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The Saga of the Volsungs

With the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok
Narrated by: Jackson Crawford
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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From the translator of the best-selling Poetic Edda comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature.

Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members - including, among others, the dragon slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

©2017 Jackson Crawford (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great listen

Really interesting stories, Jackson Crawford is somehow calming to listen to.
got me very interested in Norse mythology and lots of great content

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I found this to be an engaging translation. Finished it in two days of commuting.

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  • Zack Davenport
  • 2019-02-06

WELL DONE!

Dr. Jackson Crawford has outdone himself yet again. He has taken information that has been hidden in an ivory tower for years and adapted it for a modern audience. Thank you. Hackett publishing needs to offer more contracts for more books from this guy.

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  • Erin
  • 2019-08-07

Jackson Crawford's translation is magnificent!

This is my 2nd book from him. I also 5 stared his translation of the Poetic Edda. He brings these stories to life with his correct pronunciation for the Old Norse names. The Saga of the Volsungs is stories instead of Poems (Like the Poetic Edda). I look forward to Jackson Crawford's translation of the Elder Edda in 2020-2021, depends on his other contractual obligations.
I highly recommend getting his paperback copy to go along with your audiobook. This will actually help you with the correct pronunciation.

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  • Allison Parsons
  • 2019-05-29

Excellent

Great stories. Well spoken and well written. Shared this book with other friends who enjoy Norse stories.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-26

outstanding

loved it, tells the stories well while also giving the reader enough details and outside information to fully understand the sagas and their contents

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  • Arkhein
  • 2019-06-25

Great Book!

I really enjoyed listening to this book on the drive to work, though it did make me miss my exit ramp a couple of times. Jackson Crawdford is a great narrator and his translarion is very understandable and the story is gripping. Now I know eveeything I need to know about shaggy pants.

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  • Tyler
  • 2019-01-21

Great story in a solid translation

My favorite Icelandic saga, and Crawford's new translation is solid, though odd in a few places, but that's typical of most of the translations into English. What's even more odd is that Crawford did the narration himself, and while a good scholar and translator, a professional reader would have been a much better choice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-28

Good Listen

Great classic, but the readers voice is a little plain. Other then that, its awesome.

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