sake of the "children" but instead explained in a way that could be understood without sacrificing the truth of it. I love the Norse mythology as well, as always. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Maggard | 2/17/2014

    " I dunno, maybe would have liked this as a kid. After reading American Gods, this seemed way too watered down. And also too adult for Colin. "

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