The Norwegian Fairy Book


Read by Paul Harvey

(4.9 stars; 7 reviews)

These Norwegian tales of elemental mountain, forest and sea spirits, have been handed down by hinds and huntsmen, wood choppers and fisher folk. They are men who led a hard and lonely life amid primitive surroundings. The Norwegian Fairy Book has an appeal for one and all, since it is a book in which the mirror of fairy-tale reflects human yearnings and aspirations, human loves, ambitions and disillusionments, in an imaginatively glamored, yet not distorted form. [from the book's preface] (8 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:57 Read by Paul Harvey
Per Gynt 11:50 Read by Paul Harvey
The Isle of Udröst 10:30 Read by Paul Harvey
The Three Lemons 11:01 Read by Paul Harvey
The Neighbor Underground 4:51 Read by Paul Harvey
The Secret Church 5:43 Read by Paul Harvey
The Comrade 29:41 Read by Paul Harvey
Aspenclog 4:32 Read by Paul Harvey
The Troll Wedding 4:19 Read by Paul Harvey
The Hat of the Huldres 2:48 Read by Paul Harvey
The Child of Mary 10:18 Read by Paul Harvey
Storm Magic 10:00 Read by Paul Harvey
The Four-shilling Piece 10:21 Read by Paul Harvey
The Magic Apples 6:39 Read by Paul Harvey
Self Did It 2:23 Read by Paul Harvey
The Master Girl 31:44 Read by Paul Harvey
Anent the Giant Who Did Not Have His Heart About Him 15:37 Read by Paul Harvey
The Three Princesses in Whiteland 12:58 Read by Paul Harvey
Trouble and Care 32:23 Read by Paul Harvey
Kari Woodencoat 27:07 Read by Paul Harvey
Ola Storbaekkjen 3:40 Read by Paul Harvey
The Cat Who Could Eat So Much 14:56 Read by Paul Harvey
East of the Sun and West of the Moon 27:12 Read by Paul Harvey
Murmur Goose-egg 24:59 Read by Paul Harvey
The Troll-Wife 6:30 Read by Paul Harvey
The King’s Hares 17:07 Read by Paul Harvey
Helge-Hal in the Blue Hill 18:02 Read by Paul Harvey
The Lord of the Hill and John Blessom 3:28 Read by Paul Harvey
The Young Fellow and the Devil 2:02 Read by Paul Harvey
Farther South Than South, and Farther North Than North, and in the Great Hill o… 10:38 Read by Paul Harvey
Lucky Andrew 13:34 Read by Paul Harvey
The Pastor and the Sexton 3:08 Read by Paul Harvey
The Skipper and Sir Urian 3:49 Read by Paul Harvey
The Youth Who Was to Serve Three Years Without Pay 24:25 Read by Paul Harvey
The Youth Who Wanted to Win the Daughter of the Mother in the Corner 14:40 Read by Paul Harvey
The Chronicle of the Pancake 7:07 Read by Paul Harvey
Soria-Moria Castle 23:34 Read by Paul Harvey
The Player on the Jew’s-harp 19:10 Read by Paul Harvey

Reviews

well read


(5 stars)

Really not Norweigian. Norwegians are notorious justice warriors. If this were really written by Norweigians it would be full of stories about BIPOCS being systemically oppressed by Trailer Trash white folks, only to be heroically rescued by Bernie Sanders and trillion dollar governmental poverty programs. This story reads like something written by old white people before they realized how raycyst they were. If that is your cup o tea u might have killed George Floyd . Not as good as grims fairy tales, but still decent in a oblivious raycyst way