In The Days of Giants


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(4.5 stars; 27 reviews)

This book is made of the stories told by the Northern folk,—the people who live in the land of the midnight sun, where summer is green and pleasant, but winter is a terrible time of cold and gloom; where rocky mountains tower like huge giants, over whose heads the thunder rolls and crashes, and under whose feet are mines of precious metals. Therefore you will find the tales full of giants and dwarfs,—spirits of the cold mountains and dark caverns. You will find the hero to be Thor, with his thunderbolt hammer, who dwells in the happy heaven of Asgard, where All-Father Odin is king, and where Balder the beautiful makes springtime with his smile. In the north countries, winter, cold, and frost are very real and terrible enemies; while spring, sunshine, and warmth are near and dear friends. So the story of the Beginning of Things is a story of cold and heat, of the wicked giants who loved the cold, and of the good Æsir, who basked in pleasant warmth. - Summary by the author (5 hr 35 min)

Chapters

The Beginning of Things 14:06 Read by Arup Sen
How Odin Lost His Eye 16:27 Read by Richard Corfield
Kvasir's Blood 24:18 Read by Richard Corfield
The Giant Builder 14:37 Read by Miyune
The Magic Apples 30:02 Read by Arup Sen
Skadi's Choice 10:46 Read by Megan Carmichael
The Dwarf's Gifts 22:18 Read by Sarah Terry
Loki's Children 14:37 Read by Sarah Terry
The Quest of the Hammer 28:41 Read by troykemp
The Giantess Who Would Not 21:14 Read by Arup Sen
Thor's Visit to the Giants 31:12 Read by Deon Gines
Thor's Fishing 22:25 Read by Deon Gines
Thor's Duel 19:20 Read by Deon Gines
In the Giant's House 21:31 Read by Deon Gines
Balder and the Mistletoe 22:07 Read by Sarah Terry
The Punishment of Loki 21:24 Read by Sarah Terry

Reviews


(5 stars)

Great book and a great narrator

Great books! Superb narration, for the most part..


(3 stars)

I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of all narrators, except that of deongines. .. Mispronounced words and monotone rambling galore....

heard the book in one day.


(5 stars)

I think the reading of the story added to the experience as these stories would be perfect for a campfire.


(5 stars)

amazing how little Snippets are like stories in the Christian Bible. It's extremely interesting. Very well-read I thought as well


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this, 10 out of 10


(4 stars)

Great story. Read well with enthusiasm.