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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,252 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nancy Farmer Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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In the year 793, siblings Jack and Lucy are captured by fearsome Vikings with a thirst for battle and pillaging. Taken to the court of Ivar the Boneless, Jack and Lucy are sent on a perilous journey - full of dragons and giant spiders - deep into the magical kingdom of the trolls! Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Mckenzie | 2/18/2014

    " loaned to me by my Grandson, and I loved it. Now going to look for the rest. Thank you Max. xxxx "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/15/2014

    " What a great book! I think this would be a fabulous read for middle schoolers, grades 5-8 especially. A blend of fantasy, history, and myth, Farmer delves into a trouble tossed world. A world in which the strongest seem to survive, though we must define that term. And, ... a world of a boy beginning his journey into manhood. While Farmer gives the reader a glimpse into the realities of sadness, trauma and injustice, she does so in a gentle way and without losing hope. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Keke | 2/8/2014

    " I was not impressed. Granted its a kids book but it was just some fantasy loosely hung onto a skeleton of Norse mythology. It wasn't as good as the real Norse tales and it wasn't as rich as the hobbit or harry potter or any of the ted williams books that build much much more wonderful original worlds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sage | 2/8/2014

    " I loved this book.. <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 2/1/2014

    " just say no to pillaging... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neill Smith | 1/25/2014

    " Just after Jack started his training as a bard, berserkers captured him and his younger sister and take them to their northern home. The king of the berserkers is besotted with a shape-shifting troll wife and Jack is forced to use his developing powers to try to protect his sister from her evil relatives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/19/2014

    " Unexpectedly excellent tale. I did not expect to have my favorite monster tale (of Beowulf and Grendl) re told in this book, nor did I expect to like it as much as I am. Bravo, Nancy Farmer!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keely | 1/18/2014

    " Wonderful! This book got me hooked on Nancy Farmer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellyann | 1/18/2014

    " She really brings the Norse worldview to life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Klem | 1/15/2014

    " amazing book very well written Farmer never fails me a great tale fast paced detailed brings a new life to old beliefs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 1/14/2014

    " Very enlightning! I thought it was funny, because I was helping my sister with Beowulf and then the Bard in this story, explains about him and Grendel. Very good. Beyond worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollijo | 12/21/2013

    " Nancy Farmer deserves all the awards she gets. This book did not disappoint. Epic adventure, mythology, history, and a page-turning plot. Slightly graphic for kids, so read it before your kid does. Can't wait to read the next one in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Horizon | 12/12/2013

    " I listened to this on audio, and it was great! The story has hints of Beowolf, with lots of adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaylenw | 12/6/2013

    " this book was a spitting image of lord of the rings. but with a twist. i like action fantasy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenalyn | 3/6/2013

    " Very interesting. I love that it's a fantasy, but it still draws from our history and legends and myths. Love that it's about Jack and Jill (I figured it out long before Thorgil writes the poem). Very interesting, and well-written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 8/11/2012

    " I liked it enough to rate it 3 1/2 stars if I could. It's a little grusome in spots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gsmattingly | 3/2/2012

    " This was very enjoyable and a fairly quick read. I think I will go straight into the second of the trilogy. It seems the third won't be out until October. This is a fantasy with some Scandinavian history added in. The wikipedia entry will tell you more. Good reviews at BookBrowse also. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sammi | 2/29/2012

    " A YHBA book I had to read for school. It wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be. It tied some interesting historical facts into it and, well, it was about vikings so it was definetly interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lake | 2/25/2012

    " This book is great! I commend this book to anyone who likes adventure! Please read =) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miss Clark | 12/15/2011

    " Interesting blend of Christianity and Nordic myths. Plenty of action and character growth for Jack. Just not that interesting to me. I think my own brother would have really enjoyed it about age 11 or 12. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brielle | 12/6/2011

    " It's really cool to read a book that incorporates Norse and Celtic mythology. What was also very interesting, is that in the appendix, several of the events in the story are linked to actual history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carly | 12/1/2011

    " I didn't finish it. It was very slow and confusing. Almost like The Giver..... but not as good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 9/21/2011

    " Exciting story- adventure, love, friendship- all the good stuff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 5/13/2011

    " I really liked it, especially the way that it ends without the necessity to read the second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carlajo | 4/29/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book! It made me think about slavery in different terms than I usually do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rina | 4/28/2011

    " It was OK. bacaan anak2 banget jadi kurang greget. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trent | 4/16/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book and would consider reading others in the series. One thing confused me, however. On the front and back it talked about how funny it was, but I didn't find it funny at all really. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 4/7/2011

    " Fun! My son brought this home from the library and I kept stealing it from his room when he was sleeping. Good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cade | 3/30/2011

    " How in the world do they find rotting fish edible.... Yuck. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 3/26/2011

    " An ordinary Saxon farm boy with a kind of abusive dad is picked by the local bard/Druid to be his apprentice and promptly has an adventure involving some Norse pillagers, trolls, and a petulant "shield-maiden" warrior who passes as a boy. Good times! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brielle | 3/14/2011

    " It's really cool to read a book that incorporates Norse and Celtic mythology. What was also very interesting, is that in the appendix, several of the events in the story are linked to actual history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janalyn | 3/1/2011

    " Loved this book and it's series! We learned a lot about Norse mythology and the Vikings. Kids were just as interested as I and it provided plentiful topics for discussion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kyle | 3/1/2011

    " I read the first 100 pages and just could not get into the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Qing | 2/24/2011

    " Couldn't really warm to Jack and definitely not Lucy. I think I liked the trolls better than any of the human characters in the book... oh! Except for Olaf and Heide.

    Pretty interesting storyline though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/22/2011

    " This is a clever liitle fantasy for upper elementary and midddle school age children but I liked it too! Think Lord of the Rings mixed with Lightning Thief. "

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About the Author
Author Nancy Farmer

Nancy Farmer has written three Newbery Honor books: The Ear, the Eye and the Arm, A Girl Named Disaster, and The House of Scorpion, which also won the National Book Award. Some of her other books include The Sea of Trolls, The Land of the Silver Apples, The Islands of the Blessed, Do You Know  Me, The Warm Place, and three picture books for young children. She grew up on the Arizona-Mexico border and now lives with her family in Menlo Park, California.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.