Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology on sale on Audible

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#1 Posted by TheKramer89 (553 posts) -

Sorry if this is against the rules, but I just got an email from Audible about their “editor’s choice” sale going on and Norse Mythology is $6.95 for today only. I haven’t read it, so I can’t vouch for it, but it seems to come up a lot during discussions of God of War. I figured somebody might be interested in checking it out, especially if it’s on sale. Again, the sale ends today and I think you may have to be member already...

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#2 Edited by hermes (2629 posts) -

Its a pretty good book, and one of the only ones (the only, as far as I know) that gives Norse mythology a nice overall narrative. Barlog never mentioned it, but it seems clear there are some inspirations drawn...

Good tip...

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#3 Posted by sammo21 (5975 posts) -

I really enjoyed reading "The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion" by Daniel McCoy. He both includes a narrative along with real world historical context and explanation. I much prefer that to Gaiman's straight fiction writing.

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#4 Posted by PapaScott (2 posts) -

Good call. I picked up this Norse Mythology audiobook shortly after starting God of War. I enjoyed the book and in turn I’m enjoying God of War even more now that I know some backstory on the Norse characters. It’s 6.5 hours of audio. I would recommend it. I’ve actually almost finished my second play through, I have a lot of time for audio while working haha.

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#5 Posted by DanishingAct (414 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up. Love Gaiman, and this seems like a perfect time to check this one out.

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#6 Posted by taccyp (318 posts) -

I think I'm about 1/3 of the way through the book and it's a really easy read that contextualizes a lot of stuff from the game and hints at where sequels might go. Highly recommended if you want something written for a modern audience that establishes most of the big-picture stuff in the mythology.

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#7 Edited by avantegardener (2381 posts) -

This also a great read, and I suspect also on Cory Barlog night stand: Mythology.

PS: I've just got mad hankering rewatch 13th warrior, which is reminder of time of time when Crighton didn't have to set everything in theme park.

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