Popular Tales from the Norse


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(3.8 stars; 20 reviews)

The most careless reader can hardly fail to see that many of the Tales in this volume have the same groundwork as those with which he has been familiar from his earliest youth. They are Nursery Tales, in fact, of the days when there were tales in nurseries--old wives' fables, which have faded away before the light of gas and the power of steam. (Excerpt from Popular Tales from the Norse.)

(17 hr 22 min)

Chapters

01 - Notice to the Second Edition 3:59 Read by thedingo
02 - Notice to the First Edition 2:40 Read by Varra Unreal
03 - Introduction Part 1: Origin 20:31 Read by TriciaG
04 - Introduction Part 2: Diffusion 50:02 Read by Andy Yu
05 - Introduction Part 3: Norse Mythology 49:52 Read by Leni
06-1 - Introduction Part 4-1: Norse Popular Tales 38:54 Read by TriciaG
06-2 - Introduction Part 4-2: Norse Popular Tales 35:41 Read by TriciaG
07 - Introduction Part 5: Conclusion 17:09 Read by Daniel W.
08 - True and Untrue 10:51 Read by Sirene Darktail
09 - Why the Sea is Salt 12:28 Read by Brian von Dedenroth
10 - The Old Dame and Her Hen 17:56 Read by Ted Nugent
11 - East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon 29:08 Read by Brian von Dedenroth
12 - Boots Who Ate a Match with the Troll 4:51 Read by David Federman
13 - Hacon Grizzlebeard 15:47 Read by Parrot
14 - Boots, Who Made the Princess Say, 'That's a Story' 4:50 Read by Carol Stripling
15 - The Twelve Wild Ducks 14:33 Read by Leni
16 - The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body 16:11 Read by Fionn Jameson
17 - The Fox as Herdsman 3:08 Read by Leni
18 - The Mastermaid 31:21 Read by TriciaG
19 - The Cat on the Dovrefell 4:13 Read by pattymarie
20 - Princess on the Glass Hill 19:40 Read by Linda Ferguson
21 - The Cock and the Hen 0:58 Read by Varra Unreal
22 - How One Went Out to Woo 1:48 Read by Clarica
23 - The Master-Smith 19:59 Read by Didier
24 - The Two Step-Sisters 16:38 Read by Sulwen
25 - Buttercup 7:43 Read by Celinda Mendoza
26 - Taming the Shrew 3:34 Read by Selvin
27 - Shortshanks 36:02 Read by Sharon Riskedahl
28 - Gudbrand on the Hill-Side 8:57 Read by Parrot
29 - The Blue Belt 26:32 Read by JohnNewman
30 - Why the Bear is Stumpy-Tailed 2:12 Read by Selvin
31 - Not a Pin to Choose Between Them 10:38 Read by JohnNewman
32 - One's Own Children Are Always Prettiest 1:16 Read by Varra Unreal
33 - The Three Princesses of Whiteland 13:41 Read by Leni
34 - The Lassie and Her Godmother 11:17 Read by Andy Yu
35 - The Three Aunts 8:19 Read by Jessica Louise
36 - The Cock, the Cuckoo, and the Black-Cock 1:19 Read by Varra Unreal
37 - Rich Peter the Pedlar 24:21 Read by Hollis Hanover
38 - Gertrude's Bird 2:28 Read by David Lawrence
39 - Boots and the Troll 11:31 Read by George Yeager
40 - Goosey Grizzel 13:48 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
41 - The Lad Who Went to the North Wind 6:27 Read by David Federman
42 - The Master-Thief 28:11 Read by Morgan Saletta
43 - The Best Wish 23:10 Read by Sharon Riskedahl
44 - The Three Billy-Goats Gruff 3:50 Read by Deb Cornell
45 - Well Done and Ill Paid 5:37 Read by David Federman
46 - The Husband Who Was to Mind the House 5:45 Read by Roger Melin
47 - Dapplegrim 25:56 Read by Sharon Riskedahl
48 - Farmer Weathersky 19:43 Read by Al Dano
49 - Lord Peter 15:08 Read by pattymarie
50 - The Seven Foals 16:14 Read by George Yeager
51 - The Widow's Son 22:06 Read by Sharon Riskedahl
52 - Bushy Bride / Boots and his brothers 26:58 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
53 - Big Peter and Little Peter 21:35 Read by webround
54 - Tatterhood 13:18 Read by Jennifer13
55 - The Cock and Hen that Went to the Dovrefell 5:20 Read by Ezwa
56 - Katie Woodencloak 24:23 Read by Kalynda
57 - Thumbikin 4:37 Read by Ezwa
58 - Doll i' the Grass 5:04 Read by Ezwa
59 - The Lad and the Devil 3:15 Read by Didier
60 - The Cock and Hen a-Nutting 8:19 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
61 - The Big Bird Dan 33:10 Read by webround
62 - Soria Moria Castle 25:49 Read by Sharon Riskedahl
63 - Bruin and Reynard 5:03 Read by Didier
64 - Tom Totherhouse 6:51 Read by Didier
65 - Little Annie the Goose-Girl 7:01 Read by Kalynda
66 - Introduction to Appendix 6:58 Read by Didier
67 - Why the Jack-Spaniard's Waist is Small 1:27 Read by Didier
68 - Ananzi and the Lion 6:43 Read by Lucy Perry
69 - Ananzi and the Quanqua 3:59 Read by George Yeager
70 - The Ear of Corn and the Twelve Men 5:13 Read by Leni
71 - The King and the Ant's Tree 2:01 Read by Didier
72 - The Little Child and the Pumpkin Tree 3:28 Read by Celinda Mendoza
73 - The Brother and His Sisters 5:25 Read by Clarica
74 - The Girl and the Fish 2:11 Read by Scott Carpenter
75 - The Lion, the Goat, and the Baboon 2:13 Read by Scott Carpenter
76 - Ananzi and Baboon 3:04 Read by Didier
77 - The Man and the Doukana Tree 2:19 Read by Scott Carpenter
78 - Nancy Fairy 6:01 Read by pattymarie
79 - The Dancing Gang 1:41 Read by Linda Ferguson

Reviews

(5 stars)

This is one book I am going to buy for my library of books very entertaining and a great read..

(4 stars)

Very entertaining, except for 7 introductions!

(5 stars)

great though one of the narrators could not pronounce the letter V

not great honestly

(1 stars)

I was disappointed that they all claimed to be Christians... all happy endings and silly fairy tales... not what I wanted personally

good for trip.kind of repetitive an sadly written by christains

(3.5 stars)