Viking Tales


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(4.1 stars; 116 reviews)

Viking tales are tales from Iceland, featuring the king Halfdan and his son Harald. (Summary by Nadine) (3 hr 29 min)

Chapters

00 - What the Sagas Were 5:20 Read by Timothy Ferguson
01 - Part I, The Baby 2:19 Read by Mary Ballard-Johansson
02 - Part I, The Tooth Thrall 7:50 Read by Elizabeth Zaranka
03 - Part I, Olaf's farm 10:04 Read by Mary Ballard-Johansson
04 - Part I, Olaf's fight with Havard 5:55 Read by Michael Wolf
05 - Part I, Foes'-fear 5:34 Read by Michael Wolf
06 - Part I, Harald is King 9:59 Read by Elizabeth Zaranka
07 - Part I, Harald's Battle 10:14 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
08 - Part I, Gyda's Saucy Message 10:41 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
09 - Part I, The Sea Fight 7:58 Read by Aubrey Anne
10 - Part I, King Harald's Wedding 5:09 Read by Richard Kilmer
11 - Part I, King Harald Goes West-Over-Seas 5:27 Read by CeilingofStars
12 - Part II, Homes in Iceland 43:03 Read by Chuck Burke
13 - Part II, Eric the Red 16:13 Read by Chuck Burke
14 - Part II, Leif and His New Land 13:19 Read by Chuck Burke
15 - Part II ,Wineland the Good 21:19 Read by Tom Barron
16 - Descriptive Notes 13:01 Read by David Stryker
17 - Suggestions to Teachers 9:43 Read by David Stryker
18 - A Reading List 6:33 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)

Reviews

great book not all chapters well read


(4 stars)

readers make or break a book.


(4 stars)

classic!


(5 stars)

great classic stories of vikings.

Viking Tales by Jennie Hall


(4 stars)

I give this audiobook four stars. When I listened to Viking Tales, I had to admit that I thought parts of what I heard which descibes an ancient Nordic point of view about life were very odd to my mind. From what I gather the Norse thought swords could have agendas and desires of their own. Viking Tales is a book that describes why the vikings felt the need to travel and relocate their homes as they did through several smaller stories. I ended up being a bit annoyed by the inept reader who during tracks sixteen and seventeen had trouble pronoucing certain words as he spoke because he either lacked reading talent or chose to read in a impolite, mookish way.

Entertaining


(4 stars)

Quaint tales, good for young people. Decent readers.


(4 stars)

Lost a star due to the many different readers, but Jennie did a fantastic job of fictional retelling of Viking history, voyage, culture and song. I am no expert when it comes to Norse/Viking culture. However, due to my obsessive nature, I have watched films, read books and have done many a reading of many articles and studies about these peoples. This book was a job well done. The writing was tame and filtered. I recommend it to all.


(3.5 stars)

The book itself is fantastic, but David Stryker, the reader of a few of the last chapters is literally the worst reader I’ve ever heard. My 9 year old reads out loud better. It was like nails on a chalk board to hear him.

love the story of Viking i whod love to live in there time .


(5 stars)