The Fall of the Nibelungs


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"The Fall of the Nibelungs" is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the task by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius. The introduction to the 1908 edition summarizes the story, "And so 'the discord of two women,' to quote Carlyle, 'is as a little spark of evil passion, which ere long enlarges itself into a crime; foul murder is done; and now the sin rolls on like a devouring fire, till the guilty and the innocent are alike encircled with it, and a whole land is ashes, and a whole race is swept away.'", a story not for the faint of heart. Summary by Phil Schempf.

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Chapters

First Adventure 4:23 Read by Michael Wolf
Second Adventure 5:16 Read by Michael Wolf
Third Adventure 18:19 Read by Michael Wolf
Fourth Adventure 24:17 Read by Michael Wolf
Fifth Adventure 11:29 Read by Michael Wolf
Sixth Adventure 13:26 Read by Michael Wolf
Seventh Adventure 17:10 Read by Michael Wolf
Eighth Adventure 9:38 Read by Michael Wolf
Ninth Adventure 9:13 Read by Michael Wolf
Tenth Adventure 20:05 Read by Phil Schempf
Eleventh Adventure 6:32 Read by Phil Schempf
Twelfth Adventure 10:04 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirteenth Adventure 6:58 Read by Phil Schempf
Fourteenth Adventure 11:35 Read by Phil Schempf
Fifthteenth Adventure 7:46 Read by Phil Schempf
Sixteenth Adventure 15:58 Read by Phil Schempf
Seventeenth Adventure 13:37 Read by Phil Schempf
Eighteenth Adventure 5:19 Read by Phil Schempf
Nineteenth Adventure 10:09 Read by Phil Schempf
Twentieth Adventure 28:50 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-first Adventure 9:12 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-second Adventure 10:22 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-third Adventure 7:09 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-fourth Adventure 16:19 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-fifth Adventure 17:19 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-sixth Adventure 12:01 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-seventh Adventure 12:57 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-eighth Adventure 8:06 Read by Phil Schempf
Twenty-ninth Adventure 11:24 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirtieth Adventure 6:05 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-first Adventure 14:58 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-second Adventure 5:42 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-third Adventure 10:56 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-fourth Adventure 4:13 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-fifth Adventure 9:25 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-sixth Adventure 10:44 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-seventh Adventure 18:05 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-eighth Adventure 15:43 Read by Phil Schempf
Thirty-ninth Adventure 10:27 Read by Phil Schempf